bread bags :: LOVE them.
ta-da! finally, they are done. it's been almost a month since this post and i've been working away embroidering and sewing these sweet little bags to hold the yummy soft bread we've been baking.
the pattern for the Rooster comes from the book Decorative Embroidery by Mary Norden and the Coffee Cup from Doodle Stitching by Aimee Ray.
i've been getting lots of books from the library on embroidery trying to learn a few different stitches. the stem stitch is a head scratcher for me. i can't seem to get it. if anyone has tips, i'm all ears!
i used linen fabric and it has worked out well. our bread keeps for about 3 days. and that's about as long as it lasts before we eat it anyway, so it works out well!
i highly recommend this way of storing fresh bread. it's nice to be using less plastic on/near our food. and they're so *way* cuter.
the kids love them and can barely wait for the bread to cool before putting the loaf in. "mommy, it's got a coffee cup. you love coffee. you can have coffee and bread now!" of course they were right by my side mixing up our dough for this organic wheat bread we made.