Wrapping up the Holidays – Easy, simple organizing solution

Twelfth Night (5th January) signifies the end of the Christmas holiday that had begun on Christmas Day. The morning after Twelfth Night is marked as the Epiphany and supposed to celebrate the day that the three Magi arrived from the east.

It seems strange then that in the United Kingdom the tradition says, it is the night that we are supposed to have taken down all our holiday decorations. Leaving them up bringing bad luck that anyone who forgets to take them down must leave them in place all year to avoid misfortune.

So before the 5th Jan has time to arrive and before all those needles have fallen from the tree, I have a very simple organizing idea I would like to share.

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Silk Holiday Gift bag, with a Drawstring Closure

They say you can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear, but what about a silk purse out of a greatly reduced silk drape bought on special.


These pre-packaged drape sets make an economical way of buying fabric if you don’t mind spending time unpicking the seams. This 108 inch x 41 inch drape gives me 3 yards of Dupioni silk, plenty for some cushions or in this case little drawstring bags to fill with gifts. They make a special way of bestowing a loved one or family with little presents.

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Fabric Luggage Tag for the Traveler on Your Holiday Gift List

The start of the holiday gift making season is now upon us. I should have got started earlier but you know how life gets in the way. These luggage tags are perfect for the traveler in the family or for the friend at work who travels for business. They can be used to identify non-descript luggage in the pile of other ones or to add some contact information (although it’s never a good idea to put home addresses on luggage tags). Coordinate the fabric for a favorite color or theme.

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They are quick to run up in numbers when you want to coordinate a luggage set.

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