Valentine’s Goody Bags

February 12, 2014


Something you need to know, is that my little man is very good at negotiating. He told us tonight that he needed Lifesavers for his blood sugar. He doesn’t have any blood sugar issues…none. Little Man is 6, he is 6. He is not aware of anyone that has blood sugar troubles. Yet there he stood declaring the need to care for it, after consuming a very balanced meal of protein, fat and carbs. I read some very hilarious dealings with little ones onMad Mommy’s site the other night, and his banter reminded me of some of the things she covers. Too funny! What do you do!? Haha


I am kinda ever so slightly proud of myself: I got the main part of my Valentine’s stuff made. It’s not finished, but the main part is. Normally I have this horrible habit of starting whatever special occasion’s crafts or goodies the day of or minutes before it’s time to partake. UGH! I made a vow after doing this on New Years that I would do a better job of getting things done at least a few days before. Oh and to simplify it.


I have been seeing these adorable cloth bags on different blogs (I meant to bookmark them and then I had to restart the computer. If I can find the ones I am thinking of I will link them) with hearts or some other Valentine’s decoration. I was quite enamored at their simple beauty. I had some leftover chevron fabric from my bulletin board project and I don’t want it making its way to the fabric stash because there is too much in the stash. So I put it to work for V-day filled with little treats.

collage v-day


These were super easy to make; I was actually on the phone while I sewed these…the phone was on my shoulder no headsets were involved in the making of these bags. I started with a hem at the top and then sewed up the sides. Pretty much just straight stitches. I then put some cardboard inside and used acrylic paint and quickly painted on some hearts, also while on the phone. I like how the chevron pattern shows through the paint. Now I have some cute bags to give out and nothing to store in my stash! YAY!

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  • Reply Katerina February 12, 2014 at 4:10 am

    Such a lovely project! I am sure the recipients of these little bags will be extremely happy!

  • Reply Pat Liggett February 12, 2014 at 8:11 am

    Little man has been learning to check his blood sugar!!! LOL. I love the bags!!

    • Reply Heather February 15, 2014 at 10:16 am

      Oh yeah, I wonder what’s next! He had an anatomy book out last week and he was exclaimed: “oh that’s what the inside of a stomach looks like”. It was just too much!

  • Reply Maysem February 12, 2014 at 8:35 am

    So cute! I love their simple beauty too! Banters from little ones always kill me..LOL. Love it!

    • Reply Heather February 15, 2014 at 10:15 am

      Thank you! Me too, I used to try and complicate things but I am learning that simple is better! They are just too much sometimes! hehehe

  • Reply Anjana @ At The Corner Of Happy & Harried February 12, 2014 at 9:32 am

    Those bags look great!

  • Reply Carrie Groneman February 12, 2014 at 9:58 am

    These are so adorable! You have a wonderful blog, keep up the great work.

    • Reply Heather February 15, 2014 at 10:14 am

      Thank you! I love reading yours!

  • Reply Treat and Trick February 12, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    They look super cute, thanks for your lovely comment!

    • Reply Heather February 15, 2014 at 10:13 am

      Thank you! Absolutely!

  • Reply Allie February 12, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    These are super cute, and so easy! Thanks for sharing on Worthwhile Wednesdays!

    • Reply Heather February 24, 2014 at 11:37 am

      Thank you Allie!

  • Reply Jenna February 12, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    Very Very cute! I love projects that you can do while you’re doing something else! My grandson, 5, is quite the negotiator too, scary to think what they will come up with in a few years!!

    • Reply Heather February 15, 2014 at 10:08 am

      Thanks! Yes those are the best kinds of projects, you know we can get all the extra time we can get and if doubling up works I’ll take it!

      Seriously, it is super scary, it’s just gonna get wild! :D

  • Reply Sherry February 12, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    Kids learn early about the treats! Happy Valentine’s Day!

    • Reply Heather February 15, 2014 at 10:13 am

      Oh for sure! Happy post Valentine’s to you too!

  • Reply Heidi Kay February 13, 2014 at 8:03 am

    “Low blood sugar!” Too funny. These bags are so cute!

    • Reply Heather February 15, 2014 at 10:09 am

      Hehehe! Thanks!

  • Reply Poppy February 13, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Hi Heather,

    So nice to meet you! Well, you should definitely be a proud mommy for having such an observant and health conscious little man!!

    Your valentine goody bags are adorable; I’m sure your guests will be thrilled!

    Happy Valentine’s Day!


    • Reply Heather February 15, 2014 at 10:10 am

      Hi Poppy! You too! Thank you! :)

      They were a hit! Happy post Valentine’s to you too!

  • Reply Lori @ A Bright and Beautiful Life February 13, 2014 at 10:25 am

    These bags are adorable ~ customizable for any event or celebration. Thanks for the cute idea. Have a great day! {Your son sounds like a cutie.}

    • Reply Heather February 15, 2014 at 10:13 am

      Thank you! You too! :D

  • Reply Theresa @DearCreatives February 13, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    I might need to whip some of those up! Super cute! Feel free to drop in on my weekly party and share your projects! A new one starts every Friday. Thanks for your visit and hope you have a great Valentines Day! Theresa

    • Reply Heather February 15, 2014 at 10:12 am

      Hi Theresa, Thank you! I will! :)

  • Reply Brandi February 13, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    I love your son’s low blood sugar comment. He’s hilarious. Your treat bags are cute idea and seem so easy to make. Thank you for sharing!

    • Reply Heather February 15, 2014 at 10:11 am

      He is so silly! Thank you!

  • Reply Debbie @ Heartbeats Soul Stains February 13, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    These are sweet little goodie bags. I am actually scrambling to get the rest of my kids stuff ready for school tomorrow.

    • Reply Heather February 15, 2014 at 10:02 am

      I’m normally scrambling, this was the first thing in a long time that I didn’t do that with! I hope you were able to get everything ready for your kiddos! :)

  • Reply Allie | Baking a Moment February 13, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    How cute are these!? Oh my gosh and I can’t believe how easy. I wonder if you’ll fill one with Lifesavers for your little one…. ;)

    • Reply Heather February 15, 2014 at 10:01 am

      Thank you! You know I didn’t think about doing it until you mentioned it, so I made sure I put the red and white ones in his bag!

  • Reply Angel February 13, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    Your little goodie bags are adorable. What a great crafty idea. I’m visiting from SITS and I love your blog. I’m your newest follower on FB and Pinterest.

    • Reply Heather February 15, 2014 at 9:59 am

      Thank you Angel!

  • Reply Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron February 13, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    These bags are seriously adorable! Loving them!

  • Reply shamene@sayitwithcake February 13, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    Those little bags are so cute! I love what your little man said about the life savors, too funny!

    • Reply Heather February 15, 2014 at 9:59 am

      Thank you! Hehe he’s a nut!

  • Reply Chastity February 14, 2014 at 8:47 am

    Cute bags! I would love for you to share this on my link up party going on now at A Cowboy Life

    • Reply Heather February 15, 2014 at 10:11 am

      Definitely, heading over! Thank you!

  • Reply Carmody February 15, 2014 at 7:08 am

    These are great! I have a 5 year old son that sounds very similar to your little man.

    • Reply Heather February 15, 2014 at 10:04 am

      Thanks! Hehe aren’t they just hilarious!?

  • Reply Jocelyn@Brucrewlife February 15, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    So cute!!! I love how easily these are made! :)

  • Reply Kim of Mo'Betta February 16, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    OH my gosh, the blood sugar comment is TOO funny! My son is almost 6 and he cracks me up every day. Since my husband is actually diabetic, I’m surprised I haven’t heard something like this come from my little man!

  • Reply Winnie February 20, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    This is a great project
    These little bags are cute

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