Thursday, March 27, 2008

Show and Tell Friday - Spring Craft Day!

Show and tell is always fun. Head over to Kelli's blog to see everyone's treasures!


For my show and tell today, I wanted to invite you to see our craftiness. My daughters (and grandchildren) get together now and then to make things and have fun together.

Last week we made “SPRING” signs, and bags.

Edge was our ever-gracious hostess, and planned a few fun crafts for the kids. She and Sassy went to the craft store and bought the supplies for our lovely spring sign.

This was a pretty kid-friendly craft, as you can see.

I brought most of the stuff for our bags, which we made from a simple pattern. Even the two younger girls wanted to make their own bag.

I am especially happy with the straps, which I got at a half-price sale at JoAnn’s. You can cover them with fabric or leave them as is.

This is one of the finished bags, nothing too complicated. My 12-year old made this one, complete with inner pocket, and has been using it as her book bag this week.

Making bags is great if you want cloth bags to take to the store to carry your purchases home in, or a great way to use up those fabric remnants you buy without really knowing what you are going to do with them!


The only thing that would've made our day better is if we could have had Gretchen with us. We all missed her that day!

13 comments:

Jewelgirl said...

A terrific way to spend time
with loved ones. Very colorful
fabric bag, I might use it for
the beach!

Pretty Life Online said...

Cool one to spend with the family!!! Have a wonderful weekend! Hope you can drop by too @ my castle!

Jennie said...

What a lovely posting. There is nothing better than sharing your skills and interests with your children. They made lovely items too.

Nora Lee said...

How special to spend time together crafting and making memories! I love your bag, so pretty.

Hootin' Anni said...

What a super neat idea!! I bet that would be so much fun. Care to invite a Show N Tell friend there next time?


Please do drop by. I'm sharing a bit of Gone With the Wind today.

Penless Thoughts said...

What a wonderful idea to have a Craft Day. Something your grandkids will always remember, and perhaps pass on.
Susan

Constance said...

Best of all, you're creating memories! Those will last long after the bags are worn out! Thanks for sharing!
Connie

Jean said...

What a fun day that must of been. Great ideas!

Simply Heart And Home said...

Gretchen,

What a delightful time to have your daughters and grandchildren over! The crafts are beautiful. Love the bag!

Gina

Lisa said...

this looks like fun!
the bag is great!
i love bags!

cherished*vintage said...

What a fun day! It so great to see 3 generations crafting together. Loved your post, thanks for sharing!
-Karoline

MyJourneyBack said...

What a lovely show and tell. And what really cute ideas. I love the spring plaque. What a wonderful time you must have had. I cannot wait till my little ones get big enough for this kind of fun. (gotta have some girls first!)
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Emily said...

it was a fun day :) soon i'll finish my sign and put together a blog entry as well.