Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Happy New Year 2007

Happy New Year!

It feels like to has been so long since the last post! Mr. Hipp and I were in North Carolina and the surrounding areas for 11 days. There is so much to catch up on in Hipp Crafts that I am not even sure where to begin. Perhaps the easiest thing will be to start from the beginning and work my way back up to the present.

Before we left, I scrambled to get these done for my coworkers:

It was several evenings of washing, ironing, cutting (oh how I love my rotary cutter!), sewing, and finishing, but it was so worth it. The little bags came out so pretty -- I almost kept them all for myself!

These bags were inspired by a lovely little bag brought back from Hong Kong by an uncle and auntie. I adore the little bag they gave me. It is the most perfect thing for carrying around an in-progress knit sock. My auntie gave me my sewing machine, so it seemed fitting to sew gifts for others that echo this perfect little bag.

These bags were stuffed with yummy-smelling almond and honey soap and a goofy card with a picture of my Little Sibling and me pretending to be chupacabras. I lined each one with a contrasting fabric because happy fabric linings always make me smile to myself, so why not spread the smile to others?

The real gift to my co-workers was a donation in the name of our office to Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Orange County...the little bag and soap were just a fun way to package it up, as well as giving me an excuse to wallow happily in craftiness and good scents for days.

1 comment:

Mozilla said...

Wow you GO!!! That was the work of at least 2 or 3 sweatshop laborers :O). It is almost mid January and I am still not done with my xmas crafting obligations. Both me and my friend, who is also crafting for my present and has not finished, decided to trade at the end of February for our birthdays instead.