Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Pencil Bouquet

I made this for a guy I work with who's retiring. He just LOVES his Ticonderoga pencils. He refuses to use anything else. So, I thought it would be funny (and useful!) to give him a big ol' cupful of them. There's 104 there. He's still going to be doing some pricing and sketches for us from NY, so he'll get plenty of use from them. He said he'll leave some to his kids and grandkids in his will. He got a real kick out of it. To make the 'plant stake' for the card, I just unfolded half of a large paper clip and stuck the end into one of the erasers, then clipped the card on. This would make a cute teacher gift, too- for those that have kids!

Another cool thing: Chad bought me an iPod on Saturday! I've been tooling around with the idea of just getting the 512MB shuffle (the cheapest one they make) so I could have some music at the gym. He got me the 60GB iPod video! Way cool. I have about 1/4 of all our CD's uploaded on it, and only have 2GB filled. And we have ALOT of CD's. Chad has every Jimmy Buffett CD ever released. Dude has released a CD (or two) almost every year since the early 70's. Such fun concerts...but that's off topic.

I have been so lax in my blogging lately! Work is super-nuts this week. I go on vacation next week (we're going down to Key West for a few days!) so that means getting LOTS of last minute stuff done. I've also been working away at home getting all the Mother's Day stuff done. My mom's is done...but I don't want to post it here, cause I don't want her to see it. I will say that it was inspired my Heidi Swapp's mother's day project, since my mom doesn't know who Heidi Swapp is (and DON'T YOU DARE google it, either, Momma! You have to wait. Neener, neener.)

I know my mom is sitting there thinking, "You little snot rag." Hehee.


Adrienne said...

What a cute idea!!

melissa said...

love your gift, so creative and cute! :)

congrats on your new ipod! I have a pink mini ipod thats always with me. love love love it

Vee said...

i love the gift.
so creative
I got an ipod nano last week too
love it so much
have fun on your vacation
Vee :)

Jessica said...

That gift is so adorable.

I don't know how I got along without my ipod. The videos are awesome!!

maria said...

Awesome idea!!!