This is the package that I sent to my partner Lori O. for the
Sisterhood of the Traveling Scraps Swap.
I had a lot of fun making the items and looking through
junk art supplies for things to send her.
The inspiration for the little bag is from Beth at
The bee image is from Karen at
I printed off a copy of the image and cut a piece of freezer
paper 8 x 11 to fit in my copier. I ironed on the shiny side of the freezer paper a piece of muslin.
Then I put the paper with fabric through my printer.
Next I ironed the image to heat set it, although I
don't know if it can be washed.
The next step was to add lace to the fabric and then
make the bag.
I added laces and ribbons to the bag for Lori.
I made a paper pouch to hold the paper scraps. I used a file folder that
I cut apart for a front and back. Then I collaged on the two pieces and
sewed them together with my sewing machine, leaving the top open.
The back side.
I was surprised at how much stuff could be put in the pouch.
You could use this idea for a gift package by sewing up all
I had made this button/sewing box for myself, but decided
to give it to Lori. That way I have an excuse to make another!
I saw this wonderful idea on The Graphic Fairy Craft blog. It was
made by Kerryanne at Shabby Art Boutique.
Lori likes vintage so this was perfect for her.
Lori also likes Christmas so I filled the box up with
I also included these. I found the little notebook at Joann's and
then put an L sticker on it. The calender pad I bought at
Michaels, because I thought it was so cute. I also bought myself
an N with a nest on it, and I went back and bought some
more because I like the graphics.
Lori, I hope you like you Traveling Scraps!