from an American seller whose ridiculously overpriced, here's the list of what's in the book:
1.) decorated cake tea cozy 2.) strawberry pouch 3.) chocolate cake pocket tissue case 4.) chocolate cake tissue box 5.) watermelon pouch 6.) Pineapple pouch 7.) Pear Pouch 8.) Pear Measure Tape case 9.) Apple Pouch 10.) Doughnut Brooch (can also be a food toy or fill it with potpourri for a sachet) 11.) knit hanger 12.) cake photo frame 13.) Hamburger coaster (each piece - lettuce, tomato, patties, are actually coasters you can use - stack 'em up in a burger if not in use) 14.) Egg Pouch 15.) Toast Egg Pouch 16.) Taiyaki Pouch
I think this may have been one of the books I ordered yesterday from YesAsia.com. I also ordered a bunch of amigurumi books and a book of sock and glove toys (I saw the books recommended on another post or blog). I'm a sucker for books...
I wish I had joined in on this swap- what neat items everyone has! I love the crocheted lunch bag, and the water bottle holders are neat, too! The yoga mat bag is fabulous (even though I don't do yoga, I still want the bag!).
And, I love the idea of the exercise dice cube! What does it say on each side? I can only read the Crunches side.
How about if the kids put a bunch of trinkets inside (little plastic hearts, letters to spell out MOM, flower beads, etc.) and then fill them with sand. Glue the caps on. Then, have your studens write a "Can you find..." list of all of the items in the jar (ex. a blue M, a red O, a white M, a pink heart, a red heart, a yellow flower, etc.).
If you had some polymer clay, each child (with help for the younger ones) could make a shape that is for their mom's favorite thing. Then you could bake them and they could be added in before it was sealed shut.
Because the jars are not too big, it wouldn't take too many trinkets. You could have the kids make tissue flowers to glue to the lid to cover it up.
Mom and child can work together to find the items in the jar by shaking and rolling the jar.
How about using some sort of decal and putting a Rosie right on the front (to match your key chain)? Then apply other decals of "Jetson-like" stuff around the rest of the body. There is that kind of decal that you put in water and then slide on...it's kind of pricey, but worth it, I think!
She definitely has a space-age look to her...she could use some rocket ship decals1
-Cougar1, I'm glad you tried this out! I was thinking about doing the same thing, so I'm glad to know it works! I'm in the process of planning out a crochet bag, and I want to hang a bunch of hooks from a carabiner. I bought the hooks, but haven't had the nerve to drill into them. I think mine are plastic, though...I could probably drill through those, right?
Well, I bought the yarn for the bereavement blanket (Simply Soft in white), but I haven't had a chance to start it yet. Where does the time go?
I have 2 ideas for the April charity- one is an embroidered denim jacket, which might be a bit ambitious, conisdering my current rate of completion, and the other is a lamp made out of an appliance. I had a broken coffee grinder, but I seem to have lost the top, so I'll have to hit the thrift stores to see what else I can find...hopefully another coffee grinder...since I had it all planned out, right down to a coffee bean on the pull chain...