Thursday, November 24, 2011

Gift bags galore...

Photo courtesy S. D. Jackson Photography
Good evening to all. We are up to our elbows in cloth bags here in our Gabriola Island studio! These are the first round of gift bags, with another stack being prepped for stitching... and more bread bags and some trinket bags to follow... and our countdown days are at 8 to our opening market at The Commons Christmas Craft Fair...

In the Feature Showcase this evening: a versatile Gift Bag

...Choice of print or plain outer fabric (poly/cotton) 
...Lined with contrast fabric to compliment the outer fabric 
...Built-in handle for easy transport or for hanging on a stocking hook 
...Attached ribbon tie 
...Plain outer fabric also has a medallion embellishment hand-stitched to the front ...Trimmed with decor stitching along the handle

Photos courtesy S. D. Jackson Photography

...Finished size approximately 6¼” wide (12½” diameter) by 14½” tall ...Large enough to hold a bottle ...Smaller version measures approximately 10" tall 
...Either version makes a great bag to fill with jams & homemade preserves, bath salts, an assortment of candles, or anything else you may be able to think of to put in it 
...Environmentally & tree-friendly; reusable 
...A gift in itself!

What features do you look for in a cloth gift bag? Sturdiness? Uniqueness? Versatility? What features would you like to see in our gift bags? More colors? More print outer or plain outer with embellishments? Bags for other holidays and special occasions? Please feel free to leave your comments, suggestions or questions below... we are open to all feedback regarding our blog and our products. Join us on our Facebook page too! Or if you prefer a private communication, please email Carla's Victorian Heirlooms at the address on the sidebar (use the @ symbol in the address)... And we are accepting orders for Christmas and New Year's delivery. 

Until next time... one month today is Christmas Eve! who's left on your shopping list?... stay safe, be happy.