Sunday, January 14, 2018

A somewhat flamingo-y post :)

Merry belated Christmas, Happy belated New Years, and HELLO!   I hope the holidays were good to you, and that you made it through them without going crazy :)  I was rather sickly during the month but managed to get most of my Christmas sewing done ... note to self ... don't leave sewing with December due dates, until December.  **** happens, and it's not fun to be doing Must Do sewing on Christmas Eve, haha.  Maybe I'll be better prepared in '18 - one can always hope!

Here are a few finishes from December that I don't think I've posted. At least - they've been sitting in a draft post for a while, so I assume I haven't posted them!

3 shark kids wallets - tutorial here :)  I love this shark print from Joanns - I like having it in stash all the time because it's suchg a cute design for kids :D  It would be 1000% even more awesome if it came in PINK!

Beanbags for a little girl who will be 2 in a few months - I'm thinking of doing number beanbags for her 2nd birthday, with the same pink cloud fabric so the sets match :)  I hope she liked them - I haven't heard from the parents.

Superhero pillowcase for the brother of the little girl who got the beanbags. I hope he liked it - it would have been nice to hear *sigh*.  (I know I'm not the only one that that happens to!)

I have more things downstairs that haven't been photographed, but I think they're all donation items.  Apparently my goal of being more organized in 2018 hasn't yet taken effect, haha.

My sister gave me the funniest gift for Christmas - a box of 100 flamingo mailer envelopes from Amazon - she absolutely nailed my sense of humour :D    I told her that I was going to use them for anything I would be giving to anyone and that when I use them all up I'll be asking her for another box - HA!  I sent her these pictures earlier this afternoon - the husband of a friend of mine recently had a car accident during an ice storm (he was fine) - I thought that some flamingos and treats might make him smile :D

What have we here?  A mailer, a card and cookies? 
I cut a car sticker in half to decorate the card :)

I think this will fit in the envelope ...

The cookies and card DID fit!  I delivered them to him in person, but left before he could open them - I hope he isn't offended by my weird sense of humour :D  I told my sister that this was my first use of the mailers for Flamingo Hilarity - my oldest son's birthday is coming up and I think he probably needs his card presented to him in a flamingo!  :)
And now I'm off to get supper ready --- I'm doing to do Chicken Tortilla Soup in the Instant Pot, and hubby is going to bbq some steaks.  I was supposed to do roasted potatoes to go with --- I better get those in the oven pronto, LOL!  


  1. I'm glad I don't really have many kiddos to send gifts to, I like to give them in person, plus I see that many people don't always hear from them... this happens to my SIL with the great-nephews, so I think she gave up on sending gifts and just sends cards with money maybe.

    The soup sounds delicious and I've already printed the recipe so that I can give it a try! I think the flamingo bags are great, too! Who wouldn't be happy to get something in one of those?

  2. Ha love the flamingo envelopes. Do you have any flamingo fabric? Now that would really go together! Cute projects. I think the shark with the blue is great for boys. I doubt if the boys would like it with pink or the that girls would like it either pink or not.

  3. It does annoy when a recipient can't be bothered to even let you know that a gift has arrived! I don't even mind if they can't bring themselves to lie about liking something but it would be helpful to know if something sent through the post had actually arrived. (Rant over!!)
    Think you need to suggest a pink option to Joann's fabric buyers Sandra :)

  4. That's terrible that they didn't even thank you. I hope the kids liked them anyway, can't imagine why they wouldn't! Love the gift from your sister, and what you did for Tony. The car sticker cut in half was inspired! You always crack me up girl!


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