Sunday, November 18, 2007

Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

Oh what to do, I'm spinning my wheels trying to figure out what to make for my staff of twenty for Christmas. I had big plans of making them all table runners, but just realized after working on them for the last 3 days I could never get them all done in time. I only got 5 put together and they still need a little machine applique. I guess they will be gifts for others. Have any good ideas for me? Last year I made pot holders and gift jars of soup mix. I do have one idea, but need to work up a pattern. Thinking along the lines of a personalized pocket placemat for their lunches at work. Maybe I could find some inexpensive place settings to include? Seems that I have a thing about food. hmmmm.... Wish I would have thought about this sooner. LOL, I could have been done!!! Oh and I'm all about "Homemade for Christmas", I've seen that logo on other blogs but haven't looked into what it is all about. Also I'm REALLY all about "Use What You Have". I've seen that logo on other blogs also, but I'm just doing my own thing.
Speaking of food, I participated in the chocolate swap over at Red Geranium Cottage. Sharon paired me up with Subee. What fun! you can check out what I sent Subee HERE!
This is the fabulous box I received. Su was a little more timely than I was and now my chocolate is all gone. Boo Hoo, it was delish Su and the box was adorable.
THANK YOU!!!
Guess I'd better get back to work! xoxomar

9 comments:

Rabbit Stitchings said...

How about a set of four dinner napkins? If you have a serger those would zip up super fast! Tie them up with pretty ribbon :O). Then you could do some home made cookies every one gets a bag of those tied up pretty and a few different flavoried Tea Bags, Stash Teas come in such pretty little Foil Pouches :O),,,
Just a thought :O)

Darlene said...

One year I made drawstring bags out of Christmas fabric and grosgrain ribbon and enclosed an ornament. I made special hang tags and the tags were a big hit, too. LOL

OK, you can send one of those table runners to me. You shouldn't let it go to waste. LOL

gloria g. said...

Yes, I always think food when you need to do something for that many! Cookies/brownies/candy would be a nice thing in a cute little box or tin! That chocolate swap box is adorable! Those flowers are just cute as can be! But what about pin cushions???? I have a great strawberry one!!!!!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Mar, thanks for showing your chocolate. I think everyone decided to show there own which is great. It looked yummy though. guess it was since you already ATE it ALL!!!! LOL

Thimbleanna said...

How bout a bread cloth or guest towel with their initial on it? Or the same thing but seasonal. You could then put muffins or cookies or something inside the breadcloth??? I'm sure I've seen lots of things floating around the internet that would be great to make in a multiple of 20 -- wow 20! That's a lot!

atet said...

There are some great ideas (and tutorials) for some quick gifts over on the Sew Mama Sew blog. I have a link on mine if you want to check it out!

Nan said...

Everyone has such great ideas, so I don't have anything to add. Partly because I can't think of anything right now - I'm hanging my head in shame.
Those chocolates are beautiful - I bet they were yummy! I also love the top of the box - it's so pretty!

Yvonne said...

I don't have any great ideas but please send some my way if you think of any. Your chocolate box is so pretty.

Mel said...

On craftbits there is a pattern for a fabric wallets. I made several of them for my office employees this year and they go together so quickly.