Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Just Stuff

Don't know how it happened, but Thanksgiving totally threw me for a loop this year!!  For the first time in many years I didn't cook on Thanksgiving Day, and you'd think that would have made my life easier, but every day since then has been crazy and full of just "stuff".  Thankfully a great deal of that time was spent with my fabulous grandson, Timothy - he's so absolutely amazing! 
I cannot even describe how wonderful it is to spend time snuggling and reading with him and rocking him to sleep. I miss him so much when he's gone! Unfortunately, I have also spent a great deal of time with a major headache, and I have barely had any time in the crafty room. But here I am, fulfilled as Grandma and head feeling better - not so happy about the snow and cold here in Northern Illinois, but that I'll just have to live with - hehe.
I have a fun little project to share today that I think would be a perfect holiday gift for your little one's favorite teacher!
I am a huge fan of giving consumable or usable gifts - something that the giftee doesn't have to find a place for, doesn't have to dust and for teachers, can be useful in the classroom.  This little apple is a post-it-note holder, and I think it's just as cute as can be! 
This apple is totally different in that it's dressed up in Cosmo Cricket (Jolly by Golly) paper for the holiday or winter season.  I didn't add a specific sentiment so that it would be appropriate for a teacher of any faith, and the ribbon and button could easily be replaced with baker's twine for the gentlemen teachers. 
I have two of these little cuties, and they will be my first items posted in my Etsy shop later this week! 

Thanks for stopping by, and God Bless...

PS - Tomorrow I'm making marmalade, and I can't wait to show you how I'm packaging those beautiful jars of goodness with the jam I made just before Thanksgiving!  I think you'll love it!

(All supplies are PTI unless otherwise noted)
Stamps - School Time
Paper - White, Cosmo Cricket (Jolly by Golly) DP
Ink - Basic Black (SU!)
Other - Pure Poppy Satin Ribbon, Raspberry Fizz Vintage Button and Button Twine, Accucut Apple Die, Nestabilities Tag Trio


  1. Sue, you never fail to impress me! Those post it note holders are brilliant!!! I'm definitely going to "borrow" this idea ;) And your grandson, well lets just say my kids are 9 & 14, and what I wouldn't give to have a little one as cute as Timothy to cuddle! But it's going to be awhile, until then I'll just have to find cuddle opportunities when I can :)

  2. What a cute little guy! So sweet!! Love your projects too, great idea!!

  3. Sue these are so CUTE!! I LOVE them.. what a GREAT teacher gift! Cant WAIT to see your marmalade jars! :)
    THANKS for playing along for the 12 days of Xmas!
    Have a GREAT day!

  4. So, so cute, Sue!!! These will make absolutely perfect gifts for teachers. I, myself, seem to hoard Post-It note pads.....lol I think I have one in every color! ;-) Great job on these!

  5. What a beautiful little boy!!

    Love your post-it holder, and I love the apple shape paired with those fun, wintery patterns!

    Thanks for sharing!

  6. Your grandson is adorable!!

    These post it note holders are so cute! I love the patterned paper you chose and it's such a great gift idea!

  7. I hope I do not get prego from seeing that cute little face....... oh how I love babies!!! I cannot wait to see what you are going to do with your jam and I do love me some jam!!! I love this apple and I think I just might have to make a few of these for the teachers with my cricut!!! xoxox

  8. Your grandson is adorable! Sorry to hear about your headache. Those apples post it note holders are great! Love the DP too. I look forward to seeing your jam. Sounds yummy!

  9. Oh, those post it holders are just tooo darn cute!!! I love the stripes on the apples, great project!! And super cute grandson, too!

  10. Oh these post-it holders are adorable! LOVE!

  11. Totally adorable gift. It would be perfect for any teacher.

  12. Might just have to "borrow" this idea for my teacher friends! Great job and your little one is a punkin!