Wednesday, December 29, 2010

I Gave Them the Runaround

Happy holidays! I hope everyone is in full relaxation mode, enjoying their new Christmas mags and goodies. I'm here for a quick gift post today.

My SIL and her Saturday morning walking buddy received these pretty bags for Christmas (from me).

Runaround Bags front by Poppyprint

They are made from Lazy Girl Designs #111 pattern, the 'Runaround Bag'. They are the perfect size (about 7" x 10") for an across-the-body small bag for walking necessities like lip balm, cell phone and debit card. There is one main zippered pouch, and an extra pocket on the back which is a great place for a decorative stitch.

Runaround Bags back by Poppyprint

Although the pattern calls for a 12" zipper, I got away easily with 7" ones.

Runaround Bags front detail by Poppyprint

The purple bag is made from Martha Negley plums and Michael Miller mirror ball dots. The blue one is a Japanese indigo print paired with Denyse Schmidt Hope Valley.

I wrapped them up in plain dollar store gift bags decorated with some wrapping paper scraps. I also included a little jar of Peppermint Sugar Foot Scrub that I was able to mix up on the spot after seeing this post (not sure why I have mineral oil in the house, but it was great to be able to use some up!).

Walking Buddy gift bags

I've got a guest post all lined up on Stash Manicure tomorrow. Check out "Swap Your Stash" complete with photos of everything I swapped in 2010. It was a lot!


Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

Oooh I'll go see you over at Stash Manicure tomorrow - that blog looks so wonderful now it's had a make-over. I hope you show the man-rug that started the whole Old Spice conversation!

Needled Mom said...

What sweet gifts. Those are the perfect size to grab and run errands with too.

Unknown said...

aaak!! love those bags! anything i don't have to hold... ends up always being my new BFF!! ;)


Ariane said...

Oh! These are so cute! What a great gift idea! I may just have to get that pattern.

carol said...

Have fun tomorrow......I will make sure to visit!

Diane said...

Those bags are so cute!

Amy Friend said...

Oh, I like that across the body design. That works well when you need to grab a child with each hand! They came out nicely!

Barb said...

Lovely little bags...what a thoughtful gift!

Vic H. said...

Oh my gosh...I must have made a dozen of those bags this last summer!! Aren't they addicting?? Love your color choices!!