The Afterschool Enrichment Program (ASEP) at our school holds a craft fair every December, and for the past few years I've reserved a table so I can see everybody I never see because they're all off working, and so Tori can make a few dollars peddling her craft-du-jour (anné actually.)
She's done angel necklaces from paper clips (big hit!) and snowmen from jinglebells, and this year she's got some origami things to offer.
Me, I'm all about the chickens. Not really, but I had them the first year, and sisnce then, I've had people seek me out to buy them. In their honour, the Class of 2006. There are 16 in all, plus a few (not pictured) that got held back from last year.
More fun are the post cards. The angel card was the "featured" one last year, very elegant, and pretty popular. I only have one left, though I do have more of both the background and the angel, so maybe I'll put together a few more. Much fun, that "scribbling" on her wings and gown! This year's card is the sparkley snowman. They're trapunto'd (but just a little.) The print is on this sparkley tulle, layered over a bit of lilac scrap from my bin. This selection is just a reprentation - there's a lot more where they came from. My poor machine, I can sew full-tilt for just about 90 minutes before it starts with the power snits. I hope I'm not breaking it further by holding off on the service.
And what else...? Wednesday I brought a plate of Nanaimo Bars in to the ladies in the kitchen. I got the plate back today, spotless except for the smiley sticker smack in the middle. :o) Americans, as a rule, don't "know" Nanaimo Bars. Their loss. Seriously. Is there an American something that Canadians don't know? None that come immediately to mind. There must be something. Well, maybe the 24 hour Walmart, but it's hardly the same thing. Oh, Whoopee Pies were a new one to me when we moved here. Can't say that I've felt called to indulge, though.