Monday, November 28, 2011

mini bonne maman




What if I told you I was compelled to buy fifteen jars of miniature Bonne Maman Strawberry Preserves?


Visions of all the fun I could have with the empty jars filled my head. And, the girls love the preserves.


Which reminded me of a project my oldest daughter, Maggie, did to celebrate 'Mole Day'. Now, I know what you're thinking...

Exactly what is 'Mole Day'? 


 'Mole Day' is celebrated by chemists world-wide on October 23, from 6:02 a.m. to 6:02 p.m., commemorating Avogadro's Number (6.02 x 10 ^23), which is a basic measuring unit of chemistry. 

For extra credit, Maggie was instructed by her teacher to sew an actual mole following a basic pattern that called for brown felt and thread. The catch was it had to play off the word 'mole'. Past examples have included a little mole wearing a Mexican sombrero and holding a little bowl of green 'guaca-'mole'.

Maggie carefully stitched up her own version, a little red gingham French mole. She presented him in a glass jar, labeled 'Bonne Mamole Moleberry Preserves'.


 Worth five invaluable points of extra credit.



25 comments:

LissyLou said...

The mini jars are so gorgeous aren't they - i bought one last week - i'd love a tray full of them!!!

My Vintage Mending said...

I am such a sucker for the tiny jars. I have a pork loin recipe for that calls for their blackberry jam. Divine! Well done on the mole...I do hope Miss Rosie is rosier these days....smiles...Renee

Ruby Jean said...

Bonne Maman sure did know what they were doing when they made a Red Gingham cute Jam Jar... They are a Magnet for People who LOVE all things CUTE!!! Now where do I find the little Mini ones... I have NEVER seen them.. So adorable and cute...

laurie -magpie ethel said...

My son Ben also had to make a mole in honor of mole day when he was a junior in high school. I absolutely loved watching him stitch it up (not much of a sewer) by hand. He was sooo proud of that creation. Many of the kids leave theirs in the classroom so the teacher had a whole collection of them displayed. Ben really wanted to bring his home as he was so proud of it. Sits in his room and makes me smile when I see it.

kayce hughes said...

How could you not! I love out big ones but will be on the hunt for some little ones here in TN. Such a perfect gift with a loaf of fresh bread.

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

that deserves 1 million extra credit points, it's so darn cute! i have never seen a mini bonne maman...just darling!!

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

How clever is she? Just adorable and I love the little jars, too.

Bee happy said...

This gingham mole is so cute! love these jars I use them to store tiny buttons and bits in them but I love this idea for them :)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Jennifer said...

So, so cute! I think it is worth more extra credit points.

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Extra credit for sure! So cute! I can't to see what you do with the jars! :)

Happy in red said...

BRILLIANT!! And I adore those jars too.
Esther.

Vintage Amethyst said...

Aaahhh how adorable!
Those mini jars are just too cute aren't they!
love
Alison
x

Kim K. said...

Brilliant! Your daughter did a lovely job. A smile is much needed and your blog never disappoints.

Elyse said...

SCrreEaAchhh!

that's me coming to a road-runner type of dusty, quick stop over seeing the mini bonne maman jars! i have never seen those. they are delightful in their tiny-ness! must. get. jars!

i am doing some bloggy catch up tonight. so happy i'm here just in time to wish you a happy belated mole day. (love the mole)

xo
elyse

Mary Jane's TEAROOM said...

Well done Maggie for doing such a wonderful job....and I love those cute little jars!
Hope you have a good 'rest of the week Molly'
Susan x

Betty Crafter said...

I too am a sucker for jars with gingham lids. And Maggie's twist on her project is simply perfect.

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

Oh my me! I've never seen those before!! I will be searching high and low for them now.
(I followed you over from Elyse's blog, and I am so glad I did! I am off to find a follow button!)

Anonymous said...

This MOLE loves this post!! =)
xoxo

Gloria said...

Oh, my goodness, that is so darling!! Creative daughter you got there. Apple doesn't fall far from the tree!! :)

I hope Rosie is feeling better. Saying a prayer for her to.

xoxo...Gloria

koralee said...

Adorable my friend...oh how I love those mini jars. Your daughters mole is delightful!!! She deserves and A+! Hugs.

heather at wordplayhouse® said...

Just enjoyed my visit here very much. Very much. -heather

Everlasting Blooms said...

I can't say that I have ever seen a miniature one of those before! Adorable...I love the matching mole so stinkin cute! :)

GardenofDaisies said...

That's the cutest little mole I've ever seen. :-) He and the strawberry preserve lids match your red checked tray perfectly!!

polkadotpeticoat said...

What a great Idea!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

How very darling. Cutest extra credit ever.