When I started making drawstring bags over the Summer, inspired by this tutorial by Svetlana of s.o.t.a.k. handmade, I decided right away they'd be my go-to bag for gift-giving. After all, it takes less time to make one than it does to run out to the store to purchase one. Plus, they just look so special and can be used again and again and again, I love that! So when Garden Dreamer arrived I decided to whip up a couple to both highlight a few prints in this new collection to share here on the blog, and to use for packaging up a couple of Haila's smaller gifts for her birthday next week! I like to quilt my bags, making use of all my batting scraps and so they're guaranteed to last for years to come.
First up is a combo of Garden Dreamer Bumble Beez and Twinklestar Berry to fill with new nail polishes, one of my girl's most favorite things!
These new nail polishes were included in my last month's PINCHme Box, a monthly subscription for receiving product samples to try out. It's a great way to discover new, amazing beauty products and these nail polish colors just happened to go perfectly with these Garden Dreamer prints!
The second bag is a little larger, made to fit a new pair of pretty earrings from Applepear Handcrafted Jewelry! Haila's going to love these Rain Stud Earrings and their pretty packaging inspired this selection of Garden Dreamer prints -- Flower Dance + Terra Firma Humid paired with a little AGF Linen & Denim!
I really fell in love with making these bags and the options are endless! I'm excited to grow a collection of them and I know they'll be lovely to give. I'll be back soon to share one more addition to the Garden Dreamer gift-bag stash!