Let me just start by saying in 10 days, I will be getting on a huge floating mini-city (or so it feels like)! I can't wait! A vacation were I only have to be responsible for me. Well, I guess I will be responsible for Sean at times, too, as that is kind of what being a wife is about.
Well, of course, I am extremely busy getting ready for the trip, and since I am still a mom at the moment, all the craft time has been directed towards completing 12 of these
They are actually altered Crystal Light Containers, and I made enough for all of Amelia's teachers and the two school secretaries because they do so much but not everyone thinks of them. Plus, I have decided I would much prefer my child been known to those around the school as the "Sweet Bow Girl" than because she gets into trouble. For those of you who don't know, Amelia wears a huge hair bow just about everyday to school. It is actually very good thing to be known as because it makes it real easy on the teachers, bus driver, or anyone else to spot whether or not she may be missing. Thus, bows are part of her everyday attire.
Anyway, the purse tag/card on the front includes a little poem I wrote. It says
Purse-nally Thanking You!
You are an essential part of my education,
and I appreciate all you do!
Here are some purse essentials
just for you!
Not anything fancy, but the best I could come up with. When I came up with the idea of altering the containers, I was sure I could find a poem or such that I liked, but I just didn't. Not one that would work for all the different teachers, media center specialist, and administrative ladies, anyway. Yes, lucky for me, all of the people on my list were women. I wanted to do something besides just filling the containers with candy; thus that is what the finish project turned out to be. Inside each container is important purse items: pen/pencil, hanatizer (that is what we call hand sanitizer in my house), spf chapstick, gum, mints, and some chocolate, of course. Also, the containers for the two ladies in the office, the teacher who hosts the two after school clubs Amelia attends, her classroom Para, and her actual Kindergarten teacher include gift cards.
Believe it or not -- there are actually two challenges this week that I can enter these into.