The Cheerios windup was last night:
If you were suspecting that Saucy was cooking up seventeen custom charm bracelets to present to the Cheerios and Mustang Sally, the assistant coach, then you were right. That is precisely what has been keeping Saucy tied to her work desk this week.
She'd had the plan in the works since around January, actually... when she spotted vintage bottle caps in team colours with the word "Teem" on them. Close enough.
Each bracelet customized with a photo charm containing Saucy's favourite snap of each Cheerio over the last five months. She had a lot of sorting to do. Here, Blondie, Roxy and Beegie peek out from behind diamond glaze.
Just like Sue Sylvester herself, Saucy has a captain named Quinn who she also likes to call "Q"... here with Speed Racer and J-Wow.
Why all those little keys? The cheer portion of their competition routine was called "The Key."
Casey dangling from her bracelet to show you some of the details including shrink arts of the team shoe... they dangle together as a pair. If you remember when the Cheerios stuffed Bo the team mascot at Build-a-Bear Workshop, he's in there too.
The real Bo was presented at windup to our Koala Captain exchange Cheerio from down under to take home with her to Australia to remember us by. Tears were shed all round the table.
Snookie and Bree! Initials, cheerleader and megaphone charms... and green and gold Swarovski crystals too. Hearts, too. Lots of gold hearts.
And Loopy, of course. Her bracelet had a "daughter" charm on it also. There were plenty of cupcake charms to remember the cupcake sale and infamous decorating session - they did it all by themselves, Saucy only gave them pointers. They're now pros with the piping bags, as well as the megaphones.
That is quite a bundle of charm bracelets to behold... and what a fine windup it was. Professional team photos were taken then everyone walked from the studio to a nearby Italian restaurant for carbs, speeches and some good, old fashioned crying.
Thank you, Dear Reader, for indulging in these posts about the Cheerios over the past five months. It was a major part of Saucy's life and now that the cheer withdrawal period is over, this blog will return to its regularly scheduled postings about baking, crafting, life, cupcakes and lurrve.