valentine cookie bags

Tonight I am having a little Valentine activity with the ladies at church.  We are decorating heart shape cookies and making these little cookie bags to go with them.  Nice and simple.

The bags are just a white lunch sack that is punched along the top using a Martha Stewart scalloped edge punch (decorative scissors would work, too).

I cut the tags on my Silhouette.  It is a two piece tag that I designed myself (although, I'm being liberal with the word "designed" - the software is so easy to use). If you want a copy of the files, just email me!  homemadebyjill@gmail.com

Do you love my background today?  I have a new craft tool.  :)  It is fun, easy to use, and makes beautiful things.  Check back tomorrow and I'll show you more.

In other news, I was diagnosed with shingles yesterday.  Boo hoo for me.  I am accepting all forms of pity.  :)  Pray for me that it will pass quickly?  Thanks.

25 comments:

Caryn said...

I had shingles when I was younger. YUCK! We'll definitely send some healing thoughts and prayers your way!

Jill said...

Ugh! I had shingles last year. It is the most aggravating itchy pain I have ever had. I am so sorry you are going through that. Pity in the form of words and empathy: check.
I wish I were in your ward!

Bree said...

I had shingles a few times a couple years ago - NO FUN! I hope you begin to feel better soon & aren't dealing with a severe case.

Chris said...

Adorable designs, and so sorry about the shingles. I got them when my fourth baby was 6 weeks old. I still get achy in that spot when I'm stressed. Hang in there.

Brenda said...

Cute sacks! I wish I was in your ward too! Blessings to you, I will keep you in my prayers. I adore you! Hang in there!

Love, Brenda
Deck The Halls of HOME with JOY!
Sew A little Happiness

Natchel said...

Oh shingles are the WORST. We lived in Idaho before we were married and the doctors there diagnosed me with HERPES! They didn't find out until 2 months later it was actually shingles. Medical care there is not the best. :(

Diana Smith said...

You poor thing!! Shingles suck! My husband gets them when he is really stressed. He takes Lysine for them, not sure if it works!

Melanie@Crafty Cupboard said...

Time for an aveeno bath!! Sorry about the shingles... that is the pits!
Did you get a letterpress? If so, I'm moving to your neighborhood pronto. ;)

Leigh the sewing diva said...

they are so pretty! Hope the shingles doesn't last too long.
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The Girl Creative said...

My aunt just found out she has shingles too. That's terrible. Hoping you feel better soon. xoxo

Purple Quilter Queen said...

Oh no! I hope it doesn't interfer with your super crafyness! Take care! Jenn

Jo said...

Boooo. I had shingles before Christmas. I hope that it is mild and passes quickly x

Christie @ A Lemon Squeezy Home said...

Oh no! I remember my mom having them and she was miserable. I hope that it will get better quickly!

Anna Baer said...
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1.2.3.4.5 said...

Jill. I am so sorry! I had shingles 2 weeks after my girls were born. It's horrible! I took an antiviral that helped speed up the recovery. I was really scared of the blisters popping (especially since they were in my neck and colar/chest areas, so I made patches with gaze. It helped keeping the grossness hidden and the blisters from popping while holding a baby or two... or three. And it also kept me from scratching it.

Anyway... I really am sorry, shingles are horrid. Probably the lamest disease ever. Get well soon!

Cassie said...

This is so simple and perfect! Feel better soon!
=)

Lexi said...

Try taking a lysine pill, it helps with the virus! Hope you feel well soon, love seeing your crafts!

lorchick @ ON{thelaundry}LINE said...

ohhhh noooooo!
you have my pity and my imaginary soup & biscuits. Since it would be not as charming as intended, upon arrival, if I actually sent you real soup and biscuits.

Linda said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your shingles. You are way to young for that! It usually hits people my age and older. I will pray you have a MILD case.Even though I don't know you personally, I LOVE your blog. (Also, I grew up in Carpinteria, so I feel a "connection.")

maria said...

You always make the prettiest things....

Humble Homemaker said...

I just wanted to let you know that I loved this project idea so much that I FEATURED it on The Weekly Review on my blog: Humble Homemaking. Head over the link below to check it out and grab your 'featured' button! :) Have a wonderful day.

http://humblehomemaking.blogspot.com/2011/02/saturdays-weekend-review.html

Kathy - mom of many said...

Sorry you are dealing with shingles...I've never had them, but you have my sympathy. Wish I could do something to help.

Sandy said...

So sorry to hear about you having shingles. I had it two years ago so I can sympathize. I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. My prayers are for a speedy recovery for you...

cara said...

Hi Jill,

I love reading your blog and seeing all the crafting things you do. Thanks for sharing the cookie bag! I actually used them for party favor bags for a rubber duckie themed birthday party this weekend for my baby sister. They were so simple to put together! Thanks for a great idea :)

http://vieniavolare.blogspot.com/2011/02/duck-day-crafts.html

P.S. I do hope you are feeling better.

kaly said...

You're doing all sorts of cute things lately! I usually keep up with your blog, but I've been sick a lot lately and not on the computer much. Incidently, I got shingles too, around the same time you did! It was not fun. After morphine, percocet, and T-3's, I came out of it very tired and sore. Oh, and did I mention that I'm pregnant too? NOT fun. And much behind on all my projects!
I hope yours weren't as bad as mine!