I found this lovely tutorial by 7 Layer Studio for making gift bags and whipped up 2 in an hour!
I made one especially for my friend Lara and her new baby, I hand-embroidered the birth date on a piece of the same fabric as the outside and then appliqued it onto the front, I thought this would make a much nicer wrapping 'paper' and is something they could use to keep memories in later on if they want.
I am officially useless at buying wrapping paper and greetings cards, especially for my family (bad daughter!) so i think I'll run up a batch of these in various sizes for that purpose in the future.
Card making is something else I need to get back on!