Wednesday, 17 July 2013


Oooh lookit, I actually remembered it's Wednesday! :) And that that means WOYWW. (In fact, I even remembered to put the bin out which is progress cos I forgot to do that last Wednesday too! :/)
My desk this week (still untidied, still chaotic) finds me mid-creating:
School finishes for the summer this week and my DD1 is finishing pre-school and will be starting full-time school in September (Eeep! Still can't quite get my head around that!).
Her teachers at the pre-school class have been awesome and she's absolutely thrived there and settled in really well (and she got *the* most lovely school report for her pre-school year last week :)). So I wanted to show my thanks and appreciation and give the pre-school teachers a little thank-you gift. I think something handmade is always a nice gift and I decided to make them each a little decorated notebook.
So I've spent tonight playing around and creating my prototype, which you can see on the desk. I'm quite pleased with the results though when making the rest I will tweak the design a little and use a wider ribbon for the pen holder. Tomorrow I will have a bit of a mini production line and make another 4 of these.
From these:
To this:
I hope they like them. Oh and I also need to make thank you cards to go with them. Busy busy busy! ;)
Thanks for stopping by and hope you are having a good WOYWW.


Uniflame said...

That is such a cute gift! So thoughtful of you! Uniflame - 63

Claudia N. said...

Of course they will like them! They are gorgeous and such a lovely thing to do! Being a teacher AND mum (of a secondary school beginner this autumn) myself, I am absolutely sure that the teachers will be happy to receive such a wonderful gift of thankfulness and feel that this comes from the heart!

Hugs and have a wonderful WW!

die amelie

VonnyK said...

The notebooks are beautiful, I'm sure the teachers will love them. It's both exciting and a little sad when your child goes to big school isn't it. They grow up so fast.
Have a great week.
Von #31

House of Bears said...

Like? They should love them, we do.

Waving hi from the bears @#86 this week.

ike said...

Oh FABULOUS - they will LOVE those. How thoughtful of you :-)


IKE in Greece #33

Elizabeth said...

Hi Ali, ah, progress indeed when you remembered the bin :) The finished notebook is brilliant - love that sentiment - and the teachers are bound to love it too because it's nice to be appreciated. Here in Scotland the children have been on holiday for about two weeks already, which means my grandchildren have been enjoying this glorious weather instead of being stuck in a classroom! Hope it continues for so your little one enjoys it too. Enjoy your day and have a great week. Elizabeth x #47

Eliza said...

Ah Ali that is one really beautiful card and so special too.

Happy WOYWW Eliza 26

Karen said...

Beautiful notebooks, I'm sure they'll love using those. Happy WOYWW! ♥ Karen ♥ 109 x

susibee said...

A decorated notebook is a super idea for teachers and I love how you've done yours.

Happy WOYWW Susi #73

Chriss America Real said...

Oh the pre-school teachers will love you! I love the sentiment on the notebooks. This is wonderful!



ria gall said...

Hi Ali
you are struggling with the idea of your little girl moving up a school, I have my daughter going to uni this year and my son is going to be 17 where do our little babies go.
I love your teacher gift idea that is one very pretty book
Have a great day and enjoy the rest of your week with this lovely weather
Ria #75

ddazzled71 said...

Such a gorgeous teachers gift I am sure they will be treasured and a wonderful look at your workspace this week. Happy WOYWW! Danie #34.

MiniOwner said...

Aww your notebook is gorgeous, Ali. I'd have been delighted to receive one of those when I was teaching. Happy Wednesday ... better late than never :o)
Sue x (MiniOwner@96)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful AND useful - a winning combo!

Happy (late) WOYWW!
Mary Anne (35)

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