Yes, OK, I know we broke up two weeks ago but as we know, life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it (bonus points and virtual cookies for anyone old enough to place that quote).
The last few days before the end of term were a flurry of teacher present making and biscuit baking. Here is the latest incarnation of dottycookies - little shortbread flowers and stars with a single Smartie stuck on with royal icing. Small enough to not feel guilty about sending them in as a last-day-of-school class snack, and yummy enough to feel like a treat.
I decided to make sunglass cases for the teachers (I KNOW!!! The July monsoons are all my fault!) as they always need them when they're teaching our little dolphins to swim in the outdoor pool. I ordered the scrumptious fabric from Julia at Gone to Earth, and would highly recommend you visit too - her selection is glorious, her prices are very good and the goodies arrive very quickly and so beautifully folded you hardly want to undo them! These are very basic zip pouches but long and narrow, and I used some of Julia's lovely fusible fleece to give them a bit of body.
I also made bracelets, because I can never resist doing that.
Tall Small made her own presents, and this is something we did for Father's Day too - a stack of post-its with her drawings on the edges and a little message written on the top one. The teachers are always having their post-its pinched (usually by me when I go in to sort out games for maths homework) and this way at least they can identify the offender!
PS Does anyone know why some comments end up needing moderation? I haven't asked blogger for that option and it means every so often I find a few lurking that I wasn't even aware had been posted! Apologies if your comments seem to have been lost in the ether as a result ...