Friday, December 30, 2011

Thank You gift

One of my favorite movies is The Sound of Music so when I found out it was brown paper tied up with string over on  CAS-ual Fridays blog I had to jump right in, of course I had to finish singing the song first and believe me I am NO Julie Andrews. 

What I made for the challenge are a couple of Thank You gifts.  I had ordered these bags from "Mish" and I knew I wanted to use them for the project but the problem is they were too big for what I needed so out came my sewing machine.  Of course when the sewing machine comes out for a 10 minute project it becomes a 1 hour project because of AVA.  The thread is pulled out when my back is turned, she is on the peddle with foot up, somehow she gets the spool of thread and it unwinds ....... seriously I should have a primetime sitcom.  An hour later I have sewn up 10 of these smaller bags that are seen in the post today and I have the rest stashed away with the ones I got from Mish ...... her sewing is so straight.  I hope the girls getting these gifts look at them with a head tilt because my sewing is always a bit off.

 Here they are all packaged up and ready to get to the post office.

The focal image on the front is held on with my "string" and it is a 2 in,
a focal image and a pretty magnet.

Here is a wee look at the cards on the inside.  I put 5 in each package
and they are 31/2 x 5.  

On a quick side note when I worked for American Airlines my job was to meet and greet high profile people and one night I had to meet and take Julie Andrews to her flight.  While I was waiting for her office to call I was in club and of course my friend and I could not miss an opportunity to be nutty so we started singing a nice selection of Julie Andrews movie songs.   On my way out the door to meet her  I walked around the corner and she was standing there smiling ......... right there listening to us sing and laugh.  I do not know how many shades of red I was but I am sure Pure Poppy was in the mix.