GIFT BAGS FOR THREE SISTER-IN-LAWS
Each Christmas I have fun putting together Hostess Gifts for my three sweet SILs to thank them for treating us so wonderfully at Christmas time when we go back "home".
I try to find different types of gift packages each year - usually something that the girls will be able to use after Christmas. For example, one year it was LL Bean tote bags, another year it was Vera Bradley bags, and another time it was cute flowered hat boxes. And then I have a fun time selecting the goodies to fill their packages. (I don't forget the boys/girl's hubbies - I always include a large cookie bin filled with my homemade frosted sugar cookies and chocolate chip cookies!)
This year I decided to make their gift packages by crocheting three grocery size bags. I had these lovely variegated Lily's Sugar n' Cream 100% cotton yarns on hand. I topped them off with a coordinating yarn and embellished them with tiny crocheted flowers (thanks to Attic 24's tutorial for Teeny Tiny Flowers).
Variegated Lily's Sugar n' Cream "Violet Veil Ombre" yarn with coordinating solid colors "Sunshine" and "Hot Purple".
Blogged about the one above (here) - where you can find pattern info.
Variegated Lily's Sugar n' Cream "Field of Dreams" yarn with coordinating solid colors "Hot Green" and "Grape".
Each one has a flower on each side.
Variegated Lily's Sugar n' Cream "Pretty Pastels" with coordinating solid color "Country Blue"
These are so easy and fun to crochet.
|The Three SILs|
I propped a broom stick across two chairs to hang the bags to get a photo outside with good light.
Now it's time to go shopping to fill them up with goodies for the girls!
Do you have a favorite?