Friday, August 9, 2013

Wrap Up Day For the Ho-Ho-Ho Blog Hop~

Today is the final day of the wonderful Ho-Ho-Ho Blog Hop!

I hope you have found lots of inspiration to kick-start your
holiday creations!

Thanks to Carol and Madame Samm
for pulling us all together as we hop along!!

You can go back and look at the beautiful works by clicking on the Hop Buttons!
Since today, the last day, is my turn, 
I thought...
Let's Wrap It Up!!
Everyone loves a pretty package,
and a smart, useful, pretty package is a gift that 
keeps on giving...
A pillowcase is perfect for those larger or odd-shaped gifts,
and it is something that everyone uses.
Tie it up with a pretty ribbon and it is ready to go under the tree!

A gift bag with a sewn casing and drawstring could hold smaller items,
although they can be made any size.
The bags work great for traveling, holding shoes or storage...

You can decorate the bag with a simple holiday motif,
make it scrappy, or from bleached muslin to store a stocking or quilt.


Or, how about a festive little zippered bag?
You can never have too many bags with zippers..
fabulous organizational tools!
Noodlehead has directions for some spiffy open-wide zippered pouches.

Zippered bags can come in all sizes and shapes.
Michelle Patterns has wonderfully simple directions for the two larger


Wouldn't it be sweet to find them nestled in the branches,
filled with treats or little poems?
They are easy to make...the tiny one is 1" smaller than her smallest pattern.


How about a basket to fill with goodies?
A Spoonful of Sugar has a great tutorial for gathered baskets.
She also has directions for three different sizes!


Thanks to this hop I have some wrappings ready...


Now this elf needs to get working on their stuffings, 
because, although it was an amazing 70' F when I took these photos
at 9PM
(in August near Nome that is qUiTe a surprise),
we know that white stuff will be flying before we are ready for it!!

Happy Holidays to all and to all a good night.....


Please hop to these other blogs too
 and find out what they have to share with you~

August 9
Thanks for stopping by Forget-Me-Not Stitches!

Ho-Ho-Ho.....


65 comments:

  1. Oh my dear, you have been busy making all the projects. They are all wonderful gifts and thanks for the idea. I think I will make some for the coming Christmas, as it is a good way to use some of the Christmas fabrics, that is hard to resist and then continue to be left in the stash many years.
    Have a great weekend and thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  2. What great wrapping ideas, thanks for sharing so many great links! I loved your post.

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  3. Oh my you have been a busy lady. I love your projects,. Thank you for sharing

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  4. I love your packaging! Ideas are flying here now.... I must make me some of these bags (yes, both varieties)and baskets too... Oh my!

    It was really hot here too (I was even sewing a Christmas apron on THE HOTTEST DAY EVER in The Netherlands). I found it sort of special though, Christmas in the heat!

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  5. Love your projects. What a great idea to make the pillow cases and other bags for wrappers. They all turned out great.

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  6. What a great group of bags and packages!

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  7. Now that pillowcase idea, I might just have to adopt. Great idea!

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  8. Ohhh lovely, what bright, christmacy ideas...I love the large bag, pillow case...yes of course...lol

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  9. Wonderful projects!!! I really like the one with the cookies in it...lol

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  10. My grandchildren love pillowcases and bags with presents - they're always a big hit! blessings, marlene

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  11. Love your ideas - I would never have thought about using a pillowcase for a hard to wrap item. I also love the idea about putting gifts in a small zippered pouch.

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  12. All your creations are lovely! I never thought about using pillowcases for hard to wrap things either--what a great idea! The gathered baskets are really neat too--must make some! Thanks for sharing.

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  13. I like the idea of using fabric bags as wrapping. I even tell my daughter she can use fat quarters to wrap my presents. I figure if she is going to spend money on wrapping paper it might as well be something I can play with later. :) Love all your bags too. they are super cute for the holidays.

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  14. What a great grouping of projects!

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  15. great idea wrapping gifts in a pillow case. I make my grandkids a new one each holiday but never thought about wrapping gifts this way How neat.

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  16. love your pillow case bags nice job

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  17. The pillow case is a great idea for those big gifts and those baskets and zippered bags are wonderful, too! I love how you have them all in the basket in that last photo...such a sweet way to package a gift for someone. Thanks for hopping with us!

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  18. Love your idea for a pillow case packaging and I will definitely be using it this year...and your other projects would make my gift giving a little lighter if they are as easy as you say. The idea of putting them all together at the end made it a wonderful package idea.... I will be visiting the other links too so thank you so much for sharing with us......

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  19. You have been quite busy! Love the idea of a pillowcase to wrap a gift. thanks for the inspiration!

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  20. Really cute projects. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Adorable, I need to get started on making gift bags for Christmas and pillowcases.

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  22. The pillowcase wrapping for odd size gifts is a great idea! I love the easy gathered fabric bowls., too. Thanks for the link to the how-to. I will me making some of these for Christmas this year! ... :) Pat

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  23. I LOVE all your wrap ups!!! Great ideas! You did a really good job!

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  24. I love all of your sweet projects. Making a pillowcase for wrapping is an excellent idea! I love the little basket and will be checking out that tutorial. Thank you for all of the great Christmas ideas!

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  25. Such a delightful post. Everything will be beautifully wrapped this Christmas

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  26. First of all, I love your photo setting! All of the bags and containers are wonderful! I feel like I can never get enough bags or pouches and they make perfect gifts. Thanks for sharing!

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  27. Great ideas for wrappings. I love when the wrapping is as exciting and as appreciated as what is tucked inside. Your tree is going to look fantastic with these gifts tucked in, and underneath, its branches. Christmas is only 138 days away. I am so excited.

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  28. Lovely Christmas project. Thanks for sharing the links.

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  29. Great projects! Thank you so much for joining the blog hop!!!

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  30. Wonderful christmas projects.Thanks for sharing!

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  31. Santa would love these bags cause he could put a wholes family's gift in the bag and leave by the tree. It sure would save him time when delivering and more time to eat your sweet cookies.
    Hugs

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  32. Ohhh, I like em, I like em! You are all ready to wrap up a fabulous holiday season!

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  33. Great projects - I love the dumpling purse!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  34. Cute cute bags. Love them but I'm a little scared to try one. You make it look easy however.
    Gmama Jane

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  35. Wonderful projects and I especially liked the gathered baskets.

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  36. Your projects are amazing. When I saw the pillow case, I thought it would be cute any time, particularly for a boy. One of the ladies in our guild asked us to make pillow cases. Her daughter works for Child Protective Services. They need pillow cases for children to quickly put their only possessions into when they are being transferred from one location to another. The lady said she would sew the "string" her daughter wants onto them as a closure, if we would make them. She would even take clean, gently used pillow cases. That might make a transition a little easier for a child. That would still be a great gift. Your projects are amazing. I love the zipper bags. I haven't tried one yet. Thanks for giving links to tutorials. I'm finding there are some wonderful tutorials and when someone else has tried and tried and refined the process, it usually isn't as difficult as it looks. Thanks for participating, sharing your amazing creativity, having an amazing assortment of fabrics, showing a plethora of projects, and inspiring us. I had no idea what the weather is in your area this time of year. Thanks for sharing that, too!

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  37. Did you make enough bags? I'm envious. The little gathered basket has been on my to do list for a while, but now I'm definitely going to make one. Your projects all look great; and I also like your little quilts. I also love your little candy canes and garland; very appropriate for a July picture taking session.

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  38. Cute bags and purses, thanks for sharing and beeing part of this hop.

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  39. Bags, bags everywhere ... oh and a basket too! Great projects.

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  40. WOW. What an awesome bunch of goodness. The bags to hold gifts is a great idea. And, of course, I really love the pouches. Very cute. The basket is really adorable. I can just see this filled with candy or cookies for the little ones. You did a wonderful job. Thank you for sharing.

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  41. Your bag is adorable, I think I need to make me one of those.

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  42. Everything. Is. Wonderful! Especially like the pillowcase. What a fabulous idea! Everyone can use a pillowcase, right? Thanks for showing everything!

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  43. Great projects! Love all the bags!!!!

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  44. Thanks for being part of the fun blog hop. I enjoyed your blog. Amazing job on your projects.

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  45. I love all of your bags! great job.
    Thanks for sharing,
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  46. wowie! You have been one busy girl, Sharon Lots and lots of bags for wrapping gifts this year or pulling out to display and house all manner of goodies. Well done!

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  47. Your bags and pouches are precious. I am keeping in mind the pillowcase idea for the larger parcels. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  48. I loved all of your projects, the bags are all wonderful.

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  49. What an absolutely wonderful idea to make a pillowcase for wrapping. For several years, I've been making a reusable wrapping and this is a fabulous idea. The drawstring would be so cute, too.

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  50. Great projects! I made Christmas gift bags a couple of years, and my grands still play with them. LOL

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  51. Great job on all the lovely christmas projects.

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  52. I never would have thought to use a pillowcase as wrapping -- brilliant! Love all your bags, too. :)

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  53. Fantastic job on all your projects! You have some very good ideas for quick wrapping. Thanks for all the great links!

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  54. Everything is so wonderful. What great projects. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  55. Wow. LOVE all the bags you've made and the pillowcase. All are so very festive. Anyone would love to get a gift of those.

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  56. I'd say that you caught the spirit of the season! Wow. Thee bags are a gift in themselves.

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  57. Your post is full of great ideas. I love the little zip pouches. I never thought about using pillowcases to hold gifts. Thanks for for including the links to find the tutorials.

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  58. Hiya Sharon!!! Bags, and pouches, and baskets, oh my!!! Such lovely goodies you have made. I especially like the idea of the pillowcase, the gift that keeps on giving. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas, blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

    pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

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  59. All of your bags and baskets are very cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  60. All of your projects are wonderful and making a Christmas pillow slip for your gifts are a great idea.Thanks for sharing with us.

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  61. Your projects are beautiful, I love them all. Thanks for sharing.

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