Sunday, June 1, 2008

Pay It Forward

I won the Pay It Forward contest over at Indigo Girl, and even though I am totally swimming in dance recital prop-making, end or year school gifts, birthday "stuff", soccer games, field trips, etc. etc. etc., I decided I'd better step by and do my Pay It Forward contest soon or I would forget about it and then I'd feel really crappy.

Ok- so here goes.... leave a comment on this post by 11:59 pm EST Saturday June 7th and you are automatically entered to win a package of stuff from me! I will probably make a little tote and fill it goodies.... essentially a grown up version of the Busy Bags I make. Then I will use a random number generator to choose the winner. I'll then contact you letting you know that you won. You will email me your address so I can send you your goodies. Then, you have to have your own contest on your blog. "But what if I don't have a blog?" Well, I will copy Indigo Girl and randomly choose someone else from my comments and then you can mail them a package and then they can have a contest on their blog. Got it?? Pretty easy.

I know I have bemoaned about how busy this time of year is, but it is seriously kicking my butt! Last week and this week coming up are crunch time at the dance studio where my kids dance. They have rehearsal every night except Tuesday for their dance recital which is on Friday and Saturday. I have unofficially been crowned prop "finder/maker" and have spent the last week making big fake cupcakes, peppermints, candy canes, gingerbread men, lollipops and a giant wedding cake from bakers clay, cardboard, foam core and paint. I really wish I could post some pictures of what I have been working on but my camera broke (WAH!) on Thursday. Unbelievably bad timing. My husband made a ship for the recital that will carry two little sailors and the baker off to the land of sweets. Did I tell you that where my kids dance they don't do a normal recital? It is always a story ballet, which is so much more entertaining than just a regular recital. This year the story is about a French baker who has lost his touch. The baker fairy takes him on the Good Ship Lollipop to the land of sweets where he gets inspiration for news yummy creations. Then he goes back to France and makes all of his goodies. The dances are the goodies... skittles, lollipops, blueberry muffins, raspberry sorbets, cherry cordials, hot chocolate, bonbons, etc. My daughter is in four dances- she's a skittle(tap), a demanding kid (I Want Candy! jazz) a cherry truffle (ballet) and a Tootsie Roll (hip hop). She is also in the wedding cake scene, although she doesn't dance (she's the bride) and in the opening act reading part of the narrative. My son is a Good n' Plenty (ballet), a gumdrop (tap) and a lollipop (jazz). He gets lots of little extra parts in each dance because he is one of only 4 boys out of about 180 dancers.

On top of all the dancing going on around here, we also are swinging into soccer mode.... with 3 kids on 3 different teams that means that someone plays and/or practices every night.

Chickens are doing good.... still alive! Stop over at my family blog to see the exciting thing Alex and I did this past week (when my camera was still working- thank God!!)

None of this is all that crafty, is it?? Someday soon......

10 comments:

Linda said...

Am I allowed to enter your contest? I would love to do another one!

Irma said...

Indigo Girl is awesome for encouraging these types of contests. Your crafty stuff looks lovely (LOVE the Feed Me / Burp Me set). Am off to look at your family blog.

Safire said...

I love your crafty stuff! You do a very good job. I'm amazed at your good sewing skills.

Holly said...

Love your crafty creations. Makes me think that the sewing machine may be a good place to park myself after having knee surgery in July.

Good luck completing your To Do list, you are way crazier than I!

Melissa said...

I'm impressed by your craftiness! I am just learning to knit and can't imagine ever being as talented as you are. Nice work!

I can also totally empathize with your crazy to do list!

Teachermom said...

I'm glad Indigo Girl mentioned your site...your bags are really great! I"m going to have to bookmark you now... :)

Denise said...

I am new to your site and you inspire me so much!! I am gagging to get out my sewing machine and make some things (now just have to settle on WHAT)....

S said...

Ohhh I would love to get one of your totes! Soo cool! I have another crafty friend (My Crafty Life in my blogroll) and I am glad everyone else in the world is more crafty than I am. I am hoping to learn to sew this year, well better than I did at my other projects!

Jenn (dish) said...

Hi! Here from Indigo Girl--I was late in commenting on her site when she did the pay it forward, but I love the concept. And I love your craftiness! I'm a fellow crafter, so I'll have to follow your blog!

Amber said...

I have to get in on the contest fun!

I am already scheming about what to make for a give away on my blog if my number came up...