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Adding a touch of handmade to a not-made-by-me gift

I resorted to buying a birthday gift for one of Little Eco's friends today. I just couldn't find the energy to 'whip something up' like I usually do. So I did the next best thing and bought someone else's handmade goodies.

I popped into Blackbird Corner and bought some hair clips by Sheeps Clothing and elastics by Oopsidaisi.

I thought it was a sweet, practical and ethical gift. But it didn't look like much. So I made a simple draw-string bag out of a vintage sheet. The bag took less than 10 minutes to make and made the not-made-by-me gift a little more personal. Don't you think?

I also made a quick gift tag by sewing the same fabric onto a piece of recycled cardboard.

Whats your favourite 'last minute' gift?

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