Monday, December 28, 2009

sytyc, etsy update, baptism, family, friends, gingerbread man and box tops...oh my

hi there!
first things first: go here to check out the projects for the new theme "gifts" for this week at sytyc. we're down to the wire. only 4 of us left, competition is fierce, (not really we all really like eachother and hope the other one wins and we've all become closer friends through the process.) but it is down to the wire. who will go home this round? yikes!!!

second, you can now purchase my argyle scarf pattern here (keep the pictures coming of your finished ones! they are turning out awesome!!!) and if things run super smooth and i somehow manage to get a few extra hours here and there this week i'll be updating my etsy shop with a few more things. but that's only if the stars, moons, and waste matter, all aligns right. if not this week then by next week i should have a few new things going on there.

holy mother of all that is good!
when i asked you guys to see if you wanted to play and send in gingerbread of the response.
not only was he seen all over the united states, he went abroad as well.
i have to admit i was a little jealous that he was spotted on top of the Eiffel tower, or that he was seen surfing, or hanging out with ichiro of the seattle mariners, and then went to georgia tech to hang out with buzz. we even got an autographed photo.
my kid knew how cool he was when he came home with a back pack stuffed full of postcards, cards, envelopes, and pictures (some with photoshoped images of the little dude doing some fun stuff)
you guys are awesome. and we thank you. and the school kindergarten thanks you too!

and speaking of the school thanking you:

you guys also have sent in to help out our little school with box tops. last count the office gave me was close to 400 box tops.
the principle would like to thank you for your time and postage to send in them box tops to our little school.
seriously, not only that but i've gotten emails with suggestions of other programs, and some great fund raising ideas. THANK YOU.
we're hoping to to a community garage sale this coming spring where everyone in our community will donate garage sale item things and with the sales we make we hope to continue to increase our amount of money to go towards getting our school an updated, and up to code playground for the kids!
so please keep the box tops coming! and thank you!!!

okay so now it's off to prepare for friends and family coming and staying with us this coming weekend, for new years festivities and my 8 year old baptism.
we'll talk soon.


Unknown said...

oh, i'm glad it's not too late to send in the boxtops - i have a ton that are just sitting around...

Sounds like you are still busy - I was thinking it was nice today to not have any Christmas stuff to get ready for - but we're leaving on our trip on Sunday - I have a LOT to do before then!

Becky said...

I too have been collecting the box tops. Do they collect until the end of the school year?

Whatchu think about your scarf done with raw edged cottony fabric for the ruffles? If I get a chance I think I may try that.

Purple Quilter Queen said...

You should make a quilt to raffle to raise money too! I made one a few years back at my office to help raise money for Juvenile Diabetes and we raised over $800. That would be a great way to raise some money for your little school. You are such an inspiration to me! Best of luck in 2010.

P.S. I voted for your little mommy quilt! So cute! It just screamed v & co.! Jenn

Funky Kim said...

If you would please let me know the date for the garage sale, I'll drive over hill and dale and buy stuff. I'm like that and my husband loves taking long drives on a weekend.

kim DOT b DOT funk AT gmail DOT com

Dogwood said...

I love the last four entries and the sweet/cute gifts. I voted and I am sure that I voted for yours!!!!! I still love the scarf!!

vivi said...

I'm sad I haven't seen gingerbread over here :(
ps: I have just posted the pics... or what we could do! you understand

The Writer Chic said...

I'm getting such a thrill out of saving box tops for you. I have a jar on my kitchen windowsill that is filling up nicely. =)

dana said...

busy busy busy!
Congrats on the scarf! And I'm happy it's in your shop :)

Andrea said...

Here's an idea for a fundraiser for you along the lines of the garage sale -- a craft sale/garage sale. We have done it at our school twice and raised a fair amount of money.

It's like a flea market, I guess. You sell spaces to "vendors" to sell either gently used items or craft/food items. We did it in the school parking lot and one vendor spot was two parking spaces wide. We sold the spaces for $25. Four parking spaces could be purchased for a higher price. The vendor is also responsible for donating an item for the silent auction. The money from the spaces sold and the silent auction made up the bulk of the money. Then the school accepted donations of gently used items for the "school space". That money was the school's as well. I think the school sold donuts & coffee in the morning, then hot dogs & drinks in the afternoon. Any money that each vendor made in their booth was theirs to keep. Everyone benefitted from this adventure. :) If you would like more information, let me know and I can get you in contact with the gal who was in charge of it.

juli said...

The gingerbread man idea was so fun. My little guy came home the first day, so upset that we had to call "the cops" to help find him after he ran away.

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