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Monday, December 3, 2012

Feeling A Bit Silly




One of my dear nieces is having another baby.
I purchased my gift and then 
decided to make this little door hanger to include.  



While I was in the mood to sew,
I decided to make this bag to hold my gift. 
After all when you are carrying babies from  car to grandmas,
 to shopping, to doctor, etc. 
You can not have enough bags, right?

This was a plain white cloth bag 
that I purchased in a package of three bags at WalMart.
They are fun to embellish and make great carry-alls.

What I didn't do was check to see if the gift would fit, 
before adding the pockets and trim.
LOL
Well, I needed about another inch of fabric.
Leave it to me :)
So now the gift, the pillow sign and the bag,
 will all go into a paper gift bag.

Have you ever made a mistake as silly as this?



This is the pocket on the other side.
They haven't picked a name for their new little girl yet.
So this will have to do, as far as personalizing the bag.

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Next time . . .
I'll check the size of the bag . . .

I could have made one from scratch, 
but I've got this finished and it is what I'm going with.

Anyway, I'm not going to another little Miss Mansfield, baby-shower, LOL


Oh, silly me  :)

Connie 

P.S.  I am planning a Give-Away 
to celebrate my 1st Year Anniversary as a blogger.
I know what I want to give, but need to get to 
the bookstore and see if I can find it. 

Be sure to check back :)

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35 comments:

  1. Well Connie,
    you did your best, and it looks fine. I am sure your niece will find use for it. There is always something extra to carry when one has small babies.
    I made a shirt for on of my sons many many years ago. When it was all finished i went to put it on him. Guess what! i had forgotten to sew the button holes in and put buttons on.. we all make silly mistakes.):
    happy days
    val

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    1. As long as we can laugh at our mistakes . . . I guess everything is fine :)

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  2. You aren't silly at all! It's from the mistakes we learn... your niece will love it and I am sure she will be so glad as you say carrying the baby and needing a bag to put the diapers, bottle etc. inside. It's so personal and lovely! Congratulations to one year blogging! It's great to "know" you! Christa

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    1. Hi Christa, thanks for the sweet comment . . . it is great to know you, too.
      Be sure and come back to enter the Give-Away :)

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  3. Yep...sounds just like something I would do! I know she'll love her gifts even if they do come in a store bought bag!

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    1. It's not my first mistake or will it be my last. They are easy to laugh at, when they are little mistakes like this one :)

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  4. What a bummer that it was so close but just not big enough. Oh well. They'll love the gift just the same. I make mistakes like that too. It's frustrating but the recipient may never know or realize. What a great gift! They're going to love it all! :-)

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping in and for leaving this comment . . . we all make them, don't we?
      Be sure and come back for the Give-Away :)

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  5. I make mistakes like that all the time. I love the bag and door hanger.

    Hugs

    Lesley (Heart for Home-making)

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    1. Hi Lesley and thanks so much . . . I'm making a few more door hangers, because Yippee! I'm setting up this week for my first holiday craft show :)

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  6. That is adorable, Connie! I love it all and I'm sure she will, too. Maybe you could decorate a plain kraft bag with the colors or some images that match the gifts.

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    1. Hi Kathy, great idea, but the shower was last Saturday. I did have a beautiful market bag in the closet that I had never used, so it worked perfectly :)
      Have a great day :)

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  7. So adorable, Connie! Love the gift and the bag! I'm sure they will love your great gifts! Hugs

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    1. You are such a sweetie pie . . . thanks for the warm and lovely comment.
      Spread the word about my Give-Away and be sure and enter :)

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  8. Such a cute little gift bag...even if everything didn't fit!

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    1. Hi Linda, I couldn't believe it when it didn't fit. Just one of those reason to laugh at myself, LOL.

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  9. Sounds like something I would do too--cute bag though!

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    1. Hi Sandy . . . thanks so much for visiting and for the sweet comment.
      Love your Flora-Dora.
      Stay happy,
      your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  10. I love the little bags they are way to adorable!!

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  11. Morning Connie! Well, little Miss Mansfield has a wonderful, sweet Aunt Connie! You are such a thoughtful person, thinking of handmaking something for the little one to have now and as a keepsake later! The sign pillow is so sweet~~~and the little tote is cute. Funny, I've been wanting a plain tote for projects and WHA-LA, here it is on your blog from Wal-mart(thanks!) And NOW- a give-a-way!...I will be WAITING and WATCHING!! Your friend~~~Roxie

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    1. Hi Roxie . . . I'm working hard this week to get ready for my first holiday booth. I'm very excited! Do, come back next week and get in on the Give-Away, I'm looking forward to it, too :)

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  12. They will love it! Necessity is the mother of invention!

    Kathy M.

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    1. Hi Kathy, it is so good to see your smiling face on my screen.
      Have a lovely week and check back next week for my give-away :)

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  13. I think she will love the homemade gifts you made for her! I am one who loves homemade things, so I think they are great!

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    1. oops, don't know if you know or not, but I moved my blog to
      thisweetlandfarm.blogspot.com hope to see you there!

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    2. I saw that you moved, but didn't see a place to follow. I hope that it automatically just moved me with you. If not let me know where to follow. Don't forget my give-away.

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  14. I've done that more than once. :-( What a sweet gift. I am sure she will love it no matter how you have to wrap it. :-)

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    1. Hi Sharon and thank you . . . I love the encouragement :)
      Come back next week for the Give-Away.

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  15. Great idea, and I love the images.

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    1. Hi Mary and thanks so much. I'm sure that I have told you this before, but I adore the photo of you on the turtle. Best profile photo ever!!!
      Come back next week and enter my Give-Away, :)

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  16. Hi Connie,

    Very cute! I love the door sign especially. Another friend of mine is having her second child so I started knitting another baby blanket. Whew. I'm an old lady compared to all my child-bearing friends! tee hee

    Homemade gifts are the best! I'm sure Miss Manfield will love it all.

    Congrats on your upcoming anniversary! Way to go.

    Hugs,
    Kay

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    1. Hi Kay, it is funny, because I visit so many sites where the blogger has stopped posting. I have to much fun and I've met so many lovely ladies (among them, you, you sweetie pie. :) I plan on doing this for a very long time.
      I know what you mean about friends being so young. My daughter is experiencing that, too. She is back in school with girls that have mothers her age . . . she says it's so weird. Her daughters are 5 and 6, but she waited until she was 32 to have her first.
      Be sure and come back next week and enter my Give-away :)

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    1. Hi Deborah, what a sweet thing to say :)
      Hey, come back next week and enter my very first Give-Away.
      I'll be celebrating my first year in blogging next month and thought it was about time to have one :)

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