Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Ginger People - just how cute are these folks

As some of you know, we are partners in a Ginger processing factory in Caboolture..........no, not Buderim Ginger, we are smaller and have a completely different process, retaining more active properties.

The logo on a lot of products features this cute little guy, in all his different guises, here he is on the ginger chews,

and here, dancing around the crystalised section,

Our American partners do a lot of trade show promotions, and this year for the Natural Products Expo West in Annaheim,  Abbie came up with the idea of using face painting, based on these little guys for the promotion, and WOW!, how fantastic did this turn out to be........

Here is a pic of Christie, the Master of Ceromonies for Ginger Town for the day - doesn't she just fit the bill??

...........for some unashamedly home town boasting go to this YouTube video
or just click on the Vid below, but be warned, as this is the first vid I have ever embedded there is a little flaw, (isn't there always???) the Video plays 'widescreen' but my post only allows standard screen, so you loose a bit off the side.........ah rats.........another learning curve...........off I go to google the solution..........Enjoy the video.

Another Flimsey.......

........oh dear, another one for the pile, this one needs borders and then quilting, but am not sure what design to quilt on this pink and green ummm thing.........well, its not a monstrsity but its not cute either.  It's had a rather - if you will forgive the pun - checkered start. 

The poor thing started life as a collection of 9-patches from a green and pink 9-Patch block swap, and I guess I must have been feeling a bit soft, probably soft in the head, I sashed the blocks in pale pink, which just looked wishy washy, so another round of sashing was added, half the blocks in stronger pinks and half in greens, with two slightly different checked fabrics forming H.S.T cornerstones. 
I just couldn't leave this poor thing alone, talk about prolong the agony.

The result was a bit like looking down a bunch of square holes, the bright idea occured, why not give the disappearing 9-Patch idea a whirl?!, and here we are, you will just have to take my word for it, this looks better that it did, but is it worth the cost and time of finishing it.  Probably not, but it is the first thing on the YOU WILL FINISH THESE before you start another project list, see the quandry? will I break my promise to myself - a promise I might add that is not even a week old, or will I see sense and just turn it into dusters?!! .........time will tell.