Sunday, 5 December 2010

Treats for Teacher ....

There I am sitting nice and quietly with the latest knitting and The Holiday DVD playing (just love that film) when the phone rings .... It's my daughter .... 'Mum, do you think you could ....'
What the could was - wait for it - was to make pressies for The Gorgeous One's (aka Finley William) and The Beautiful One's (aka Charlotte Kaylet) teachers at the Nursery they go to, twice a week.  Not a problem you would think - but when I asked how many there were - 'Oh only twelve' says her ....
So having been snowed in for a couple of days (I'm such a girl about driving in snow and ice) I set to and started this project for her ....
I managed to acquire some of those proper cellophane sweet bags, thanks to Sharon round the corner at work, which are ideal.  At the time of writing this, I've five more to go ....
The bags for the older teachers have L'Occitane soaps in them (Verbena or Lavender or Clemantine) and the younger ones have two sticks of Hot Chocolate mix and mini Marshamallows (there was going to be a couple of pieces of fudge and a couple of coconut mushrooms in them as well - but it seemed a bit daft to have one piece of each in them - so the fudge was munched on last night and the coconut mushrooms are for another time - lol)
All the bag headers and the little gift tags on each one were made using Just Rite Stamp sets Groovy Snowman (so cute) and Christmas Joy; coloured in with Promarkers and a clear glitter gel pen and mounted up using Nesties dies.
Here's something else I've been working on ....
Not really sure what it's technical name is - so I'll call it Advent Doors.  I saw a decorated one at The Craft Barn, which was absolutely stunning, and thought 'Got to have me one of those'.  Unfortunately, they didn't  have one in stock, so a trawl round the tinternet later and hey presto - next day delivery.  It's quite big - about sixteen inches high and wide  and about two inches deep and when it's finished, I think it' will make quite an impressive piece.  (Shame about the photo - the unit is upside down 'cos the door handles are on the left - lol).
This is far as I've got (right way round this time - lol) ....
The dangly white piece of paper you can see is a make shift template for papers to cut and glue to each door. 
As you can see - still very much a work in progress and not in a million, is it for this year - we're on the 5th already. So very much for next year (or the year after, or the year after that - lol).
Right off to make Mum's Christmas card and one or two others - how I don't know 'cos I just can't seem to get into it - but hey ho - maybe the coconut mushrooms will help - lol .....

2 comments:

Gail said...

Lucky teachers! Love L'Occitane. The advent calendar looks fun. I tried to make one on a scrapbook LO a couple of years ago but found it hard to cut out all the windows with a craft knife.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Glad to see and read that you are OK, I had asked Sue if she had heard from you and if you were OK with all this 'white stuff'
Its a bit scary isn't it.

Anita