Eye Spy Bags

Happy Labor Day!!!
(or what’s left of it, since I always have to do my postings late at night)
Well, I wanted to show this during the summer, but other ideas kept coming to me.
So here are some VERY cute, VERY simple
I taught these a few years ago at Crafters Club and they were so fun!!
Back then I used flannel to make them, but recently I found these awesome ladies on Etsy(really….you should check them out) and this great tute from Ashley on “Make it and love it” and wanted to try again some using fleece instead. So I re-made my first ones.
Fleece is better since it doesn’t fray and these were easier to sew since I did it a little differently.
If you want, you can type up a little list of the treasures that went in and laminate it to keep it safe from little hands. Now, put a grommet in the corner of the bag and attach the list with a cute ribbon (or ugly one if you want).


That was easy, huh?

Stay tuned tomorrow for an awesome giveaway…..I’ve been thinking about it all weekend and came up with something super-fun to give away,


It’s great for Halloween (hint, hint)

Have fun!

About Emily Mcdonald

Emily McDonald is the owner of Not So Idle Hands and lives in Colorado with her hot hubby and 3 cute daughters. When she's not battling ADHD, Fibro, or Migraines she loves to be downstairs playing with all her pretty crafty things making fun stuff. She also runs an awesome Etsy Shop by the same name where she gets to sell shiny supplies to make pretty stuff {check it out!}.


  1. These are C*U*T*E

  2. Thanks for all the fun ideas. This would be a good quite toy for church. Once we get moved I may have to give it a shot!

  3. Ok I’ve gathered up all of my little trinkets. Got some Vinyl to use for the window Now to find some fleece!

  4. Those are so cute!

  5. These are too cute, I’m totally making one this week! I love it, and I know my almost 3 year old will too! Perfect for queit time entertainment like church, while little bro is napping, airplan and long car rides. Thanks for sharing!

  6. i think this is the coolest thing! i know teenagers that would want one! i need to start gathering stuff!

  7. I love this. My best friend made one for me as a baby gift when my firstborn was born. That was 5 yrs ago and ours is still going strong!

  8. All right, this might be the Christmas gift for the 5 cousins….

  9. i wanted to see your Christmas ideals! I know you must have some! You always have wonderful things on here!
    Hope to find them soon’nnn

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