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Have You Seen This? : Lena Corwin's new book "Made by Hand"

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We have been fans of designer/illustrator/author Lena Corwin for a long time so when we received her newest book Made by Hand, we were thrilled. It is a collection of beautiful projects based on classes that she held at her studio. If you haven’t seen her other books Printing by Hand and Maps, and the artist …

Inspiration Board : refreshing teacher's gift

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During my annual search for ideas for what to give as teacher’s gifts, I didn’t go far – I asked my son what makes him think of summer : no school of course, ice cream (well, I did that already), the beach, ice cold lemonade …  At this time of year we can all use a cool …

Make It : gifts for (sports crazed) teachers

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When it came time to figure out what to give the teachers for the holidays, we realized it was a bit more difficult this year, as this is the second time around with these particular teachers and they had already received my go to Holiday teacher gift. My younger son didn’t see a problem with …

Make It : Teacher's Gift

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Usually I give food gifts to teachers, since I never feel like I know them well enough to make something more personal. This year, however, my son told me that his teacher collects sea horses and he wanted to give her something to add to her collection. Athena made me aware of this craft punch, …

Celebrate : end of school year

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How is it the last day of the school year already ?! Each year this day seems to come faster and faster. Normally I give an ice cream kit to the teachers as an end of year present, but this time we’ve already had this wonderful teacher once before and I didn’t want to give …

Celebrate : teacher's gift

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Time to remember the teachers and all they do throughout the year. As I mentioned before, I like giving food gifts, as to not add to their collection of mismatched mugs. For Christmas I usually make granola and then package it with some store bought honey and tea ( I love the simple packaging of …

Make It : teacher's gifts

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It’s the last day of school. Time for celebrating, writing in yearbooks, signing each other’s t-shirts ….. and giving the teachers a gift to show our appreciation for all they did throughout the year. At a recent school tag sale I saw a teacher come in with a bin of mismatched mugs and flower pots …