Miss 2 enjoyed her story stones so much, I decided they might make a good gift idea for my niece. Here are some of the 20 or so stones I made for her. They were slightly larger this time and I coated them in an enamel spray to make them a little more durable.
I like to keep our stones in a draw-string bag but since I didn't have a spare one lying around and I don't own a sewing machine, here is my no-sew solution.
First I went to an op-shop and found a large doily, about 30cm in diameter. I threaded my draw-string around the doily weaving between every third hole, leaving about 3cm around the edge of the doily.
Once I had woven the whole way around I pulled the strings taught creating a 'sack'. I threaded both ends of the string through this fairly unusual button so they would stay together and tied a knot in each end. This was a quick and simple way to make a bag for our gift. I hope she'll enjoy them as much as we do.