Ok. That’s a little bit of an exaggeration. I’m talking about all of the Christmas toys that come with too many pieces and nothing in which to store them. I have to give a thumbs up to the folks who designed M’s drum. They put a handle on it, so you can turn it upside down and store the drumsticks and other instruments inside. Brilliant!

Her awesome eco-friendly tea set could have used an awesome eco-friendly tote or basket, though. And it would have been great if her cute wooden “paper” doll set came with a cute wooden lid. Plus, there is the growing collection of matchbox cars and Thomas trains. I needed to get control over all these bits and pieces, so I sewed up a bunch of drawstring bags last weekend.

bella bags

These were super easy and economical. I bought the set of fat quarters from Michael’s with my 50% off coupon, the ribbon came from a thrift store and the muslin lining came from one of my amazing garage sale fabric scores last summer. Total for all of the bags: about $4. I love these so much, I’m thinking of making some for my knitting projects. M thinks they’re pretty cool, too.

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4 Responses to a million little pieces

  1. Tana says:

    Very cute! I love the fabric! And very practical, too.

  2. Cioci Ingrid says:

    Zip lock bags and glad containers work well, too. I have also used containers from grocery store salad bars for small items. I like that they are all see thru. Of course, your fabric bags are a lot cuter and if Bella thinks they’re cool maybe she’ll be ready to do the pick up!

  3. mom and dad says:

    So colorful! Great to keep the pieces together. The toy is no fun if you have to search all over for the pieces. Agree, Bella will have an easy pick up too!
    Need to market these on your site??

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