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Friday, 19 November 2010

Nice respectable choccie bags.

My mum can't get about much as she is 90, and lives in a small town with not many non food shops (although there's 3 butchers and a green grocer,lol) and every year she frets about what to get us all for Christmas. We all say just give us a small cash gift and we'll come and show you what we've bought. Understandably she wants to give us a surprise pressie, after all she is a mother and we are still her children. So i go shopping with her and get whatever chocs we can find in her local Aldi and i turn them into gifts. It's still a surprise for me as i don't know which one i'm going to get,lol.
We bought these and a milk chocolate version ( and a shed load of other stuff) so here is the first gifts for decent, law abiding, clean living members of the family. I don't think she'd appreciate the smutty stuff.
 There is a link to instructions on THIS POST.  There were 25 chocs in the bag for £1.99 which made 4 bags of 6 as they have quite big wrappers. Why do they always put a spare one in so i have to eat it,lol. The sentiment stamp is from a Docrafts clear set. Still got quite a few chocs to deal with but some truffles are going in these milk cartons as i had some striped card left, i'll just put "Merry Christmas" on the tags.
 That's all from me for now as it's time for work.  See you soon, 

Friday again, target weight , 9st 2lb.  Todays weight 9st 0lb. I do put about 2-3 pounds on every weekend but it seems to come off by friday with good behaviour.


  1. oh these are gorgeous di.love the papers you have used and a great shape and sentiment.
    well done on the weight loss :D

    xx coops xx

  2. You always have such fab ideas,these look gorgeous. Thought you'd like to know that my youngest followed your instructions and made a Milk Carton for her school project last night,she was so chuffed with it!
    Have a great wekend,Julie.x

  3. WOW.Brilliant as always.Love the bright papers and the sentiment.Great weight loss.I am stuck at the same weight lol.Even though i jog twice a day with the dogs LOL.Am i bovered.Happy Weekend Diane.xx

  4. What a lovely idea. The bags are gorgeous, might have to nick that idea!

  5. Hi Di

    Beautiful respectable gift bags LOL!! .. .. with scrummy fillings!!

    Mmmm...... I bet you will get the one with the purple ribbon!!

    Great idea and I bet your Mum appreciates you doing them too.

    It is lovely to be back in blogland after all the hassle. Lots of lovely creations to catch up on everywhere.

    Have a good weekend.

    Love Jules xx


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