I have been such a crazy busy person lately. And whew, not even from planning a little meet-up this weekend in Denver. (By the way, are you coming? Hurry and purchase your $1 ticket so I know how many are coming! Can’t wait to meet you!) But the biggest reason for mentioned craziness? We may be moving. REALLY soon. It was unexpected and we’re not totally sure……..but it caused a little extra craziness around here. (But a good crazy because we’re totally excited!) You know how we seem to move every 7 seconds? Well, just add it to the list. Whew. (more details on that another day. when it’s more official.)
However, there’s no stopping this little meet-up. Because this will be more like a little retreat in the middle of the craziness going on. Hooray. (And those who have donated items to be given away at the meet-up, THANK YOU. I just got 2 more donation boxes today. Everything is so fun/gorgeous/perfect.)
So, to get ready………I have been sewing up quick little Thank You notes for all those who come. Filled with candy, of course.
A party isn’t a party without sweets. Or thank you’s. (It’s in a rule book somewhere. I’m sure of it.)
What a simple way to tell your guests thanks for coming though, right?
These are made with 2 brown paper circles, a quick stamped message on the top circle (stamp purchased here), and stuffed with some of my favorite candies. (Oh, you’ve never tried caramel apple filled Werther’s? You haven’t lived a full life yet then!) To get inside, just rip them right open.
For color, change up your ink pad or your thread colors.
And then make lots. Because they are seriously fast.
**Please resist the urge to eat every other candy that you are supposed to be putting into the paper pouch. It’ll make you feel ill. Trust me. ;)
Need a quick HOW TO?
All you need is some brown paper (I found this by the envelopes, mailing supplies), some colored thread, and a stamp/stamp pad.
Oh, and your favorite candies.
Begin by cutting some circles out of the brown paper. (My circles are about 5 inches in diameter.) You can trace and cut out your circles by hand……….but since I had a big amount to make, I cut them out with my Accuquilt Go Cutter. It spit out all my circles quickly. And perfectly.
Then I stamped on half of the circles. (I customized my stamp design and purchased it here. Brenda was really nice and super fast. Great shop.)
Then I placed one stamped circle together with a blank circle and sewed them together, about 3/4 of the way around the circle (using a 1/4 inch seam allowance). Then, without even lifting the needle out of the paper, I opened it up and shoved it full of candy. Then I adjusted the edges of both circles so that they would close around all the candy, and sewed bit by bit until the circle was closed off. (Be sure and back-stitch after you make it all the way around the circle, so that your stitches don’t unravel.)
A great way to enclose a little handful of your favorite candies.
Now, plan a party to use these for!
And for those of you coming to the meet-up in Denver (well, technically Aurora)………..