I love these, and every time I pull them out I smile. There is just something inherently special about pulling out a handmade fabric tag to put on a gift. The first one I made for Luke years ago. Since then I've made them out of felt, paper, etc. But sewn fabric are my favorite, and hold up the best year after year.
I decided to make these as a Christmas gift this year for a friend who bakes more than anyone I know. (as in why give a baker a baked present?) Plus she's crafty and appreciates the effort and love of a handmade gift. I didn't have a lot of time to think about it, so I decided to make fabric tags for the whole family and gift them. Simple, cute and reusable.
I went pretty simple on the design, colors and stitching. Something about rustic simplicity feels right here in Ketchikan...and since we're both new Alaskan residents...even more so for us. Plus I finally found a use for this turtle bag I appliqued years ago for a give-a-way (and obviously never gave away). I love reusable wrapping too, but I confess I don't always have the time for it. One of these days I need to sit down and make a bunch of fabric gift bags and store them for when I need them. (but then that would involve planning ahead...not sure I want to start doing that!)
Becoming Maggie Blue is the journey to becoming the person I want to be. After many years of living a conventional life, we decided to move to Alaska and live on a boat. Currently we're traveling full time in a camper with our two kids, exploring North America. We have no plan beyond going slowly and seeing all there is to see, and taking the time to connect and be together as much as possible in these special years.