I want an egg in a tomato now. me, I like left over spanish rice rolled up in a tortilla. Maybe I'll line it with a lettuce leaf, maybe add a splorsh of salsa. I can eat those cold, anytime of day. And I'll toss in cooked veggies-carrots, cauliflower, what have you-into a batch of mac and cheese to add a token vitamin and make it a bit heartier. Good old canned tomato soup, add a thinly sliced cooked carrot and or bell pepper (faster to nuke the veggies in the m icrowave first than to try and cook them in the soup) and maybe add some soy and or minced dried onion. Or a little dollop of hot sauce. Or almost anything, really.
Oh my gosh what great packages! All that fabric, and all the yummy floss! These boxes seem like the Tardis. There has to be extradimensional space involved somehow for all those goodies to fit inside. We are all going to be crafting up a storm, aren't we? (Hmm, crafting up a storm. Find a nice gray for the clouds and hmm, fabric paint or glitter for the lightning? ) And I just got my package from TheSapphireMoon. I opened it, I squeed loudly, I have plans for two projects already-and I'm dashing out the door to go to work. Pictures as soon as I can!
I'm almost done with my gifties for SapphireMoon. It's funny, really-I was all set to make a particular item inspired by something ufrom her wist, and the base in my stash was too small. Lo and behold, I get a padded envelope of odds and ends from thelastkodama. One of which for perfect to repurpose for SapphireMoon! Then I started to make a goody for thelastkodama, and used a little of the wire that was in my package from MizzKodak. It's the circle of life, I tell ya! Anyway, was tired today, so I didn't mess with my camera. (A generous friend mailed me her old digital camera after she got a new one. Yay! I just have to puzzle out how to upload and post pictures.) And I work until very late tomorrow. I'm shooting for having pics up tuesday or wednesday. Sorry to make you wait for a shot of the package you sent, MizzKodak. I really do appreciate the goodies. And as soon as I have a confirmation/shipping on the goodie coming your way, I'll send that to you and the organizers.
Got my needer's box all packed up and ready to ship monday! And am waiting for glue to dry on one of my thank you gifts. If it doesn't set up like I want, I'll have to start over, so crossing fingers. But the teeny thing I made from a giver's wist came out fine!
Hmm..I don't have a good idea on the size question. Maybe just make it a three level item? Small and Sweet, Medium and Marvelous, or Large and Luscious? (Okay, I get a little silly with the alliteration) And since this is a found and recycled object chime, the main difference would be how elaborate it is, not how much it costs. Or would that be too complicated? Maybe as long as the chime suits your partner's likes, the size won't really matter? Ask favorite colors, ask if there's any style they love or hate (the sea, steampunk, country, whimsical, nature, bright, ect.) or if they just want to be surprised? Me, I'm all for surprise, myself. Using found stuff, it'd be hard to fit a theme, but it'd give you an idea of your swap partner's likes? I dunno... Ask if they want something they can hand outdoors, or if they would be happy with a less weatherproof but still nifty chime/mobile to hang inside? And ask if anyone has any wists, ect. to help partners get an idea of what they like. Ask where would you hang it? In the kitchen, the garden, in a child's room? Hope this helps! I'm looking forward to this swap.
I received a wonderful package from MizzKodak! It'll take me a couple of days, but I WILL post pictures! She spoiled me. I'm looking forward to using the jewelry supplies, already getting ideas. Thank you so much!