Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Teacher Gifts

My kids last day of school is tomorrow, I really wanted to do something for their teachers and for my sons aide who has been fantastic with him. Well things got away from me and I didn't do anything until today, I got on pinterest and picked out a couple ideas that were simple and easy. I have to say I LOVE free printables!

The first one I started on was for Kaleb's kindergarten teacher, I wanted to do something bright and fun that she could hang in her classroom, I found THIS free subway art printable and new exactly what I wanted to do. I liked her idea of using the clip board but I wanted to add to it so I painted the clip board red (well at least the parts your gonna see)

 I printed the subway art on photo paper and then modge podged it onto the board. Once it was on all smooth I put a top coat of modge podge on it.

 While that dried I moved onto the one for Ryne's teacher, I found THIS printable and got a few ideas. First thing first I found an old frame sanded it then painted it black (sorry no pics of the next few steps) then I ruffed it up a little exposing the white a little.

While the black frame dried I found another printable HERE. I edited it so it had Kaleb's name, printed it out and glued it to a stick. I had my hubby pick up some little flowers at the 99 cent store, my son and I added them to this pot thingy I had, put on some ribbon that my son picked out (blue is his aides favorite color), I added an extra blue ribbon to the printable and stuck it in the dirt and there ya have it a cute gift for his aide.

1 down 2 to go! Next I went back to the clip board and added the final touches a couple of crocheted apples, a couple of pencils with a cute rainbow ribbon bow, erasers and a big yellow star button. I think it turned out cute! Kaleb was very proud and said his teacher is going to love it!

1 left! I put the printable (that I printed on photo paper) into the frame added some red rick rack to make the printable pop and some crocheted apples and that's it! Ryne wanted green apples cause her teachers name is Ms. Green and her favorite color is green, she helped me place them on the frame. 

 So there ya have it our end of the year teacher gifts.The nice thing is I used things I already had the total cost of all 3 was $4, $1 for a package of 6 erasers and $1 each for the flowers. The kids are pleased Ryne said with delight "You are the coolest mom EVER you make the COOOOOOOOLEST things!!!" I hope the teachers are just as happy!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

American Cancer Society boutique

Gonna be here this weekend, if your local and ya don't have much going on come check it out!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Aprons and headbands

Here are some things I've been working on for the boutique this weekend.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Spring Boutique

Any plans for the weekend? If your local (san tan, az area) then you should stop by this boutique and check out all the awesome vendors!

And support the school!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Name Change

I am looking into changing my Etsy Shop name do to another person having a similar name and people not being able to find me. I have narrowed my choices down to 3 so I am having people vote so see which one is there fave. Here's a little back ground on my choices, my grandparents built a cabin in the Ogden Canyon in Utah, we use to spend our summers up there, tubing down the river, hiking, playing horseshoes, and many more awesome things, it was such a wonderful place. The grand-kids and great grand-kids had dubbed it "The Tree House", it's no longer in the family but I wanted to keep the memory of it alive, so I thought I would use "The Tree House" for my shop name but someone else already has that name, so I thought of a couple of words that describe the cabin as I saw it as a kid and how I see it now here are the 3 choices I narrowed it down too;

The Charming Tree House
The Humble Tree House
The Magical Tree House

This is the front of the cabin.The bricks that were used were from an old blind school that had been demolished my grandpa asked what they were going to do with the bricks, they told him he could take whatever he wanted, so my grandpa, grandma, mom and aunt spent a summer hauling the bricks from the old school up to the canyon.
 The back of the cabin and where most of the fun happened.
 Grandma's garden and winding stair case. The land that all this was built on was once a swamp.
 Fire pit, and horse shoe pit. Many nights were spent around the fire pit singing, laughing, and roasting marshmallows. Horse shoes was one of my Grandpa's favorite games.
View of the river we use to go tubing down, also the place I learned to fish.
The rope swing we use to swing off of and drop into the "fishing hole" below. The fishing whole was the deepest part of the river near the cabin, and it was one of the best places to fish.

Voting poles are now open! I really need some help I am totally stuck on this one!