Aug 7, 2008

Baking turtles for a good cause

Today was a different kind of day. This morning a tree crew arrived to cut down 6 pine trees in our yard and our next door neighbor's yard. The crew went to work fast and chips were soon flying. When we all got over the shock of hearing (and feeling) the first tree crash to the ground, we went on with our day as usual.
Today we decided to work on a project we've been planning for a while. My neighbor volunteers for a local Florida park and spends a lot of time organizing and running the gift shop at the park. All funds go back into the park to provide better services for guests and add things that the park needs like pavilions and picnic areas.
Since Sea Turtles are a big deal in this neck of the woods, a lot of what the gift shop sells is turtle related. We thought we'd use our skills at polymer crafts to create some neat little sea turtle magnets that the park can sell! The volunteer project took the better part of the day but we were quite happy to sit and work while we listened to the trees fall all around us. The tree crew asked us what we were doing on the patio and we told them we were making sea turtles. "Sea Turtle cookies?" one guy asked. When we said no you could see the disappointment on their faces... better luck next time.
They may not be cookies but we think they turned out pretty good. Lets see if park visitors like them enough to buy them and take them home!


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elphabainwicked said...

What a great idea!!! How can I buy one.... :-). I am all for these kind of things.

I think it is great that you two did this...

And of course, here comes the question...did you flatten any? Kind of like a sea turtle run over by a boat!?!?! lol

Oh and eight more days...

ZENABU said...

Those turtles are too precious. Sending your lots of positive sales wishes all the way from South Africa. Its lovely being able to help others in need. Well done you two!

Squirrel said...

hehe...they do look like cookies! Too cute!

Elena said...

Thanks for the comment!
Those sea turtles look so cute!

S T E P P I E said...

Thanks for leaving such a nice comment about my painting! :)

Those turtle cookies are ADORABLE!

Dasha said...

aww the turtles are so adorable. Great blog!

P.S. the trip to Florida wasn't as bad as coming home haha.

Ann said...

Those are extremely cute. Maybe the workers can get the cookies on another day?

tracey said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a nice comment. I love your sea turtles too. They are too cute!

Lucky12324 said...

Those turtles are so cute! I think it's really cool how you made them for a good cause :-)

Kim said...

they certainly look good enough to eat....:)
they'll look good on the fridge too...
thanks for linking to me and good luck in the draw tomorrow :)

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