Wednesday, 13 February 2013

I must be mad .....

I'm on the Primary School PTA (Parent Teacher Association) again this year and our next event at the end of March is a Ladies Pamper Night (my suggestion!). We have some lovely shopping stalls booked like the Body Shop, soap & candles, handbags etc, plus mini pamper treatments throughout the night, wine and nibbles, plus (fingers crossed) a mini fashion show.

My next bright idea was to provide a small free goody bag, but when I was asked what would go in it, I really excelled myself and dropped myself in the deep end yet again. When will I learn to keep my mouth shut. (I'm only joking really, I've been having fun, as you will see!)

Well, I said, we could have an individually wrapped chocolate heart or two, I have 50 bottles of mini hand lotion (the kind you get in hotels), plus we could give them a lovely crocheted flower corsage. Then we could put in any discount leaflets or business cards the stallholders could provide and there may be some other little things we can think of to go in. But who will make a crocheted corsage?.........

I'm half way there, here are the first 30.

I've used every ball of yarn I have and altered the buttons to try and make them all unique. I'm sure the Mums don't want to see someone else in the playground with a matching corsage. Unfortunately I can see that I do tend to go for one particular colour palette!!

My favourite button is this little sheepy one.

This very fluffy yarn with the gold metallic thread was a real *@$* to crochet with and I won't be using it again. It's hard to see in the photo, but it's quite sparkly in real life.

My favourite one so far though is this blue one, I don't know why as it's usually the lilacs I prefer.

Someone suggested putting a price on the goody bag, e.g. "a free goody bag worth $20" kind of thing, but I'm wondering what all you lovely peeps, think these would be worth?

Can you see a favourite? Any ideas what else could go in the bag?

Actually, the fact that I'm on the PTA and back crafting probably means I'm not as mad as I was a year ago. I certainly couldn't have faced it then.

Still stepping out in faith and sending you blessings.

Lots of Love Arwedd xx


  1. Is that 4ply or dk yarn? do you want any more wool? email me your address if you do!

    These are really lovely and I would be thrilled to receive such a lovely goody bag!

    blessings x

    1. Thanks Angela.

      Actually it's a mixture, some 4 ply, mostly DK and some Aran. Yes I would love some more wool, they actually don't take a lot of wool, so any odd ends gratefully received. Will email you.

      Arwedd xx

  2. Text me and I'll help! xx

  3. I'd be thrilled to receive such a goody bag. There are going to be a lot of happy ladies at the event!
    Jane x

  4. I love the sheep one too and am quite taken with the pink one next to it. I'd love to receive a goody bag like your. Keep up the good work x

  5. They are all absolutely lovely and I am sure your ladies are going to really appreciate them. I tell you I'd love to receive a goody bag like that! I've really no idea though how to put a price on it.

    keep well and have fun

    Amanda :-)

  6. They are all so beautiful and I cannot decide which one is my favourite. I would be thrilled to receive one of those in a goody bag. I'm not sure about a price either, but perhaps a flyer or card could be included stating that the bags were made & put together by the PTA. I think that they sound like they have enough in them already especially if you can get your stall holders to contribute discount vouchers or even a flyer/pamphlet about their business. They may also have some samples they could provide.

    The last couple of goody bags I have received have been exactly what you are doing - no lovely brooch though - but things like 5% discount vouchers, pamphlets, face cream sample sachets, perfume samples, shampoo samples, a paint shop fills test pots with jelly beans or M&M's, parsley seeds, oh it's all coming back to me now.........

    There is usually a competition guess the amount of jelly beans in the jar, so you need to include a pen. Sometimes a lucky number/s for a bigger prize from one/some of your stalls, say a body shop gift basket - doesn't need to be huge.

    Or you could sell raffle tickets and have lots of prizes donated (huge job to round them up), draw the numbers over 1,2 or 3 sessions over the course of the evening and the winners get to choose which prize they would like from the table. Just don't make it 50 like I went to once, far too many & the crowd looses interest. 10 - 15 would be heaps.

    I'm on a roll now! So I'll stop coz I feel like I can never make a short comment!!

    Glad you are well and busy. Sx

  7. I was +just+ thinking about you and wondering how you were. I wish I could come because I'd be DYING to get the sheep flower. I love those colours xx what a wonderful idea. Send me your address and I will send you a ball of wool x

  8. The corsages are gorgeous! I love the colours... the blue ones and pink ones are my favourites. Glad you are feeling more positive :) xx

  9. Come back to blogging, I miss your daily updates x x x