Monday, December 3, 2007

Works in progress and tired tools

I'm sure that you've seen these adorable little peppermint patty baskets by now. They're cute and fun to make. So of course I decided that they'd be fun to make for lots of the staff people at my kids' school. I have a habit of making a little something for everyone who works with my kids, has worked with my kids, who I've worked with through the PTA, who works in the office, and so on. So pretty much everyone. It's lots of fun to show up at the school the last week before the holidays and play the elf! I still have more to make - I think this is 30 so far. I should probably get closer to 70.



This Friday night, we're having the first ever "Lock In" at the kids' school. It was originally going to be an overnight event, but we scaled it back, and now it's just 6 to 10 p.m. I volunteered to be in charge of crafts. We're going to make the scallop punch ornaments like I showed on my Christmas tree a couple of days ago. They're quick to make and not messy. I'm pre-punching and scoring the scalloped circles, so all the kids will have to do is choose their pieces and glue it all together. I'll have them use inexpensive glue sticks. This is such a great project for using up all of that cheap patterned paper that I bought on sale before I got picky!

My poor, poor Marvy Giga Scalloped Circle punch! She is oh so very tired, and maybe even ready to be replaced. It's a bad sign when you have to whack the punch to unstick it after every single punch, right? And yes, I've tried the waxed paper, foil, and freezer tricks. I think the poor girl is just plumb worn out. I have punched out over 1000 circles already, and I really should do some more. The school has over 500 students, and we don't have a count yet of how many are coming on Friday. Surely it will be over 100, I think, even with us charging money for the lock in.

I will try my best to get a picture of the ornaments the kids make on Friday evening before they take them all home!

15 comments:

Shannan said...

Yes, having to whack the punch is not a good sign. ;)
Love the boxes, they're adorable!

kathy said...

The baskets are adorable

Just me said...

You are a crafty lady. I am excited to be in SBS3 with you. I was looking at your older posts and realized that I have admired your work on SCS before. Have a great day and fun with the lock in.

Lynn said...

Your baskets are adorable! I'm impressed that you are planning to make 70 of them! That's a LOT of scallop punches you have there too...you've been busy!!!

Vicki (SCS basement stamper) said...

You've been one busy stamper! :) WOW! I really love these baskets with the peppermints! I'll have to try that sometime! TFS!! :)

scrapnnMO said...

wow those baskets are sooo cute! 70 baskets in all! I bow to you! Good luck in finishing them! :)

Maren said...

Adorable! I love them!

Andrea, said...

Hi I'm form S3BS, your blog is fab and I love these little baskets

Erin said...

Cute little baskets what a lot of work!!

Amy Sheffer said...

The boxes are way cute! I'm impressed you're going to make 70. That's a LOT!

Teresa said...

Love the boxes I made a bunch for my daughters baby shower. I have yet to get my hands on those scallop punches

Heidi said...

I love your little baskets-they are so adorable! Wow you are busy!! I think it is always so much fun to play the elf! *wink* I also have several projects I'm working on for teachers & helpers. This is such a busy time of year but I love it! I hope you have a great turn out for the lock in & can't wait to see the ornaments the kids make.

Smiles!
Heidi

Heather said...

I can't imagine punching that many circles. I concur that your punch may need to be retired :(

Denise ~ said...

These baskets are great! 70 sure is a lot to make! :)

kathy said...

Check out my blog for a sbs3 card swap not due until february