I was thinking that maybe I could make some of these and give them to the school for them to sell with the gift cards for the Christmas season. I haven't run this idea by anyone at the school yet, but I thought I would make some samples so that they would know what I was talking about.
I was thinking that they were pretty cute. Then I asked the Preacher what he thought. His response went something like this:
"Honestly, I really don't like them. I don't think they are cute at all. Rickrack just doesn't seem very modern to me. It looks like something someone's grandma made that you then pass over at a garage sale."To which I thought, "Well. How pastoral of you." Just kidding. I just had that thought now while typing. :) I was a little surprised, but I was grateful for his honest opinion. I don't ask his opinion unless I really want it.
So then I looked at the little bags differently. Maybe the felt and the rickrack together was all just a little too....crafty. And I went back and looked at Martha's site and thought, "Yeah, mine definitely aren't as cute as hers." Maybe this isn't a good idea at all. But, I did like them before he said he didn't. Now I'm not sure what I think.
I included a gift card in this one to show the scale. When all the way in the bag, the card is completely covered.
If these were just for my personal use, I wouldn't really be concerned about it, but I don't want to spend any more time or money on something that isn't going to be successful. And I really don't want to saddle the school with something unhelpful. So, I'm asking for your honest opinions. What do you think of these little bags?