I made this patchwork drawstring goody bag over the weekend after being inspired by the flag my daughter brought back from her school!!! Happy Birthday, Malaysia!!! 53rd Anniversary since Malaysia commemorating the independence of the Federation of Malaya from British colonial rule, celebrated on today August 31. Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka!!!! I love you… but, do you love us??? I believe a lot of Malaysians would like to know the answer.
I used 4 colors for the border on the drawstring goody bag which are also the colors of the Malaysian flag, red, yellow, blue and white. The center piece is an applique of a hibiscus, our national flower. You can make this for your own country, just replace the color combination of the squares and change the applique to something represent your country. For example:
USA – Red, blue and white for the border, some stars or an eagle head with red-white stripes background for the center piece.
Canada – Red and white colors for the border with a red maple leave as the applique.
Japan – Red and white colors for the border with a red circle for the applique.
or something for an occasion, for example:
Halloween – Orange and green border with a pumpkin applique
Christmas – Red and Green with a christmas tree applique
The design of the drawstring goody bag can be unlimited…..
What did I put inside the goody bag? They are Heart Shaped Chocolates in it and I have included a recipe in here too!