Monday, February 1, 2010

Of Cabbages and Kings

"The time has come," the Walrus said, "To talk of many things:
Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--Of cabbages--and kings--
And why the sea is boiling hot--And whether pigs have wings."

No boiling hot sea here today, nor wing-ed pigs, but I thought I'd share with y'all a couple of pics of the gifts I made for our GG (gym girls) January birthday girls.

My sister Ginger had a luncheon for the ladies last Friday and did a bang-up job. We met around eleven and left about four. I love these ladies and could spend forever just talking to them. (Actually I talked far more than I should have. I can't believe myself when I do that! I always try to salve my conscience afterward by saying I'm a natural born storyteller, but the truth is probably far south of that.)

As a note, I made PW's apple dumplings for dessert. OMG! Those things are so easy and so scrumptious. And yes, being diabetic, I only had half of one--well, truth is, I had the other half when we were getting ready to leave, but yunno, that was four hours later.
Both of my gifts were much the same. I picked up the gift bags at Dollar Tree--aren't they cute! The needlefelted cashmere heart is a sachet with lavender from my garden, the small jar is filled with that lotion I made a few weeks back--doncha love those jars!--and the unfinished bag is made of reclaimed felt. (It was unfinished cuz I had no pink ribbon in my stash. The finishing touch is to thread two pieces of ribbon--approximately twenty inches or so--through the pockets made by the buttons--one ribbon goes through two pockets, the other through one. The ribbons are then tied in a bow on top.) It's similar to this one, though I used a triangle instead of a square. I think maybe next time I'll do it differently.
And this bag was for Mary. (I forgot to mention the felt brooches on the handle. I'd never made that style before, but I think I like 'em!)

Now, as an end note--and truly the reason I'm posting at 6:58a Monday morning--Etsy Texas Crafters are having a First Monday Sale! Check here for a list of the participating members and the terms of the sales for each. In my SumpnSassy shop, I'm offering 15% off every item with free shipping--that's continental US and Canada--and 25% off buyer-paid shipping items. I'd love for you to check out the shop--I've added some new items and hope to add another, maybe two, before the day's done. (Finishing is the easiest. Then comes photographing and listing. Sheesh!)

Take care, y'all. And thanks for stopping by.


Amanda said...

Awwww.... I want to be a GG! I bet they went nuts over those... So cute! :-)

Kristi said...

Those are so cute! I was just popping by to say hi and thank you for your wonderful comments on my countertop painting post! Made my day! I just did a new post with more pictures and details on the counters if you are interested in popping back over to check that out too! Thanks again..I think I practically scared my hubby when I squealed that someone thought my counters were better then the ones in magazines :)