Less than three weeks away to the annual Alzheimer's Idaho golf tournament - their biggest fund raiser of the year. They have a silent auction and I made an Italian basket last year and it did well so decided to not mess with success.
Made a simple tag and contents list in Corel Draw. Since most of these items have some heft a really sturdy basket is necessary. I just started picking up items that looked interesting to me as I was out shopping the last few weeks. I found a really cute pasta bowl on sale and I love Biba Caggiano's recipes so I ordered her Taste of Italy cookbook. Putting the basket together was a snap - lined the basket with some excelsior that I had on hand then started filling the basket using the excelsior in between items to keep them from knocking against each other. Then tied up securely with wide cellophane (I always have on hand) and then using the colors of the Italian flag tied the red and green ribbons and the tag and the contents tag.
Nice Italian font....easy to read.
Ready for delivery.
For anyone local who is interested here is the golfer's registration. If you are not local I encourage you to check out their website as they often have articles that are very good information for everyone. The registration is also on their website. Here is the link: http://www.alzid.org/
Alzheimer's Idaho, Link
Basket, Home Goods
Biba Caggiano's Taste of Italy,Biba's Taste of Italy: Recipes from the Homes, Trattorie and Restaurants of Emilia-Romagna
Cellophane, Craft stores and online
Grosgrain ribbon, Craft stores, online and Ebay sellers
Font on the tag, BodoniFLF (free online, Google Italian fonts)
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