I have done various color combinations, as shown here, white on black, cream on brown, etc.:
(By the way, I offer these custom family signs for sale in my Etsy store here, or click on the "Always Kiss Me Goodnight" sign on the right side.)
For a birthday gift I'm working on I decided to make a small drawstring tote, to hold some special gifts inside. The sewing up of the tote was a cinch, but the CINCH (drawstring) was not. Let's just say, I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed! I didn't want the recipient to have to scrunch up the fabric, I wanted the ribbons ("draws") to actually draw! When you pull on both side, it cinches up (or draws up). It took me several tries until I got it to work. The secret is to cut two lengths, then feed them in on opposite sides of the cassing. I'd show pictures, but I'll spare you the details. Plus, I somehow messed up my camera card, as the camera is now not reading my card....grrr.
(image from BH&G)Here's BH&G's site, explaining how to make one, "Easy Cotton Drawstring Bag".
I'll try to post drawstring totes when I get a pile made. They are wonderful to make ahead of time and stock up for gifts.
Have a HAPPY weekend! Hugs, Heidi
(Linked to Cindy's Romantic Home Friday Show & Tell)