Design by: me
I designed and sewed a simple tote idea for my mom and sister for Easter.
I filled the totes with goodies.
My thought was a fun tote bag to take to the Library.
My mom was excited about her tote. She called me later to say she already put it to use. She is a Dairy Farmer and needed a bag to carry her books and snacks in as she travels to the barns.
I received a nice Thank You note from my sister. She was so excited for her tote. And she was able to take it to show and tell at the school she works at. To celebrate Earth Day, students and teachers were encouraged to bring in a recycled item.
I used an old pair of my jeans to make the totes.
I used a pocket from an old pair of the boys jeans.
I was so happy with how they turned out.
Of course, countless numbers of things can be bought in stores, but, somehow, store bought presents do not always convey the warmth we hope will accompany the gifts. When people take the time and care to make the presents they give, they put into the gifts not only the materials needed, but also a part of themselves.
The thoughts and feelings behind the giving, not the grandness of the gift, are the important ingredients.