Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A Day for Women

International Women’s Day was this week, and it’s a pretty big holiday here.

I wanted to make some little gifts for our neighbors.  But it’s always tricky with the whole reciprocation thing.  I didn’t want it to be too much but just something that made them feel loved.  So I broke out my sewing machine the weekend before and busted out 16 of these bags, they were perfect.  
Inside the bags I added little notebooks I whipped up using scrapbook & computer paper, added a pen to each one, and then gave them an assortment of muffins.  Nothing overly huge but just wanted them to know I was thinking of them.

I knew I needed a lot of muffins when I planned to do this but didn’t quite figure in how long that would take me in the kitchen.  4 hours later I had over 100 lemon poppy seed, chocolate zucchini, banana and apple cinnamon muffins.  I took advantage of Micah’s nap, but was still baking after he woke up, so I opened the balcony and he was thrilled to get to play in a usually off limit zone.

*A big thank you to some fabulous ladies who sent me the fabric, you know who you are.  I’ve been saving some of this for the perfect project and I finally found it. It’s always so nice to have a stash to work with.  I really don’t like shopping for fabric here because I usually can’t find what I’m looking for, or if I do find something I like it’s over $15 a meter.  Thank you for helping me bless our neighbors.*

1 comment:

kellie j. said...

As soon as I saw the pic of the fabrics I thought-where did she get all the cute fabric?! :) so glad someone is supplying you! i have found cute stuff here, thankfully, but it's rarely 100% cotton-mostly polyester (and boy, have i found some of the tackiest fabric of my life here too!:). makes me wish for the fabric market in d-town often! :) can you give me a tutorial on the bags? Your idea was so great I thought I might give out some mother's day gifts (our mother's day here is earlier than in the U.S. so I need to do something like yesterday). And your meal planning is amazing. . . i aspire to this greatness!