I try to be "green" and I recycle what I can and try to buy things made and produced locally but having 3 kids we seem to get through so much wrapping paper, particularly at this time of year! I was about to wrap up J's ( my other half) presents when I wondered whether to use the gift bags that people give me to reduce packaging, after all he is probably old enough that he doesn't need the excitement of throwing paper around! Then I wondered if I could make fabric gift bags. I have so much material in my stash that just sits there so if I made simple gift bags and tied them up with ribbons, I would still have the fabric and save on wrapping paper!. They are very simple bags, I didn't even hem the top I just went along with pinking shears. The synthetic velvet has work very well as it is stretchy. I still have the fabric and just need to snip down the hems if I want it.
Ooh I do feel god and noble now!