Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Move over Bank of England

Recently I got carried away late at night and purchased a mailorder kit from Angry Chicken. When it came a few weeks back I was intrigued by the reference to spending the funny money that one could collect with each mailorder purchase. I'm a bit of a sucker for collecting tokens. They used to print them on Huggies nappies (little hippos) and I cut them all out and saved them, but I never did find out what they were for.

I think it was the phrase 'funny money' that really tickled me. So, it's Summer Fete time at Marks school, and the PTA have planned a list of stalls and activities as long as your arm, but there's the question of prizes. And it came to me, like a Bloglines entry, 'Funny Money'! So last night I designed, cut, pasted and laminated a whole wad and hopefully some happy kiddies will get to spend it at the fete. Thanks for the idea Amy.

10 comments:

gina said...

Cute idea!

Pea said...

Our summer fete is on Saturday, I wonder if I could get something rustled up by then? It's a fab idea, I'm definatly stealing it, if not this year then next.

Angela said...

Check you out! Great idea and they are really cute.

Ali said...

Pea, if you want the template, e-mail me your e-mail (can't find one on your blog).

lera said...

those are adorable!!!!!!

what a cute idea. can you post a template?

lera said...

oops! I wanted to say that it would be a good "rewards" system for children, too!

capello said...

I love your funny money!

Kristy said...

Love the funny money!You missed out on the Huggies tokens we got some really lovely toys with ours!

Monica (herefordshire) said...

Hi Ali, the fish fabric is great, isn't it? I've got three boys and I have to admit that in terms of fabric choices it would be much easier to have girls... so many more to choose from!! I love your calendar, and the funny money ideas is super too. If I may I'll suggest it at out next school fete. Super. I know what you mean about the summer holiday... I'm sewing furiously not because I know I'll have to have a forced break for about two months soon!

take care,

Monica

weirdbunny said...

I used to collect tokens off ribena cartons, of course I never new what they were for.