Tuesday, April 5, 2011

retreat!

I'm on a retreat committee.
We plan a spiritual retreat every year for about 80-100 ladies
and it's happening THIS weekend!
This is NOT a money making venture...
but we want it to be nice!

What do you put in the little goodie bags that:
Doesn't cost much of anything?
That says WELCOME?
That says We're glad you came??

Oh.....and that isn't for a QUILTER.
THAT bag would be EASY!! huh?

You don't put much in.
Today I had an idea!!!

*I cut printer paper into 2 1/2"x4" pieces
*stacked 10 of them together.
*Found some fabric scraps and used my pinking shears
*added a tiny bit of ribbon for a little hook
*Made a seam right across the top!

VIOLA!
A cute little pad of paper.
So fun!

I'm kind of in a hurry...
so they're not perfect.
Plus----I have to make more than 80!
But....I'm so happy!!!

So happy to be able to give everyone
a "little something!"
And....
something that uses a little FABRIC!!!
My very favorite thing!!!!


Maybe I'll add some other "little somethings".

And...
I'll put it in a cute little bag!

A plain white bag simply decorated
with rubber stamp and some yarn I happen to have!

Want to come over and help???

15 comments:

  1. Very clever idea - the ladies will love the little pads.

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  2. I love your favors. Doesn't everyone love a little something.
    Enjoy the retreat!

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  3. Very nice favors! You cannot go wrong by adding bits of chocolate!

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  4. Oooh, I love the little notepads! Have some guests coming tonight, guess I'll go make some quick! =)

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  5. Yes, please, I would like to come over and make these little cuties!

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  6. Cute! And, there can never be too much chocolate.

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  7. Those are so cute! I will definitely have to book mark the idea for our next Ladies Retreat (we just had ours last weekend, so it will be a while). Have a wonderful time, and I hope your retreat is wonderful and all those ladies get blessed by your sweet gift!

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  8. Yes I'd love to come help you and figure out where all these sweet ideas come from......You clever girl!

    the ladies will be delighted.....but really 100 of them?

    Happy Sewing

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  9. So cute!! I'm wishing I could go. Next year, hopefully. I hope you all have a great time and learn a lot.

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  10. The notepads are a great idea! Have a wonderful time.

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  11. The ladies will love your handmade treat. A bit far for me to come and help, but I know you will get lots of help from your local quilting/crafty friends. Enjoy the retreat.

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  12. Those are darling! Great for those that forgot thier own note pads as well. And sugar to keep up with the pace of retreat weekend!

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  13. Great idea Beth! I am thinking it would be excellent for small people's birthday party favours.

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  14. I would love to help you Beth!!! But considering I am way behind on my blog reading, you are probably already done ;-) Brilliant idea for little favors...going to tuck this idea away for future reference. I have a huge stack of white paper bags like yours, and I do the same thing...don't they make the cutest gift bags?! Enjoy your retreat!

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