We made lilies - cut hand shapes out of pastel cardstock and rolled them til the bottom of the hand shape was almost pointed, with a little hole. We taped them that way, and rolled the fingers back around a pencil so they were curly, and stuck a green pipe cleaner in the little hole for a stem. We didn't have terra cotta pots, so we used pretty blue disposable cups and tissue paper. The parents absolutely adored them.
I adore the yellow tank with the gromet tape. I've been making tank tops out of my too-big band shirts, and have just been copying off tanks I already own. I'm looking for different styles of tanks to make. I am a tank top addict. I can NOT wait til summer.
I have the exact same ones. I make wallets out of them. I bought a ton of little iron-on appliques on clearance and I use grosgrain ribbon and hammer-on snaps and go crazy. The first one I made for myself is kind of dumb because it just has two little ducks on it. I made one for my friend with cherry ribbon, red ribbon, and a snap. I wish I had taken a picture of it. The next one I made had rainbow ribbon, two snaps, and little bumblebee appliques. Again, gave it away before I took a picture. The glue I use is called Crafter's Goop. I test it out first to make sure it won't seep through the ribbon. As long as you don't use gobs and gobs of it, it won't. It also holds the appliques very well. I don't iron them on because the pouches are plastic. I love these pouches because they have a clear window, which is perfect for a driver's license.
my little kojo is sick right now. she hates the antibiotic. she used to love it! the first time she was sick, both she and another rat (shadow) were sick at the same time. i noticed they were not feeling good the day of my wedding, so my husband and i decided to take them both on the honeymoon to make sure they got lots of care and love. we had some antibiotic left over from the last sick rat we had, and kojo gobbled it up. we had to convince shadow, but they both got better! shadow got sick again and died a while later, and now kojo is not doing well. one thing we do is put her in a paper bag (bigger than a lunch bag) and spray my albuterol inhaler in it and close the top. she hates it, but it seems to help her breathing a little.
about the crafty stuff, i sew tubes out of leftover fleece and put cardboard tubes in the openings and sew the fabric around them for a door and they love their little snuggle sacks.
I made photo-holders for table decorations, but you can easily alter them into place card holders.
I took Fimo clay, shaped it into Hershey kiss shapes, shoved two lengths of craft wire into the top (you'd use one for a place card holder) and baked them.
Then I Printed out "Paul and Danielle - 2004" a billion times with blue ink on white paper, cut them apart into strips, and wrapped the kiss shapes with aluminum foil with one of the paper strips in each one (sticking out like a kiss). Then I used needlenose pliers and shaped each craft wire into a curlique, and put baby pictures of my husband and me in them. Our guests loved them!