I've been working on a range of drawstring bags. They are a greener alternative to a gift bag: not made of paper and can be re-gifted or re-used by the receiver. You could use it as a toiletry bag, for shoes, for... whatever you like to store. I use mine to keep all my electronic gadget chargers in one place.
They are made from various bits and pieces of leftover material (cotton, linen and synthetic mixes). The drawstrings are ribbon. The crochet work on the one above are samples made by Cornelle.
The crocheted doilies on this one are vintage ones from my mother's closet. They were used in the seventies between your coffee cup and saucer. Rescued from the dark corner they were banished to, they have started a second life in a new century!
More of the same doilies, but with wooden embellishments.
Embroidery with leftover red DMC cotton.
Another sample crocheted by Cornelle, red embroidery cotton and a vintage button.
Vintage crocheted doilies in white and a new sample by Cornelle in the middle.
Some of the vintage doilies jazzed up with random buttons.
Cute novelty buttons in the shape of gingerbread girls on vintage crochet doilies.
This little one is for smaller prezzies... this one made by my mom, Alta. I love the appliqued flowers.