Customize Maggie For A Last Minute Holiday Gift

Lazies, Our new Maggie design is the perfect starting point for last minute holiday gifts like this cute ‘Cafe Maggie’ I received from Lazy Girl Lish. A few years back, Lish sent me a ‘Wonder Cuppa’, a Wonder Wallet filled with assorted drink options. Lish knows I’m a java gal! Well, below is Lish’s latest incarnation of the Wonder Cuppa – it’s the Cafe Maggie. Put some cocoa in there and it’s Mocha Maggie!

Cafe Maggie

Lish set the theme with this great coffee bean fabric. Then collected some drinkables and a condiment pack so I’d be ready to drink at a moment’s notice. I like Lish more and more every day.

Cafe Maggie3

Everything fits in there with room to spare.

Cafe Maggie2

A nice assortment of coffee and tea is nice to take with me. Great to toss into any bag on my way out the door.

Set the tone with fabric
Consider putting your own collection and themed fabric and contents together to make a custom gift for a special loved one this season. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Office items – small scissors, post it notes, paper clips, stamps, rubber bands
First aid – antibiotic ointment, band aids, alcohol wipes.
Doggie details – plastic bags, treats, and for your hands – wet wipes.
Love – write special thoughts on small note cards to be read one per day.
Matched set – tuck a small Maggie inside a large Maggie for a matched set.

Remember, Maggie all by herself is wonderful gift, too. Give large Maggie for holding a camera or cell phone. Use small Maggie to give gift cards or cash.

Enjoy!
Joan

[tags] last minute gifts, holiday gifts, coffee gift, Christmas gift[/tags]

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12 Responses to “Customize Maggie For A Last Minute Holiday Gift”

  1. Laura — December 7, 2009 @ 7:22 am

    Well this is one cute idea! Having my sewing group over for our annual Christmas lunch….wouldn’t it be wonderful if I could have made each one of them a maggie….but they should be very happy with their wonder wallets!Laura

  2. Susan — December 7, 2009 @ 7:30 am

    Great ideas as always! I cut out several large Maggies last night and I think I’ll tuck a packet of hot cocoa mix in each one. Also have planned a first aid Maggie for my teacher daughter. I already bought the bandaids and ibuprofen, just need to get the antibiotic wipes and I’m set.

    Another idea is for dog walkers. Maggie would be perfect for holding plastic bags for cleaning up after your pup.

    I’m glad Maggie is so fast and easy, because I have a lot to make!!

  3. Jeannie — December 7, 2009 @ 7:42 am

    That is so funny!! I have three coffee fabrics cutout with the same idea in mind!!
    I swear these are more addictive than the Wonder Wallets!

  4. Kim — December 7, 2009 @ 9:42 am

    Love it and the coffee bean fabric sets the perfect tone!

  5. Sheila Perl — December 7, 2009 @ 11:41 am

    I can’t wait for my Maggie pattern to arrive! (Post to Canada is soo slooow). Wonderful ideas! I was only thinking of gift cards now you’ve given me oodles of ideas for Maggie. :)

  6. Penny — December 7, 2009 @ 12:35 pm

    Love it! Didn’t think about a button hole (me the button freak!). So many ones on my machine. Great idea for the coffee mess (Navy term). I am teaching a class on Wednesday so I will let them know about another gift idea.

    Penny D in Chesapeake (where is froze last night, what’s up with that?)

  7. SewCalGal — December 7, 2009 @ 2:41 pm

    Very cute Maggie.

    SewCalGal
    http://www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

  8. Ashley — December 7, 2009 @ 4:42 pm

    I picked up a set of winter themed stirrers to add to the pouch. I found my set at Kohl’s but I’ve seem them other places. They stick out the edge of the Maggie and make a great addition to the hot cocoa.

  9. Elizabeth G. — December 7, 2009 @ 7:35 pm

    Love, Love, Love the idea!!! Now, I just need to order the Maggie pattern! :)

  10. margaret brown — February 20, 2010 @ 5:56 pm

    i need to know where to purchase your patterns in the new england area.

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