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Monday, June 23, 2008

Beauty on the Blog Countdown: Day 1 of 3

Hello everyone! Summer is in full swing here with bright blue skies, blooming red roses, and fun family activities. Here's a quick peek at one of the flower brooches I made for end of year teacher gifts. I made another one, a beautiful cream and silver one, but forgot to photograph it in all the chaos - I seem to have a knack for always forgetting to do photos before things walk out the door :)

I love these because each of my kids picked out the colors and materials they thought their teacher would like best and then I worked up a flower design to suit the materials. It was really sweet to hear their style advice when we were at the yarn store :)They also made little handmade cards that the brooches just attached simply to like this:
The message they hand wrote inside the cards said "Thank you for helping me to grow and bloom!". They both had fantastic teachers this year and it was a real pleasure putting these together!!


Lori said...

Heather, what a beautiful gift you made for your children's teachers!!!

Alison Gibbs said...

What wonderful gifts for your children's teachers. So pretty and thoughtful

Sugar Bear said...

Lucky teachers! Fabulous gift.

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

Thats just so sweet!!!
I am not a teacher and I would love one too!!
Take care,

SweetAnnee said...

Oh those are lovely
and the verse is so

KV said...

I bet those teachers are over the moon with receiving this beauties!

Kathy V in NM

Gina said...

I would just die with happiness, what a lovely gift, absolutely beautiful!!!

Nerissa said...

Heather, what a cute idea! I love them & I'm sure their teachers did too.

bluemuf said...

Heather, I love your teacher gift idea. They are going to love them


Gracie said...

Ohh Heather that is such a lovely gift to make for them.
Is gift giving to teachers a big thing in the US?
They are simply lovely and I love how you can crochet as well =)

Americana Market said...

What a sweet and thoughtful thing to do. I bet the teachers loved them.

NeereAnDear said...

Heather those are beautiful and make such lovley gifts..... you have me thinking Christmas here.... ooohhh the color possibilities




nuvonova said...

Love the flower! .. and what a lovely gift for a teacher .. I do wonder what sort of presents teachers get throughout their entire teaching career.. I must admit, when I was a little girl, and I liked a teacher (i.e never told me off, told me I was doing well etc) .. they would end up being my utter most favourite teacher and I'd always nag my mother to buy presents for me to give to them! I was easily pleased as a child and loved giving them presents!
(It was always chccolates though!)

Miss Sandy said...

The pin is wonderful but I like the story behind it also. Such a sweet and thoughtful sentiment and how blessed that your little scholars had great teachers.

Waterrose said...

What a lovely pin...the colors are a lovely combination!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Lovely idea!

Happy day,

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful idea. I missed you this Saturday at the market. I do enjoy our conversations. I hope to see you this coming week.