Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Swag bags are WOYWW
It's "What's on your workdesk Wednesday" and I have nothing on my desk today. I'm still recovering from the frenzy of coordinating my son's wedding. I can show you what was on my desk last week though. On Wednesday I was in the midst of embroidering and sewing the swag bags for the wedding just a couple of days away.
I really, really should have started sooner but the procrastinating side of me came out in a big way as the wedding approached...never a good thing.
drawstring bag pattern from In Color Order.
I made the first one and got approval from the bride and proceeded to gather what I needed to make 90 swag bags. That's right, 90! At this point, any shortcut is a good shortcut and quilters are great short cutters. I used the strip sewing method on this bag, it was the perfect technique for completing 6 bags at a time in a flash!.....perhaps "flash" is an exaggeration but it WAS much quicker than one at at time.
Soon enough...there I go again, thinking I had plenty of time....my sewing table was piled with swag bags in various stages and I was well on my way to completing my task.
Enter the procrastinating genius...Hmmmm, does the bridal party REALLY need a bag? Do the children attending REALLY need a bag? Do my husband and I REALLY need a bag? Well, that just took 23 off the count....and now I only needed 25 more.......there was a light at the end of the tunnel!!
Don't worry, the kids will not go without swag, I had already come up with a paper swag bag for them in my head, they would get theirs too.
All the bags got completed on time and filled with chocolate, bubbles and and a noise maker to which I attached a message...shhhhh, it's a surprise. We're gonna make some noise when it's "kiss the bride"time!!
It was a fun addition to a young couple's celebration....and the bags were cute too!
I hope to have something new going on next week. For now, I will head over to WOYWW and share my mess from a crazy, frenzied week of wedding stuff!