Thursday, 12 March 2015


Good afternoon, I did hope to post this this morning, but Google had other ideas.  I had that stupid error thing come up again, I tried signing out, then signing in again,  as that worked the last time. But it wouldn't let me sign out.  Anyway I left it and tried again and yes it's worked. 
I had a quick bag to make for a new baby, just a simple gift, I put in a little knitted white cardigan and some scratch mitts.   Putting it in a bag, just makes it more special I think anyway.  
LOTV image, Anna-Marie spotty card, for back ground and name letters and ribbon.  Thank goodness these XCut gift bags make up very quickly.   Think I will see what I can do for a little baby girl with an " Izzy Bag".   Some play time needed for that. 

Off soon to get Beth, she usually plays net ball after school so I don't need to go till later, but it's not on so bang goes that.  Anna getting the bus, seeing how I had to go and take her to kinross this morning, then on to Beth's school 50 miles round trip, so I am not doing that this afternoon again!!! 

Thank you every one for your lovely comments on my bag and card.  They are all appreciated and I love reading them, the " Izzy Bag" isn't difficult just fiddly, but you should have a go.  Tammy has put her order in for teachers gifts for the summer break.  Nothing like giving mum time??? 

Most go thank you for calling in .

Hazel xxx


  1. Hazel this is beautiful I love the image you have used. And it makes a perfect gift. One Lucky Baby.
    Debs xx
    {Debs Cards– my personal blog}

  2. Hazel this is just beautiful. I love the font you have used to personalise your gift and the image is so sweet. I am certain Jacks parents will be thrilled to receive it.
    Saba xxx

  3. Oh Hazel what a delightful present mad so very special they are beautiful.
    Margaret corgi owner

  4. Gorgeous bag and love the image and always more special when it is personalised - love the spotty card too - I have looked on Anna-Maries website a few times but not noticed this - me thinks I will have to re-visit!! xx GailT xx

  5. Hi hazel.
    These are just lovely. I'll have to have a look at that website an see what card they have on offer x

  6. Hi Hazel,
    This is perfect and Jack's parents will treasure this for years to come. Everything matches perfectly, and the printed ribbon is the finishing touch. My daughter has boxes for each of her daughters and keeps anything hand made in them, for when the girls leave home and maybe have families of their own.
    Maureen xx

  7. Gorgeous bag & decorations on it. I recently got this bag die but it seems to but through everything I use including Centura Pearl card-any suggestions??


    1. Michele, thank you for your lovely comment on my bag. Now I used centura pearl for this bag but I had to put strengthing bits on the inside side bits of this bag. But I usually onky use 300gms card or thicker, but didn't have any white or cream, just dark colours. Made that many up at christmas I forgot to order more after the new year. So try using that weight and see how you get on. They do make great gift bags. I am going to play making an "Izzy Bag" for a baby girl gift. Hazel x

  8. I love your bag Hazel, can't go wrong with an LOTV stamp xx

  9. Hi Hazel,
    What a lovely gift! It will treasured. I am very fond of that die cut and it is easy to make up . The bags are quite sturdy as well.
    Love your decoration on the front and the name on the back.
    Love Myra xx

  10. Such a gorgeous bag Hazel, adorable image and I love the ribbon.
    Sue xx

  11. Hi Hazel,
    another of your delightful makes for a baby.
    This is so lovely,and really fab way to give a present.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  12. Beautiful Hazel, you do make lovely bags and baskets.
    Have a great evening

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  13. Aww Jack's little bag is just lovely Hazel, the ribbon is so pretty. another winner, hugs Kate x

  14. Hi Sis, sorry I am so late with my comment.
    Boys here no bother but they do use up all my spare time.
    Love, love, love your beautiful bag and howmyounhave decorated it.

    Patricia x

  15. a lovely gift bag Hazel - great decoration - Jacks folks will love it to bits xx

  16. Beautiful gift bag for a new baby Hazel, love the topper and name.

  17. So sweet & pretty too. Love the tiny rocking horse motif and you are such a clever crafter to be able to knit as well as make all these lovely cards & projects. This Mommy is going to be so pleased to receive this and dress her little one in the warm, pretty little garment that was made with love. TFS & Hugs.

  18. Lovely gift bag Hazel it makes the gift very special. Susan x

  19. A beautiful gift bag Hazel, cute image and just perfect for the occasion.
    I enjoyed my walk today, beautiful up here.

    Have a super weekend, hugs Erika. x

  20. Hi Hazel
    Just catching up after busy few days.
    What a delightful gift bag and lovely pressie for baby Jack.
    Have a great week.
    Ang x

  21. Hi Hazel sorry late still catching up after my sickness bug I lost three days with that ,then busy day yesterday had too make two cards for Sam it was her mums Ruby wedding & only asked me Friday evening to make them. I love this gift bag for baby Jack a special gift. Hug's Lynda xx