Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Happy Belated Valentine's Day!

Yeah, I know...Valentine's Day was yesterday!  But better late with wishes than not at all....right?

Even though my DH was sick with a stomach bug, he still surprised me with a box of Fannie May Dark Chocolate Buttercreams!  My favorite candy in the whole world!  Yes, not the best for a WeightWatcher, but I have calculated a serving, which is two pieces, equals 5 PointsPlus.  The challenge will be to keep it at one serving a day!

I posted a bit ago about my project for the office.  I was debating between a petal cone candy holder or a candy box.  Both of them required quite a bit of assembly, and since I was...ahem...making them at the last minute.....well, you know.  I decided to make the project a bit less labor intensive!  Thanks to my DH who cut ribbon, adhered DSP to cardstock, and wrapped 105 Hershey nugget candy pieces, while I scored cardstock, punched holes, attached brads, made ribbon handles and assembled the purses!  Because of his help, I am pleased to report that WE made 104 little purse candy holders for the girls, and one matchbook candy holder for our single male employee.  They all were so pleased and surprised. 


 We also bought a piece of cat furniture for Jefferson-Maxwell, since he seems to be enjoying table tops and high places.  We have this placed in front of our patio door, so he can watch the birds and squirrels during the day.  He claimed it for his very own right away and if missing, we usually find him right here....


Oh, and remind me to post the picture of what Jefferson does when no one pays attention to the classroom door and leaves it open with a mess on the table, and stamps loose on the table top.  I'll just mention a hint that I am ordering a stamp set for the SECOND time...I'm just sayin'....

9 comments:

  1. Oh, Jefferson! You are priceless!!!! Kathy - can we have the "pattern" for the little purses? Those are ADORABLE!!!

    Lisa C.

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  2. Monsieur Fluff-n-stuff looks very content. SO cute! I like the purses a lot! I am sure the girls loved them!

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  3. Love the purses!!! Way too cute! Sorry to hear about the stamp set! But dear Jefferson-Maxwell looks so right on his throne! Hmm...who is the King of the home any way?

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  4. I just stumbled across these via Pinterest. Those purses are so cute! They would make a wonderful shower favor. I have looked around some but have been unable to find a pattern/tutorial for those little gems. Do you have one you are willing to share? Please? They are just 'da bomb'! Thank you!!!

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  5. @my pockebook - I couldn't find your info to email direct so hope you check back and see this. I didn't use a pattern, just cut strips of cardstock a bit wider than the candy, and long enough to fold around and make a flap. I cut a narrower strip of designer paper to decorate. Punched a small heart and attached it all together with a brad. I also used stick strip to attach a piece of ribbon under the flap to made the handle. The candy piece itself is just a piece of designer paper a bit narrower than the candy, and used sticky strip to hold it together. Hope I was able to help!

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  6. thank you kathy! i'll see if i can recreate it. cause they are just about the cutest thing ever! i'll let you know if i run into any problems. but if you think of anything else to share my email is wordywalls(at)yahoo(dot)com. thanks again!!!

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  7. So cute, thanks for posting these on pinterest for all to see, I am going to try and make some for a baby shower and also some for the girls at work!! anna.degen@comcast.net

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  8. Adorable purses! Can you please send me the pattern to make at mommanikki.nt@gmail.com? They will go well with the brunch we are having at our church in a few months! Thank you very much!!

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  9. Just love the purses. I belong to a Ladies Social club and am in charge of doing something each month for Birthdays and I would love to be able to make these purses. Would you be so kind and share the pattern.

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