Firstly the pencil roll I was telling you about returned from the abyss (at least momentarily) so here's a photo of it
And you know it really works! Seems it's much more fun to put your pencils away when they have a special color co-ordinated home to go to.
Then I made a bunch of cards and such for the teachers - this one for our only male teacher and it included a resturant gift card
then 6 of each of these as gifts
and then another thank you with a gift card
and finally a clipboard (for the teacher who complained her's always went missing) with matching card
Then my oldest DD had not one but TWO birthday parties this week as well!!!! She is at the age where gift cards are the most wanted gifts but I hate to just give a gift card - luckily I stumbled upon Leslie's package pillows and I am in love with them!
So you know what all her friends will be getting from now on....
Then there were belated thank you gifts for the girl scout leaders. A tote bag (that had been requested)
(LOVE that fabric - and there is still enough left for some more projects.....)
and a note card wrap (can you tell she's an owl lover??)
I got the idea from soulemama's Gratitude Wrap but I didn't like the way she did the pockets and it seemed more complicated than it needed to be so I made my own version which is much simpler and works just fine. These would be great to have on hand for last minute gifts.... but then again last minute is all I ever do!
Then last but not least was out diva group challenge for the month. We met at the store this month so we could do a little shopping too :o) I have to say that I think out of all the pieces that I have made for the challenges, this is the one I am most pleased with
I have it proudly hanging above my piano now which is by the door to the garage so every time I walk into the house I see it and smile :o) You can see all the other pieces and what we had to use over on the blog.
Now school's out for the summer so we'll see how much gets done with the kids around. Hope you are enjoying your Memorial weekend!