Friday, December 18, 2009

Mail Carrier Bags


Two little mail bags for my little girls. To be worn across the body. The envelope symbol & the word "MAIL" were embroidered on to tell them apart. The postcards that I plan to include with this gift are cut out, but have been sitting on my ironing board for a week.


I am feeling a little depressed these days. Just a little down. And making is feeling like a chore rather than great fun. I'm sure the excitement will return soon. But I'm settling in to the fact that this may be the only handmade gift that I finish for them this year. Even though I had intentions of making a whole lot more. And that's okay. Right? Yes. It is. There will be birthdays & other opportunities to make & give. I tried this year & I can let it all go & not be so hard on myself.


If feeling super ambitious, a mailbox can be made as well.

16 comments:

Megs said...

Those are the most adorable little bags I've ever seen. I've been reading your wonderful blog for a while now and wow! I'm so amazed by you. Your little girls are so lucky to have you making them things and caring for them. If these are "all" you end up making this year, then you've already put the majority of mothers in america to shame! ;-)

Anna said...

such cute bags, we love our mail carrier and going to the postoffice. I'm feeling really stressed/depressed lately too, winter is not my forte. Have a great Christmas!

Holly C. said...

Those are adorable-I've never seen anything like that before.

chanel said...

dude those are adorable! so awesome!!! they are going to LOVE them! my girls would! only they don't have a mom who 1) thinks of cute awesome things like that, 2) has the sweet skills to make them THAT perfect or 3) would even do it. YOU ARE AMAZING and I am not just kissing your butt. megs is right on! chin up, your home for christmas and that alone is a great thing, im still jealous. LOVE YOU!!!

Melanie said...

I'm getting frustrated with the pile of "must-make" I have right now. I finally finished a Christmas dress today only because I surrendured to the zipper monster and let it look sloppy and home-made.

BUt lucky for me, I've got my girl's birthday in January, so anything I don't finish is a birthday present! :)

marymary said...

These are wonderful! I had grand plans this year, because I had so many ideas for things I could make for next to nothing that my children would love. Alas, it turns out once again that I can't manage to take care of my children and also sew for them -- not enough hours in the day. So, now I'm breaking down and settling for dumb store bought toys, etc. (they'll still be thrilled) instead of everything I'd imagined. I WILL make a princess dress for my 2-year-old daughter though, come hell or high water. Or Christmas Eve.

meridethgriffeth said...

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giddygoat said...

Cute!
Or you can buy a cheap mailbox and nail it to the wall. That's what we did. :)

Greg and Nancy said...

So cute! I had big plans of doing handmade gifts this year...and I only finished one. Maybe next year. I love reading your blog and seeing the amazing things you make. I live in northern UT but will be in Vegas for Christmas with my husband's family; I don't know if you've ever been to see the lights at the cactus garden at Ethel M, but I definitely recommend it!

she wears flowers said...

You make and do the most amazing things! LOVE these mailbags!
Just remember that you have a lifetime to make all of the wonderful things that are in your head waiting to be made. Your children will love what is done and your grandchildren can love the rest. Don't beat yourself up because you have more ideas in your head than you can get done. Your children won't know what they are missing because they don't feel like they are missing a thing. Merry Christmas!

Mandi said...

We are all too hard on ourselves. I love how creative you are and you have been very very busy this year, and have a lot going on. Try to remember there are birthdays and other holidays to give them the stuff you didn't get to right now. Love the mail bags. Very cute idea. You are amazing. Have a Merry Christmas!!

Sophie said...

love those bags. Thinking of you as you give yourself time and space to just be you. I can very much identify!

andrea said...

Those are darling. They remind me of the little letters we made forever ago, my kids still love to play with theirs! Even if it's only one handmade gift, it is an awesome one!

Laura said...

I get down in December every year. Is it the darkness? Expectations for the holidays? I'm never really sure why, but I try not to be hard on myself. Anyway, those bags are adorable. When my daughter is a little older I'm going to make one for her so she can be like her 'letter carrier' mommy. You're inspirational!!!! Merry Christmas.

the mama monster said...

they are darling. must make some for my fabric letters! i get seasonal depression too, only 3 months to go:) thanks for your great inspiration and fun blog!

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