There is so much inspiration on the internet. It's hard not to spend too much time browsing through favorite blogs, but you never know when something will catch your eye and inspire you to create. Recently I found a cute felt pouch on Cristina's blog. Mine looks nothing like the original, but I'm quite happy with it. It's now under Sarah's tree with a tiny gift in it.
I started with a length of Papertrey Ink's Vintage Cream felt and trimmed one end with my pinking shears. Then I sewed up the long sides and stitched some red striped ribbon (Michaels Bobbin Ribbon) on the pinked edge. The holly was die cut from Sizzix's Holly and Berries #2 in Chartruese and Pure Poppy felt with some red Stickles glitter added to the berries. I tied a bow on the side of the pouch to close it. It slides off easily to open the gift. It was a quick and easy project.