Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Simple Gifts


A couple of weeks ago I gave a friend a pillow I'd made. Instead of wrapping it in paper, or putting it into a box, I made a simple gift bag from painter's canvas (leftover from my drapes), tied with a strip of toile fabric, and finished off with a felted wool flower pinned to the knot.

I've made a lot of these flowers. They go together quickly. I like using felted sweaters I pick up at the thrift store. The tutorial I used is one created by Betz White, author of a couple of books and designer of so many pretty things.  

15 comments:

T's Daily Treasures said...

Anytime you can recycle and upcycle is a good thing. Such a sweet way to present a lovely gift. Have a wonderful Wednesday. :) Tammy

Pondside said...

What a sweet way to present a gift! I know that your felted flowers are very pretty.

Carole said...

Canvas and toile is a great combination. The felt rose is adorable!

Vee said...

Very sweet presentation. I'm off to see the tutorial you link to. Don't you love the painter's cloth? I keep some on hand at all times. I'm forever seeing lovely things to make with it. (Some fine day, I really am going to finish the table runner tutorial that you have, though I'm running low on doilies and may have to do some flea market shopping.)

Sheila said...

Lorrie - this is such a nice idea. I like the bag and ribbon too! I would love to try the felted roses. Thanks for the suggestion!

Brenda Leyland said...

So simple... yet so very pretty!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Sweet...a creative way to wrap a gift!

Linda said...

I love simplicity!!!

Bettyann said...

Furoshiki, the japanese art of fabric wrapping...you have the skill Lorrie..thanks for sharing your lovely ideas..

Jacque said...

Hi Lorrie,

I sent you an email and not sure if you received it. If you didn't would you please email me so I can REsend it?

You are so full of ideas! And, so crafty...

Hope all is well with you and your family.

Maggie said...

Such a thoughtful way of giving, upcyclying is all the rage now!
The little felted flower is a gift in itself, just lovely.

Maria said...

sweet & creative! lovely greetings

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Barbara said...

You certainly have some great ideas Lorrie.

Jenny said...

So cute - you're very creative. I'm going to "borrow" this idea!

Andrea Dawn said...

I had a peek at the tutorial and it looks fairly simple for such a beautiful result. Thanks, Lorrie.