Thursday, November 10, 2011

Getting ahead of the creative process

Hi Bloggerettes!  Don't you think it's time I put something new on my blog.  I used to to post at least three times a week, but lately I've been slacking off and feeling guilty.  It's not that I've forgotten about how much you sweeties mean to me, it's just that, well, life has been getting in the way.   So without further ado, I'll show you a few things I've been working on for my booths.

I filled a tin wall bucket with greenery and berries, then added an image from The Graphics Fairy.  I ironed the image onto some muslin fabric using iron on transfer paper.  

This next project happened out of the middle of nowhere.
I started sewing some burlap bags with no idea whatsoever on what to do with them.
I then printed off images onto fabric using iron on transfer paper.
Again, all the graphics are from Graphics Fairy.

I started adding ribbons and some key ornaments
and I still don't know what to call them or what to do with them.

 Maybe some of you clever ones can come up with something.
I'm thinking they could be filled with greenery and some little lights and used as a door or porch decoration.  Gift bags??  Thingamajiggs??

I know it's crazy to make something and then not know what to do with it, but lately I've been getting ahead of the creative process.  Do you ever do that?

Oh well, no matter what you call them or do with them they are still kinda cute.

Okeedokey, that's it for now.  I think I'll get back to creating and maybe not get so ahead of myself this time!!!


I'm joining the Potpourri Party at 2805! and Creative Things Thursdays at Vintage Farm House


Collected Treasures...for the home, heart and soul said...

Hi Sissie......I know what you mean :)......I say don't worry about what to do with them yourself....put a price tag on them and let the buyer decide....I'm just sayin'....make it easy....lots of good stuff!!!

Ozma of Odds said...

...yep ~ time keeps on tickin', tickin', tickin'
into the future ~ LOL!!
LOVE your burlap sleeves dear Sissie!! they would be fabulous for "gift card" gifts:)
xo, Rosemary

Nancy said...

Hi Sissie!!
I love the wall bucket. It's so pretty and elegant with what you filled it with. And the bags are cute! I think they could be used for all the things you mentioned. Sometimes, pretties don't have to have a purpose but to be picked up and admired! You've done good work!!


Debra @ Common Ground said...

Whatever you decide to call them, I think they're adorable!! xoxo

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Really cute Sissie, love to see holiday items being posted:@)

maria said...

Not really sure from the pics, but are they big enough to be considered gift bags for wine bottles? That"s what I thought they were as I was reading your post.

Gail said...

Hi Sissie, you just keep right on creating because everything you do is so beautiful! Your little burlap bags are adorable.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love that greenery, Sissie! I am really loving berries for some reason this year. I have a feeling they will be popping up in my decorations! Those bags are great! My first thought was wine bottle gift bag, but really as a gift bag for anything. How about hanging off the back of dining or kitchen chairs with a little bit of greenery and some berries peeking out the top.

Tracy said...

Your bags are sooo cute! What adorable gift bags they would make. I instantly thought wine bottles too, but really you could put anything in them, they are a gift all by themselves.

Blue Creek Home said...

Love the little bags. I love the Christmas bucket too!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love the vintage graphics added to the planter and the bags.

LuLu Kellogg said...

LOVE the little bags Sissie and the greenery in the lovely container!

I am not posting as much either as it's getting a little busy around here so do like I do and just post when you can!!!


Cindy said...

Well Sissy, i don't know what they are, but they're cute as hell. I'd probably tuck some fragrant christmas greenery in them and hang them on doorknobs...


Honey at 2805 said...

Your creative process certainly works for me! They are lovely and I appreciate you sharing then at Potpourri Friday!

Amy Kinser said...

I think you are quite okay getting ahead of yourself because you are doing a great job with what you are doing. Keep going...

NanaDiana said...

I love those tags! Looks like you have a good start on everything. Maybe it's just me but there are 3 of the pictures that aren't showing up for me. xo Diana

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love those little bags! I think they would be so cute for so many things! Hope things are going well for you! hugs, Linda

Sharing Shadymont said...

So nice Sissie. I think they could be sold or given as a gift (travel jewelry bag). Easy to drop in your luggage to have a place to put your jewelry when you remove it. Good idea????

Have a wonderful weekend!

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

Love the burlap bags!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

They are soooo this sounds like something that I would do:)


Linda said...

Hi Sissie,

Love the bags! They are beautiful!

Allison said...

I love the little bags, Sissie! They would make fun gift bags. Perfect for jewelry!

Peggy57 said...

Sissie those bags are just gorgeous.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

First of all girlfriend I haven't noticed you slacking off on posts at all! Second I see burlap wine bags. Third of course we would use the same fabric in our homes, (the pink toile) it's getting creepy! fourth, I have no idea how you keep up with all of those booths!


Favourite Vintage Finds said...

Love the wall bucket! Love the bags too! I think they are perfect as gift bags! xo

Donna said...

I love, love, love your bags, Sissie! The graphics are wonderful, and I love the greenery and all of your other special touches. If they are tall enough, you could call them wine bags. Maybe some time you could do a quick tutorial on iron on transfer paper, for those few of us left who have never used it! And I can relate to getting ahead of myself project wise, too!!!

Dorthe said...

Your bags are so sweet, dear Sissie, and I think they will be the cutest door decorations, inside or out.
also love your little bucket of lovely grenery.
Hugs and love,Dorthe

trash talk said...

I'm down to posting about once a week...when blogger will let me. It's so hard trying to juggle it all and since I'm the circus clown and not the juggler...doubly hard!
Love the bags. They would be sweet with either candy canes or even lumps of coal in them...they are just that cute.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I think the bags are darling! They could be used for a number of things....I see some pine and pine cones and maybe some red berries. They would be pretty on a mantle or even on the tree. You always come up with the best ideas!~Hugs, Patti

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Love the graphic on the wall bucket! I immediately thought of a wine bottle gift bag, but you could put anything in them. I love the idea of the greenery and hanging it on the door or wall. Maybe you could decorate a few to give people ideas. Love them!


Riet said...

LOve that bucket Sissie and I am sure you will find an idea what to do with the rest,
Have a nice weekend.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said... it! That's what you call something that is so multi-purposful!! And, by the way, we are so with you on that blogging thing...we've been so bad lately as well!! But that's the season right now...we're hoping to get back again!! So glad that you popped in this week!!

Bonnie said...

Oh my gosh!!! Love, love, love the burlap bags and the darling images from The Graphics Fairy...for some reason burlap takes me back to my childhood...I think because I had a burlap Noah's Ark hanging and lots of burlap stuff at Christmas...

Tardevil said...

Love them! Just wondering how you frayed the edges? You could probably call them gift card bags or jewelry holders, etc.

Sares said...

I think the bags are great! I used to get my burlap at Walmart and they recently moved stuff around and haven't ordered any for months. I am having serious withdrawals and am going to have to look for a new supplier! You always make the most beautiful things. I think people will but the bags just as they are as gift bags, with Christmas coming up. Have a wonderful weekend!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Sissie Sweetie...
What a gorgeous share. I love, Love, LOVE these gorgeous bags, thingamagigs, potpouri holders or whatever. I think I would add gifts of love in them. Cinamon sticks sure would smell good inside of each, or even tied with the bows. So pretty they are. I haven't used the Graphics Fairy and I need to do so. How pretty these turned out. You do the most beautiful crafting sweet friend.

Your tin is gorgeous as well. Thank you for sharing with me this evening. I have so enjoyed my visit.

Many hugs and much love, Sherry

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