Friday, 31 May 2013

Hand-embroidery on a Handkerchief

One of my best friends from school gets married today – congratulations Rhiannon and Simon!

Weddings always give me the opportunity to get crafty and this time around, Rhiannon asked me to embroider a very special message onto a handkerchief to give to her Dad on the big day. I used ordinary navy cotton doubled up for the stitching, which matches the bridesmaids. This was incredibly fiddly to do but I didn’t want the stitching to be too big and I wanted it to be obviously hand stitched. I have displayed the handkerchief in an old Radley box that once housed my credit card wallet. I do love to recycle after all!



Thursday, 23 May 2013

45 Good Luck Cards

Here is my final post about good luck cards and gifts for my students this year. As I mentioned in the previous post, they are sitting S2 tomorrow (well, most of them) and they all leave us for study leave at the end of the day. I’ve taught some of these girls for seven years. They have been a fantastic year group and I’m going to miss them dearly. Mind you, I did get a bit bored making 45 of these good luck cards!



Good luck Year 13.

Monday, 20 May 2013

I teach too many Year 13s

I’m hoping that my Year 13s are all busy revising for their S2 exam this Friday and therefore have no time to spot these on my blog before I hand them out on Thursday and Friday. This time around I have had 45 spoons to personalise. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that this will be the most I ever have to make in one go but only time will tell.



I am thrilled with my new pyrography set. I used three attachments on various parts of these spoons. It was so much easier to use than my old one and I actually managed to knock them all out pretty quickly considering how many I was making.

Friday, 10 May 2013

120 Clovers for Year 11

I have just said goodbye and good luck to another 24 students hoping to do themselves justice in their forthcoming examinations. I sent them on their way with a total of 120 four-leaf clovers. Will it be enough?! Good luck ladies – I’ll be thinking of you!

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Thursday, 9 May 2013

Personalised Wooden Bookmarks in House Colours

For all manner of reasons, I’m sorry to say that tomorrow marks the start of study leave for many of this years’ exam classes. So, I’ve stepped it up another notch this year and have made Year 11 personalised wooden bookmarks in their House colours. It was just an excuse to practise some more with my new pyrography set and drill really but I have a feeling that they’ll appreciate the gesture anyway.


Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Hama Bead Card from Iris

David and I bought Hama beads for a very special little lady for her third birthday in March. I’m a big fan of them, as you know, but I’ve never thought to make cards with them. It’s a fantastic idea and this has to be my favourite thank you card ever…


A superb idea Lib - thank you for the inspiration!

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