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Thursday, October 25, 2012

How Others Package

Sometimes gifts are so beautifully packaged that they make the actual gift so much more special. I still have the packaging from a little jewelry shop on the Ponte Vecchio in Florence. My husband bought me a necklace 20 years ago and I've saved the box plus the ribbon and sticker it came with, which I had carefully put back together.

Wearing the necklace the other day made me wonder  how fellow CCCOE teammates gift wrap or present their handmade goodies.

Here are some I found. I hope they inspire you to think or rethink your presentation!

From LisamariesPiece

From iCharming

From SoPrettySoVain

From thepinkcamellia

From sliceofdelight

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Posted by Millie

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

A Little Green

For October, I thought I'd see what green items our team has made...  

Green? What, you were expecting orange?  

(I just finished the cutest--if I do say so myself--green patchwork purse. I have green on my mind.)  

I love knits. And crochet. So, of course, the yarny items stood out. Felt is such a perfect fabric for coasters (I wonder that I didn't think of this.)  

Felted Coasters by Stitchy Impressions

This scarf is such a stunning dark green.

Lily of the Valley by Knit Purl Squirrel

I've never been able to get a brim to work on a hat. I'll have to ask how she did it.

Newsboy by Betty Atkins

Here's a paler green on a sewn purse. Great shape.

Mint Green Reversible Purse by A Stone's Throw

I can't seem to do a post without a pair of earrings. I wonder why that is.

Bali Style Drop Earrings by Jeanine Designs

Very cheery. And there's just something about a purple/green combo that I love.

Upcycled Glass Stash Jar by Crazie Happy

And if you have a mezuzah affixed to your doorway, what better cover for it than one in green.

Mezuzah Cover by ClayMystique

This post contributed by Liz at Zizi Rho Designs who cannot do a post with a color theme in a color that makes sense for that month. It's a thing.

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