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Thursday, 19 September 2013

Festive Fun with Felt!

Hello friends.
How about a really easy Christmas gift bag/table favour....
This is one of my festive projects being featured in Make Christmas Cards.
A strip of felt folded in half, I've used pinking shears to cut across the top
and Fabri-Tac to seal the two side edges.
For the handle section I adhered a piece of the patterned paper
that comes free with the magazine to white cardstock and folded in half.
Rounded the bottom edges and used A2 Curved Matting Basics B to create a 
handle aperture.  The Matting Basics dies have multiple uses :)
Attached the back section to the felt with Crafty Power Tape,
the front section is held in place with a Velcro dot so it will open and close -
cannot have an empty goodie bag! 
Decoration is Classic Heart and Create A Flake Three.

This need not be just for Christmas - change the colour and paper and
you can adapt it to any occasion.

Sad to say yesterday didn't quite go as planned at the hospital, it was a long day and
Elliott had a tough time, by mid afternoon it did all get a little too much for him
so we headed home ....via McDonalds :)  
We are back at The Royal Marsden today for another CT scan and 
more radiotherapy planning - it takes a lot of planning! 
Elliott has chosen a new motto - "got to go through a lot of crappiness to reach happiness!"
Not ideal but I fully understand what he means.

Take care friends, I will be back soon.

45 comments:

baconbits said...

Morning Emberson clan,
SO sorry to hear that yesterday was such a strain - but MacDonalds will have helped a bit to improve it - well if you had a milkshake that is... Hope today is a little easier for you both. Elliot I think I may borrow your new saying that is exactly how I feel but for totally different reasons.
Christine love the goodie bag and so easy to recreate - fantastic for jewellery. Will try this one.
TFS
Hugs - and they are huge today
Amanda x

Stamping Bubbles said...

Keeping smiling all of you. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Love and best wishes
Lesley

Elizabeth said...

Hi Christine, oh sorry to hear about Elliot and your day yesterday. Bless him. What a fantastic saying though...he is as good with words as his Mum...hehehe.
I have seen the project in the mag and it is so useful. I know what you mean about the papers in the mag, they just need a bit of extra "support" layering onto card before you doing anything with them.
Keep strong and sending lots of love to you all.
Elizabeth x

Desiree P said...

Love your motto Elliott - I think it's more current than 'Every cloud has a silver lining'...it just might take off!!
Christine, hoping that you ALL receive the strength you need to get through this and a few breaks along the way.xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, What a brilliant 'saying', Elliott, you are a wonderful young man, just keep looking to the future, 'life begins when crappiness is over'. My thoughts and prayers go to you all, and huge hugs for today.
The gift bag is a splendid idea, lovely colours.
Keep strong.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Mary by the Sea said...

Good morning Christine, sorry things didn't go as well yesterday, better luck today.

Elliott love the new motto, says everything.

Take care, Mary, xx

Ann said...


Hi Christine

What a fantastic motto Elliot has chosen. Elliott you are such a wonderful young man keep on going and looking to the future and the happiness. You are all in my thoughts and prayers sending my love and Big Hugs Bless you.

The gift bag is gorgeous and as you say could be used with another colour for any occasion.

Take good care

Lots of love and BIG hugs
Annxxx X

nattyboots said...

I hope things go better for you today Elliott i laughed out loud when i read your motto , and good on Mum taking you to Mc Ds .

A lovely goody bag Christine such a nice idea

I hope today will be less daunting for you stay strong

Elaine H X

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
So sorry that yesterday was a bad day for Elliot, keeping my fingers crossed today will be better. Elliot's motto made me smile, bet that summed up his feelings.
Love your gift bag.
Take care.
Lydia
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Maggie said...

Good morning. Lots of things you could have said Elliott but I reckon that just about fits the bill. Very stinky that you had a tough time, huge hopes that it's better today. Positive thoughts winging your way - oh and don't forget chocolate. It worked for good old HP! Lovely bag by the way :) xxMargaretxx

val jones said...

Hi Christine. My heart goes out to both of you but what a positive attitude and a great saying. Hope today is a better day for you both.
Love the bag. Such a lovely idea.

Love Val x

Anonymous said...

What an amazing guy Elliot is his saying is a good one as long as he keeps strong he will get happiness again I am sure.
Keep strong Christine, hugs to you all xxx Pam S

pat S Witney said...

Hi Christine
So sorry to here that yesterday was a crappy day for you both. Love Elliot's saying. We also have crappy days so this will make my partner smile, that one so young can in the main be so positive. Hope today goes a bit better. Love today's Christmas offering will have to try this one. big big hugs to you all.

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
I really hope today goes well, Good luck Elliott,thinking of you.
Love your gift bag,really great idea. Take care. x.

hazel young said...

sorry to hear yesterday didnt go so well, but its good that elliott is not bottling up too much. Hope today goes well and love his motto stay positive and you will get through this October is the start of good things or so my friend keeps telling me, im beginning to believe it too. Lovely gift bag Christine. Have a good day xx hazel

Lacelady said...

Love the bag,so sorry for Elliott, but love his new saying, that will come in really handy at times.

Maddie, Nottingham said...

Morning Christine, Elliott you are allowed to say this and it explains to us all what you are having to go through. I hope today goes better for you and that you have the strength. If at first you do not succeed try again! That is all you can do. You are so brave. Loving the bag Christine. Could have done with you on C&C doing the Spellbinders!!! Say no more!

Jackie said...

My heart goes out to you xx

Am going to pass the motto on to my daughter.....

Jackie

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. So sorry that Elliot, and you as his Mum, had a rough day yesterday. His saying is brilliant. Keep up that attitude. Happiness will come. Will be thinking of you both today. I love the gift bag, so simple but gorgeous, and as you say, so adaptable. Travel safely today. Take care.

Anonymous said...

Lovely project Christine. Yay for Elliott and his great saying. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers

Phil D

Janice Wallace said...

Elliot, I love your new saying. It will get better, a positive outlook is so important. Ask for that special mask, perhaps Mum can craft with it as a good reminder.
Bag is lovely Christine, can see lots of uses here, quick and easy gift wrapping.
Thinking of you all
Janice W

Liz Thomson said...

Elliott love your motto and so very true and just love your gift bag Christine. Take care x
Liz t

Anonymous said...

So sorry yesterday was such a tough day. Hopefully things get easier. And there's always McDonalds :-) Love Elliott's motto - think I might adopt it myself!
Nandita x

Maggie Phillips said...

Hi Christine, sorry to hear that yesterday was a bad day but I love your new motto Elliott ~ I'm sure lots of us will borrow it at sometime, hope you don't mind! Try and stay positive, it really does help.
Your gift bag is super Christine and sounds an easy make.
Take care all of you~ sending BIG(((HUGS))) and lots of love, Maggie xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, sorry things didn't go well yesterday but todays another day so try to keep smiling it does help ,love Elliott's new motto and love the goodie bag lovely colours. God bless and keep you all safe love Jean Z xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Love your saying Elliott I think a lot of people could adopt it!! Maybe your mum could put it on a plaque for you perhaps with a butterfly???? Sorry it was such a strain yesterday - hopefully you can put it behind you and today will be better! Fabulous project today Christine! Susan x

Rita said...

What a fabulous new quote from the lovely Elliot. It must be so hard for him Christine, so I'm sending lots of positive vibes for you both on this long journey. I love your felt bag, it looks so rich too. Hugs Rita xxx

Mac Mable said...

So very sorry to hear the news about yesterday and Elliot and yet still through all that he comes up with a very witty and positive statement...good on him x

ginny c said...

Lovely project, sorrytohear things were tough for Elliott, what a wonderful boy you have I am going to rember that saying best wishes for today like the McDonald's. Ice cream and chicken royal with fries see why I am a failed dieter !!!! Not in that order though

Laura O said...

Great saying Elliot,take care of yourselves.Laura O

Lynn Hardy said...

Sorry to hear that you had a tough day yesterday. Poor Elliot! Hoping things go much better today. x

Anonymous said...

Sending you both oodles of love and hugs. Take care. Claire

Janice said...

Elliott's new motto is great. Love the bag - clever idea. Hope all goes well today. Janice xx

Carolyn H said...

Lovely simple Christmas idea Christine.
Although I have worries of my own just now, I always read your blogg mainly in support of you, and your family esp. Elliott as All of you are having it tougher than most of us right now.
Hope all goes better for you today Elliott, were all behind you willing you well.Keep those positive motto's coming!
Love and best wishes Carolyn x

Chris said...

Great Motto Elliott, Good Luck for tomorrow and perhaps yet another McDonald's. Will be thinking of you both. Take Care.
Chris X

Craftychris said...

Sorry yesterday didn't go so well, hopefully tomorrow will be better. I like Elliott's motto! Fab gift bag too! xx

Elaine said...

Hi sorry to hear yesterday did not go so well. Hope the next visit is better xx

LoraineC said...

Hope today has gone better than yesterday, I love Elliot's take on things and so right he is! Of course love today's project xx

Janice said...

What a great saying that is Elliot! Sorry to hear you had a tough day, but hope the MaccieDee's cheered you up a bit. Hoping today was a better day for you.
Love your gift bag Christine, it could be adapted for all occasions. Hope you're doing ok too.
Janice x

mags said...

A lovely little gift bag Christine that could be adapted for lots of different occasions. Hope things went better today for Elliott.
Mags
x

Rose in Chester said...

I'm right with you Elliott - hope things will get A LOT better REAL SOON!
Nice bag Christine, how you still manage crafting is beyond me.
Best wishes, Rose

Carole Z said...

Hope things went better today, Elliott certainly has the right attitude, love your gift bag, hugs Carole Z xx

Scott said...

Keeping smiling all of you. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Love and best wishes

loftylass said...

Oh my... so sorry Elliott had a hard day but hope it gets progressively easier for him... love his motto/mantra.... keep strong son.
Love the goodie bag Christine.
Hugs to all.
Heather
x

Anonymous said...

Oh Christine I have just read your post about Elliot,my thoughts & prayers are with you all as my daughter has been through this, must say Elliot you have a great saying, stay strong lovely young man & you will get there, crafty hugs to all, Pauline xxx

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