simple felt trick-or-treat bags

Oscar is having a double Halloween birthday party with his little friend, Audrey.   It has been a lot of fun to plan, especially since I have a friend to work with (double the mom-power!).   We have been busily sewing felt trick or treat bags as party favors.  Here are the first three prototypes:

So far, we have a little army of pumpkin bags assembled, and the Frankenstein bags (my personal favorite) are all cut out, ready to be sewn next. 

These bags are ridiculously easy to make, and I'm putting together some templates for you ... they will definitely (probably, maybe) be ready sometime this week.  How's that for a vote of confidence?  Blogging is getting harder and harder by the day - Oscar doesn't nap in the afternoon anymore, I'm exhausted by the end of each day, and have thoughts of newborn preparations looming over my head (less than 6 weeks to go!).   You understand, right?  Thanks :)

UPDATE:  Find the templates and tutorial HERE

25 comments:

Jenny said...

Two words: Quiet Time. My rule is 2 hours in your room in the afternoon so you're out of my hair completely. My son is 6 1/2 and I still send him to QT on the weekends and in the summer. There's always time for quiet play and books.

P.S. The bags are ADORABLE.

Lorie said...

I cannot wait to see the tutorial! And my youngest has a Halloween birthday too! How fun!

Sweetie Pie Bakery said...

we do quiet time too on days my son just wont nap...mommy needs the peace once in a while!

the bags are great! can't wait to see the rest of the party!

Rachel~ At the Butterfly Ball said...

Ha! My kids are 14, 10, 8, almost 2, and a newborn (plus 2 foster babies)and I still insist on quiet time quite often! For my biggest 3 I just ask them to go into their rooms, get books and lay in bed reading for at least one hour. Usually they stay for longer since they start reading and loose track of time. And yes this is doable with a 3 year old who doesn't read yet! Just explain it to him and aim for 15 or 20 minutes the first couple of days... lengthen the time by 5 min. or so ever couple of days. By the time your new one is due you might have made it to an hour! Good luck!

By the way I love the little bags... My little ones might really need one!;-)

Strictly Sewing said...

It is so sad when they stop taking naps. So far, my two oldest stopped taking naps at 2 1/2. I've been told about this Quiet Time idea but have yet to acheive it. Good luck!!! :) Very cute bags! Thank you for sharing.

Carrie said...

Love them! Hang in there Jill with posting! We appreciate your thoughtful posts and time you make; any post you do is loved so much!

Ms. Chan said...

They are so adorable! I can't wait for the templates. Thanks for sharing!

Chari said...

love all the ric rack!

BECKY said...

CUTE!!! Thanks for the ideas!!

tinajo said...

Wonderful - too cute! :-)

Catrin said...

So ABSOLUTELY freaking amazing... Thanks for sharing that wonderful post... My favorite is Frankenstein as well...

hannah said...

Very cute!

Noelle naps very rarely these days so you have my sympathy. You are definitely a supermomma! Hope you're feeling good!

Jessica said...

These are so cute! Can't wait for a template!

Bethany said...

How exciting! We just added our third bundle to the mix (three under the age of 4) and he has fit into our schedule quite nicely :) Definitely busy, but it was easier going from 2-3 babies. So excited for you!

Rachel Lewis said...

I'm amazed you're able to achieve all this crafty wonderfulness with 2 little ones, and a third on the way! Keep on truckin' girl, all of us out here who keep up with your blog are pullin' for you :)

Anabella said...

The bags look great!! I NEED a tutorial!!!

Lydia said...

this is awesome. your kids better be thankful for all that you do for them. :-) you're an amazing mom! hope the last 6 (or less) weeks goes well for you, jill. so exciting!

Amanda said...

I randomly happened to find your adorable blog! I've been wanting to get more into my creative side and your blog has inspired me!

All the best,

Amanda
http://bullfrogsandbulldogs.wordpress.com/

Anil Kumar said...

waow, where is the tutorial for making them, pls tell me.



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Magda said...

Nice idea. where is a tutorial?

Anonymous said...

I love your blog and visit often, but had no idea you were expecting. I love the bags, but more importantly, congratulations on your upcoming bundle!!! Will be watching for the good news!

~J

kirstin & jordan said...

Hey Jill! Love the pumpkins! I always try to do 'joint' parties as well- it's so fun to have a friend to plan the party with and you can do twice as many fun things! :)


Congrats, by the way!!!

bagfashionista said...

that's adorable! and gives me a great idea for treats for my daughter's friends at daycare...however, finding the time to do it is one thing!!! will be trying to do it this weekend. Thank you for the motivation!!

Alana Uyema said...

So cute! I love the frankenstein bag especially!

Jeanne said...

Thank you so much for the templates and tutorial. These bags are adorable. I made the pumpkin bag for my three grandchildren, and will mail them tomorrow. I know they will be excited.