Posts tagged ‘badges’

August 12, 2011

Cakes and more cakes

These are some of the six dozen fairy cakes I’ve made today and managed to prevent The Family eating.

And here are some badges I’ve been making this week.

We are having a extravaganza thingy on Saturday in the Market Square along with other members of the Chamber of Commerce who provide services rather than selling stuff so we had to thin k of things to tempt people.

We have the cakes, fifty or so badges, a couple of hundred bio-degradable cornstarch pens (with instructions not to suck them too much!) blurb about what we do and fifty coloured envelopes holding a variety of cards. The girls filled the envelopes so we have no idea what card is in which colour but ten of the envelopes have a golden ticket in them entitling whoever gives us the card back, to ask us to sell their house – and not pay us a penny. We are mad.

Don’t the envelopes look gorgeous all stacked like this? Sometimes I am grateful that Mr G has a stationery fetish.

The stockbrokers who are in the offices below our 2nd floor office are having a ‘Guess the Weight of the Dog’ competition with the prize being a very large tin of chocolates. The boss has a labrador who comes to work with her every day and who everyone loves until she farts!

The solicitors weren’t planning on giving anything away until Mr G mentioned my cake baking skills. Apparently they are busy mixing a home made lemonade brew as I type!

It will be interesting to see what the other members have thought of to encourage people to do business with them instead of always heading for the big smoke. Our town is about to undergo a massive change and no on really knows how it will pan out in the future. Half the townsfolk talk the place down and the other half keep shopping locally and look on the bright side. I am one of the latter but I must confess that my horizons have shrunk considerably since we moved here ten years ago. I can go for weeks without leaving yokeldom and at least a week without needing to get in my car at all.

Today I did get in my car to buy a tray of eggs from a farm 4 miles away but buying a tray of eggs for a fiver was a no-brainer considering the number I have cracked into a bowl this afternoon.

Now we are hoping for a dry but not too hot day, with nothing more than a light breeze to threaten the gazebo. A bit of English summer will be just fine!

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December 23, 2009

I’ve got a new addiction

Look what I made!

Eldest boy has made about 50 badges today. He came home from work all fired up and started cutting circles out of all sorts of paper. I remembered I had some Betty Boop fabric which I haven’t been able to find a use for yet. I cut her head out and what would you know, you can make badges with fabric too. I see more of these in my future……

December 22, 2009

Brrrr it’s cold outside! Lets make badges

We had snow yesterday – not as much as in other places but enough to have the kids squealing with delight.

The birds here are getting a bit chilly too and foraging for food where they can. This is our berberis hedge or what is left of it in winter once the sawflies have had two pops at it. Can you see the birds?

My eldest has had an idea about making badges to sell for a while now and finally put his money where his mouth is on ebay last week to order some badge making equipment. It arrived this morning and after a call to the supplier to work out what we were doing wrong he soon had his siblings drawing circles on paper to cut and make badges from.

Yet another job which can only be done between food on the kitchen table

A special one from big sister to small sister

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