New Year Projects

Chinese New Year is coming up soon. It will soon be the Year of the Ox (Cow), so I wanted to make some cow crafts. Since I missed the boat on christmas gifts, I wanted to send out some chinese new year gifts. I'd been wanting to try making some shopping bags, and I thought some cow print bags would be some fun gifts to make. They turned out to be pretty simple to make.

Top view...I used a Target plastic bag as my template. They hold the same as regular plastic bags, but much more stylishly.

I added a snap to my latest version, so you can roll it up if you want. The polka dots fabric is another thrift shop find. It's from a duvet.

I made a small zippered pouch for Kate in japan. I'm going to hope she receives her package before she reads this post.