Monday, December 13, 2010

Coffee Cozies for Teachers...

A good snowy weekend and a snow day today were just what I needed to get moving on the girls teacher's gifts! I have always made teacher gifts; usually a long with a gift card to the local independent coffee shop and a gift card to the teacher store in Sandusky. This year I decided to make them festive coffee cozies...

Not only do these celebrate the season, but they are eco friendly as well; the wool came from a 40 year old air force blanket. My father was in the air force and my parents have several of these. This one happend to get recycled because the last time I washed it the blanket came out of the dryer in two pieces! It's a wonderful worn cream color that goes very well with the season's reds and greens...

I love making Christmas gifts. I wish I had the time to make more than I do. There is something to be said about taking the time to make something for someone. I don't receive too many hand made gifts anymore. When my Aunt Tracy was younger, she would make gifts all of the time. I still have a beautiful blue and white patchwork throw that she made for my bed when I went off to college. I will never part with it. The same goes for the crocheted blanket from my Aunt Diane...

This is just a simple coffee cozy but heart felt just the same. Being a teacher takes an incredible amount of dedication and patience, and their gift should reflect my gratitude as a parent.

When I was growing up my mother did ceramics and she always made my teachers their Christmas presents. Being that I went to a Catholic school, she usually made something spiritual and faith inspired. I like to think that some of my teachers still have what my mother made them. On a side note: my mother did ceramics for years and was an absolute master at fine details like doll eyelashes and finger nail polish. It always amazed me that she was so uncoordinated when it came to things like riding a bicycle but put a paint brush in her hand and she was genious with it. I hope that if you are making hand made gifts this season, you get plenty of time to make them:)




3 comments:

Garden Girl said...

that is a great idea! They are very pretty!

Heather said...

oh! what a fantastic idea! and a gift a teacher can really appreciate! Im going to file this one back in my brain... :)

Katie said...

great idea for teacher's gifts. Bet they LOVE you!