One of my more recent achievements was to make a few kindy bags for Secret Santa gifts for little ones. Our Mums group does this type of gift giving and we need to wrap a gift for our own little one when we go to Dad’s work party on Christmas Eve. I thought a couple extra wouldn’t hurt.
The pattern is from the awesome Nikki Mallalieu and it is just how I like it… structured when it needs to be but free flowing to enable modifications. Thanks Nikki.
Here are the bags – the fabric is from IKEA.
I really enjoyed making them but unfortunately (and anyone who has ever gifted anything that is made by them has been through this, I think), it was not received in the way I would have hoped. A brief inspection, a shrug, a barely perceivable disappointed sigh. Still, I have decided to make a whole lot more to give to every kid I see in the next 3 weeks to make up for my feelings of disapointment towards the Mum that just didn’t understand.
Edited for clarity – not disappointed in the bags… just the Mum.