Tuesday, June 5, 2012


Blogger, oh Blogger - why did you have to make those changes? I have struggled for weeks now with the new format, unable to create any new posts  ..... tonight Hubby came to the rescue. Gosh, that man is my hero:-)
Well, the school year has come and gone - this year was particularly emotional for me, as this chapter of our lives that was Elementary School is now over, and I'm officially the mom of two Middle Schoolers .... YIKES !!!!
The end of any school year brings about the need for Teacher gifts. This year, being our last, meant that I needed to come up with more gifts that usual ..., the school nurse and office staff have seen our family through 8 years of Elementary.
So, for the Office Staff and Specials (Music, PE, Library) teachers, I made these cute little Gift Card box cards. They're a little fiddly to make, but are so worth the time.
Next up, was the teachers who had taught Boy Child during his time at Elementary. For these sweet ladies, I found a paper pack at Target, that had 565 paper flower pieces in it. It allowed me to group different paper pieces, and create a lovely big paper flower. To these I attached some florist wire and leaves, and finished each flower off by attaching a Starbucks Gift Card.

My mom has been visiting us from South Africa for the past 21/2 weeks. It has been a treat having her here. Sadly she leaves us on Saturday to go home. She brought myself and Girl Child a wonderful scarf each, that she had knitted. I'd never seen anything like it. A visit to Hobby Lobby and a quick lesson from mom (and her help too, in getting 7 scarfs knitted in under a week !!!), meant my teacher gifts were done.
Aren't they just so super cute !!! They're light enough to be worn from Fall through to Spring, but still do a great job of keeping you warm, when it's cold outside. They are so much fun to knit up too ..... did I mention quick ....
This is what they look like while they're being knitted. The next decision to be made - How to wrap them? To me this is one of the most important part of gift giving. I decided to make and decorate matching boxes ..... again using a handy dandy paper crafting tool, that mom had asked me to order for her ...

So now the long lazy days of summer are ahead of us .... I plan on tackling a few big projects, as well as some smaller ones. The biggest project of all though, will be the revamping of my craft space .... curtains, shelves, and just generally my hope is to create a far more organized space.
I'm so glad to be back in Blogland - I've missed it!!!
Until next time, enjoy your summer, and thank you so much for stopping by:-)


  1. oh your creations are so lovely! I get pooped out by the time gift wrapping comes around...must get better about that!
    I love your scarves too, lovely!

  2. The scarves are fabulous! You always create such wonderful gifts for your children's teachers, I'm sure they greatly appreciate it!