Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Bags & Tags and a Surprise Birthday Celebration

A couple of weeks ago I challenged my friend Cindy, whose blog is "Cindy's Stitches In Time", to make a "Bag & A Tag."  We both  agreed to reveal our creations at our  next CQE gathering and then post pictures of them on our blogs.

We also  sent out emails inviting  our friends from our CQE (Crafts, Quilts and Eats) group to join us in this challenge. We asked each one of them to make a bag and a tag  and enclose in the bag a gift for our friend Jeanette's birthday. This challenge was to be kept a secret because we wanted it to be a birthday surprise. 

 Today our CQE  Group gathered at my house.

Here are the Bags & Tags! Isn't this a great looking assortment of gift bags?

Here is Cindy sharing  the darling Origami Bag and the Butterfly Tag that she made for Jeanette.

 The bag contained "Mr B's" Chocolates.

 Next is  the muslin wine tote that I made for Jeanette. I stamped the muslin with black Staz On ink and fabric paint.

 Sally,, who loves to sew and quilt,  made  a  fabric bag for Jeanette which contained quilt related gift items.

Bev brought  Jeanette a bag made of a very heavy, textured  hand made paper and filled with fabric quarters and a cute pumpkin which was made from a spool of crochet thread.
Jeanette was very surprised!

It was a great day!

Evy we missed you!


  1. What a wonderful idea and love all the projects.

    Hugs Daine

  2. That was so sweet, Kathy! Nothing like getting together with crafty friends, especially when it's a surprise party and fabulous gifts like these are shared!! Hugs, Darnell