So, my grandmother emailed me and let me know that tomorrow we are not only getting together for Easter, we are also celebrating my Aunt's birthday (it was apparently April 1st). So yesterday I went around downtown finding her little gifts. She is an awesome person, I love when we get to see her, she loves to laugh and is a lot of fun to talk with.
She is, however, the exact opposite than me in ways that include fashion and taste in music, movies, books -- basically anything and everything. She is very fashionable. There are a few shops around downtown that are perfect for finding gifts for women like her -- I found a super cute scarf, some handmade earings and a really really nice tyler candle
(seriously, these are the best candles I have ever smelled/used, which is high praise from me, because I am really sensitive to scented things)
After getting all of these I was stumped about what I was going to do to wrap them, I hate using bags or wrapping paper that are never going to be used again and just get thrown out as soon as the gifts are taken out/unwrapped -- so I looked around at some of the things I had and came accross some reminants of fabric I picked up from Jo-Anne's the other day. So I decided to make a little pouch and use the mesh ribbon that one of the stores used to tie a bow on the bag.
I took the fabric and wrapped it around my hand until it was big enough for what I wanted to put in, and cut it, it actually came out an almost perfect circle. I then pinned about one 1/2 inches around it and sewed down. I cut a small hole in the top of the "hem" and stuck the ribbon in with a safety pin on one end to feed it through holding the other end. It came out really cute! ( pictures of the bagCollapse )