Monday, October 22, 2012

October gifts

You know how sometimes you just need a little something to take to the office...or a hostess gift?  We've had a few occasions in our office the past few weeks that merited a small gift.  The first was a collegue who was moving to another town while her husband goes back to law school.  With autumn upon us...I thought a cheery farewell basket would be fun....

....especially with such a cute scarecrow....I love scarecrows!

This little garden in a basket was very economical ...two mums, panseys, a couple of gourds and a tiny pumpkin with a bit of "moss".  The fall ribbon I already had and the basket was on sale. 

 Then came boss's day when I found this Virginia Tech pan at Cracker Barrel... perfect!  It was easy to whip up a batch of symphony brownies and wrap it all up and tie it together with the school colors and a few autumn leaves. 

 Then the very next day another one of our collegues was leaving for a once again, I "planted" a going away garden in this cute pumpkin basket.

And another cute scarecrow woman stands guard over the flowers and pumpkins.  I think she's too sweet to really scare anything though.  What do you think?

  I guess I'll need to restock my fall ribbon.....this was the last of that batch. 

Hope you're enjoying October in your corner of the pumpkin patch!

See ya!


  1. Cute gifts! I know everyone loved them and so thoughtful of you.
    Have a good week.

  2. All wonderful ideas! I have become kind of lax in this area lately. I didn't realize it until I read your post. I think this might be a little divine appointment for me to do something about that, too.

    We have a new youth pastor who just arrived at our church. A welcome basket is a great idea.

  3. This is a great idea, as I'm the bakers gift kind and I love it if I can just fix a pretty small basket like this. Great farewell gift! Thanks for the inspiration, so cute too. Thanks for your sweet b'day wishes Martha. Big hugs,

  4. What kind and thoughtful gifts. They all are just darling. I know your friends loved them.
    xo bj

  5. Awesome. You are so talented. I wish I lived close enough to you to be part of this group.

  6. Such lovely and thoughtful gifts. Looks like you have a kind heart and a talent for making sweet gifts!