Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Teacher's Gift Request


I hope you are all having or have had (depending on your geographical location) a good day.
Mine was not so crash hot.

I had been feeling a little off colour yesterday but woke up today with a really horrible tummy bug. My DH was up and gone to work early and wouldn't be home till late and I was in no condition to drive the boys to school today so the three of them were home with me.To really make sure the day went as badly as possible,  today was the day the electricity was scheduled to be off from 8:30am to 5pm for maintenance. So the poor boys couldn't even watch tv or play on the computer to entertain themselves. Stinking hot and humid here as well and no aircon, so all in all, a fabulous day, NOT!

Anyway, enough whinging! On to a little gift set I wanted to share with you.

I made this calendar stand last week for a friend who had requested something suitable for her daughter's male teacher.

A frame stand is made from cardstock and designer paper. I have given it a coat of Modge Podge for strength and durability.

I still have about eight more gifts sets to make for my kids teachers so I better get more organised!

Atleast I am feeling a bit better this evening so I should be right for tomorrow.

Another bit of good news is that my Dad has finally (after four weeks in the hospital stroke ward) been transferred to a rehab centre. It is closer to their home so it makes it easier for my Mum and apparently she can take Dad's dog (who he loves to death) in to see him. That will give him a real boost.

Just a reminder too that the Make It Monday linky party is open at the top of my blog.

You have plenty of time to dig through your blog archives and find a fabulous project that you want to dust off and show off to everyone, or you could link up your most recent.

There is no theme, anything goes. It's all about sharing the creativity and gaining some inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Michelle :-)


Lisa Jane said...

this is fabulous Michele - i cant believe its all made form card and paper .
The teacher will love it!
Great news about your dad - and i bet the dog will help enormously - your dad will love it there - hard work i am sure but worth it
Lisa ;)

AshKuku said...

I am in love with the last capture... Can the gift change places & reach me so far....! ;) Loved it though! hugs))))


Charlene said...

So sorry to hear about your day...much easier to go to work some days than be a stay at home mom...it's not for wimps!

Your calendar stand is amazing...it's all paper....even the stand?

P.S....Yes,I crocheted the flower.

Helen said...

OMG, Michelle! I love it! I've always wanted to make something like this, but I've never thought of making it from card stock. You should sell your instruction.

Monica said...

Wow! Michelle, you are a pure genius... what a cleverly done project. And I love the colours. Let me tell you, this gift will be treasured a lot.

Sorry that you have been poorly and were without electricity with 3 boys to keep busy!

Relieved that your Dad has been shifted to the rehab centre and will soon unite with his beloved dog...

I better run to post my card for the Monday Linky party.

xxx Monica

Marlene said...

Good news about your dad, hon!

Love your teachers gifts. I must say, you DO make the BEST creative gifts. I ought to know! :)

Delphine said...

Oh Michelle, what an amazing gift! Such a brilliant idea, and it is gorgeous! And I hope you have a better day tomorrow:-)... Hugs Delphine xx

Kristel said...

This is really stunning Michelle!!
Hugs Kristel

Sharon Keanly said...

Gosh Michelle, this is absolutely fabulous. What a stunning gift for Teach! Good news about your dad... tons of hugs, Sharon x

debby4000 said...

Fabulous gift Michelle and what good news about your Dad, hope he's home soon.

Shirley-anne said...

Fantastic gift idea and how clever you are . It looks great, neat work , , Michelle .

Emma said...

Love the calendar Michelle, such a great gift! Great news about your dad, hope he is back home soon!