Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Nurse-y thank yous.

nurse thank yous.

Before Sofia went in to the hospital, we debated homemaking little gifts, or buying a little something.  In the end, we handed out little homemade goodies and gave a bigger something else too.  The care that Sofia received, and the support that was extended to me during the 5 days we were in the hospital following her knee surgeries was an experience I will never forget.

nurse thank yous.

I used the most adorable nurse image and THIS perfect sentiment to create our treat bags.

nurse thank yous.

I kept the tags pretty simple: mimi was colored, cut out and stuck onto a plain white tag, with that wonderful greeting tucked under her arm.

nurse thank yous.

Inside the treat bags?

nurse thank yous.

As one of the nurses put it: the biggest pills I will ever chew on! haha.  Yeah, maybe they would have been cuter in a smaller size (which, because I'm insane, I went back and re-made them just for us in tiny format.  I'll show you those tomorrow!)

It's obvious from looking at these that I'm no cookie decorator, but they were still yummy.  I'll work on my icing skills and knock your socks off by Christmas. of next year...

nurse thank yous.

In the meantime, my motto is: just add sprinkles.

♥.

21 comments:

  1. So creative and fabulous coloring!

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  2. What a sweet idea, your little gift bags are adorable and the cookies are great just the way they are. My motto is just keep pipping lol

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  3. These are wonderful! I just know they were a huge hit, so sweet of you to create them for the nurses/helpers!

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  4. Oh wow! These are so cute. They must have loved them :-) The tags, treat bag, and cookies look awesome.

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  5. super supe cute! <3 you are sooooo creative! what number of copic did you use?

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    1. yikes! so many copics, Patty! But for the skin, I used E00, E02 and R01. The red was a blend of R24 and R29, and then I used different blues for the dresses. I'm such an amateur colorer!

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    2. i like colors and I think that you use them very well! :)

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  6. These are adorable Elena and I'm sure the nurses appreciated your thoughtfulness. Hope your little one is doing well ;)

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  7. How thoughtful...I'm sure they were super appreciative of your kindess. The treats and little bags are adorable! It's patients and families like you that make our work soooo rewarding.

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    1. your comment made my day. thanks, Niki!

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  8. Oh, these are so fabulous, Elena! How thoughtful of you!
    I think the cookies look great! What kind of icing did you use? I love how red and blue they are! And the little white sprinkles are perfect!

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    1. thanks, Leigh! I used royal icing (there are tons of different recipes, but mine is from "montreal confections") and colored them with gel food colors. I was a bit nervous that the red would look pink, but it dried to a perfect red! I was so happy :)

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  9. What a lovely and thoughtful way to say thank you to the nurses and staff for their care! I love how you put so much love into your creations, and these darling treat bags are no exception...Nursing can sometimes be a thankless job, but patients and families like yours let us know we are appreciated!

    I'm keeping Sofia (and you) in my prayers for a speedy recovery! Thanks so much for sharing this post with us, Elena!

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    1. thank you, Barb! bless you for the work you do!

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  10. THANKS for this great idea, cookie backage... soooooo LOVELY, CUTE and PERSONALLY... I am marvel... you was very busy...Hugs Ute

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  11. So cute, adorable nursey images - with such fabulous colouring.
    The nurses will be delighted :)

    Sending "get well" wishes to brave Sofia!

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  12. These are very cute, perfect colouring! I'm sure they were very much appreciated by the staff that took care of your precious girl.

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