I have been intrigued and very inspired for quite a while by an eccentric and fabulous blogger, a “Brit misplaced abroad” called Tif who blogs under the name of Dottie Angel. I finally ordered her book and last week it arrived in my mailbox. I can tell you, it is worth every cent. Warm-hearted, creative, personal, funny, lots of pictures – and it has a few crafty ideas, too.
As it happened I was in the process of coming up with a special gift idea for a very special person in my son’s life, Ms. Pattie, his aid (or more technically speaking his “full inclusion specialist”). Apart from his teacher she is the other main adult during his school day and the little boy loves her. Anyway, as I was looking through the Dottie Angel Book I found the perfect thing:
I knew instantly that Pattie would love this! I rushed into my garage to look for empty glass jars as I set out to make a desk set for her place in next year’s classroom. Here is my version of the project:
(*In here she will find a gift card to her favorite coffee pit-stop and a set of polymer clay earrings (croissants)/necklace (coffee cup) I commissioned my daughter to make)
And guess what? She did love it!