Stevens Family Farm

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Girls Quilted Activity Bag


On our list of gifts to make this year, are two boy activity bags.  My daughter made this bag for herself last year, and we are going to use the same style for the little boys. We are trying to find the perfect little piece of fabric for the boy bags.  This bag holds standard size coloring books or notebooks inside, and has small crayon pockets on the outside.  My daughter uses some of the bottom crayon pockets for pens, pencils, and lip gloss.  The bag is fully lined, with a piece of felt between for the quilted fee.  On the back, she chose a fun setting on the sewing machine to do her quilting lines.  Total assembly and sewing took her two days.  She spent about two hours each day on the project.  I think for being nine, she did a AWESOME job!  I can't wait to see the boy bags!

Christmas Planning - Wonderful Idea from Facebook Post -Thanks!

On our Facebook page for our farm,  there was a WONDERFUL suggestion for making Christmas presents with the family -  MAKE THE WRAPPING PAPER or GIFT BAGS!   The poster suggested making custom gift bags for each member that could be re-used again.  I LOVE this idea!  We have saved blank newsprint sheets in the past, and my children love to decorate with crayon, marker, glitter, stickers, basically anything in the art box!   Some newspaper offices will let you purchase the 'end rolls' of newsprint, which has enough paper to left on to wrap everything for Christmas!  I use to purchase them for a few bucks each and use them as table covers in my Sunday School class.  The kids could color all over, and no mess on the table!  They are very handy!   

Thanks for the great idea!  I will have to add custom gift bags to my list! 


Christmas planning in May!

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