I thought I'd do this post separate to the card making ones as it's not about card making, well not really!
I said in the last post that all the cards I'd made recently were thank you ones - three of them being for the nursery teachers. I also thought that as Em has been at nursery for two years I should get them a thank you present. I don't actually remember me (or my mum) doing anything like this from when I was at school, but I understand it's the thing to do now.
So, me being arty / crafty, I thought rather than getting them chocs, smellies, flowers, etc I'd try and be a bit creative. After googling (ahh, what did we do before google, eh!) I found that a lot of people had brought ceramic pens and then decorated some item of crockery.
So I duly ordered pens and mugs and got Emily sat down last weekend to draw on them. She thoroughly enjoyed it - I slightly freaked as I was sure she was going to break one, but we got through it!
Here is the end result:
The pictures Emily drew and I don't know if you can make out that she wrote her name as well and I wrote the blurb. Stick 'em in the oven for 90mins and hey presto - decorated mugs!
I hope the nursery teachers like them! There was another one in the pack but the handle broke in the post - Grandad's getting that one!
Last day at nursery for her tomorrow, when we will hand over the cards and mugs, then the summer hols and my baby isn't my baby anymore - she's my big gown up girl heading off to school.
I am getting used to the idea, and will stop being a moany minney and instead celebrate that I have a beautiful, cheerful, intelligent daughter and trust that she really enjoys 'big school'!
Cheerio for now, maybe back tomorrow - maybe next week.
Have a good weekend all,