A few years ago my neice went to India for 6 months. I wished for silks to come home with her. And though I have told this before, I think the story that she brought back with the silks made it all even better.
Lindsay walked into a shop that had silk fabrics, possibly a dress maker, and asked for scraps of silk. So the shop keeper asked Linds to relax on the floor and he went upstairs [loft?] and rained silk bits and pieces down upon her, asking if she liked this piece or that!
I am not sure if payment was involved, but that is how I got a wonderful selection of silk scraps.
Ever since, I have wanted to make something for each member of that side of the family but could never come up with anything until now.
I call them the Wish Bags. They are about 2 inches wide and 8 to 10 inches long.
I pulled the silk scraps out of the bucket, stitched a block of 'fabric', folded and folded again, then machine stitched the long sides. I hand stitched the 'handle' and top hem.
I "filled" them with Good Wishes and sent them on their way.
And I did manage to get one picture of the cards I made from the Christmas Collage I had so much fun with.