October 5, 2010
Halloween Treat Bags
While Jason was gone a couple of weekends ago, I decided to do a little sewing. I've been wanting to make halloween treat bags for years, because usually the kids just use whatever bucket or easter basket we have lying around the house, and I'd thought it would be nice to have them use the same thing each year. I made a simple bag out of black bottomweight fabric I found near the denim at Joann's and some sparkly halloween fabric I let Joshua pick out. Then I printed out pictures of the kids from past halloweens onto Avery dark fabric iron on transfers and ironed them onto the bags. I thought it'd be a nice way to remember what they were every year. I was a bit worried that the pictures wouldn't work and I would ruin the bags, but I was happy with how they turned out. I did Joshua's first, and I had cut around him in each iron on transfer, but with Maren and Christopher's, I printed the pictures out smaller, 2x3, and left some white around them. I think it looks nicer that way. Too bad for Joshy. He doesn't care though. He was just happy his was made first. The kids really like seeing their pictures on the bags.