Thursday, January 22, 2009

Little Bag Love..

You've probably heard me talk about my passion for little cloth bags at Bittersweet's blog.
I know, I know, why go on and on about a fabric bag!

With Valentine's Day soon approaching I thought that mentioning the little bags might spark a heart felt flame to make some.

I'm also including a list of ideas, some of which I have used for filling the bags.

  1. Fill the bag with fresh lavender. Tuck a few sprigs of lavender under the ribbon for an extra sweet sachet presentation.
  2. Make home-baked goods and place inside a plastic bag and then insert the bag into the little bag. You could even include a heart shaped recipe tag.
  3. Make a fresh batch of bath salt using Epsom salts or sea salt. Add a few drops of lavender essential oil, jasmine, or any other aromatic oil. Place bath salt into plastic bag and then insert into cloth bag. Again, add a hand-made Valentine card if you wish.
  4. If you know someone that likes tea, the little bag is a perfect spot for housing a bit of tea. Include sugar cubes, organic honey or an infuser if you want.
  5. Fill the cloth bag with vintage handkerchiefs. Especially nice if you can find Valentine hankies to place inside.
  6. Stick an assortment of votive's inside the bag, include a box of matches.
  7. Fill bag with an assortment of spices. Vanilla beans, ginger crystals, cloves, allspice, etc. The recipient will not only enjoy the bag, but have useful baking essentials.
  8. Place relaxing tools inside bag. An eye mask, lavender sachet, bath seltzer, aromatic soaps, candle and dried rose petals.
  9. Insert a hand-made coupon for a complimentary back massage or foot rub. How about a free night of baby sitting or dog sitting. An inexpensive alternative and a lovely presentation in the bag.
  10. Fill the bag with love! It doesn't matter what you place inside the bag really, it's the thought that counts!

Enjoy caring and sharing winter days.


Jill 00 (Two hugs are better than none)


  1. I agree, I love fabric bags much more then paper for gifts. xoxox Clarice

  2. Yes, Jill, those fabric bags are not only beautiful but so very functional--a real "green" item, too!

    LOVE this blog site of yours and your wonderful choice of background graphics!!


  3. You are too sweet!! Can't wait to read that cookbook when you are finished and try those delicious recipes!!




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