One of the saddest parts about our imminent relocation is that Teddy will be leaving the lovely Montessori nursery that he has attended for the past 18 months.
Teddy did not take well to nursery (understatement of the century), but the staff persisted, very gently and patiently, and he now seems to really enjoy the time he spends there and is always full of stories of dancing to music and making telescopes out of toilet rolls and pouring water (there seems to be lots of pouring of water) and all the other things that are wonderful when you are three and a half.
It's a small nursery, with only 15 staff members and a couple of occasional extras, so instead of the usual boring box of chocolates for the staff room, I decided that it was totally sensible to make 17 individual little gifts.
why do I have such old lady hands? I'm 29, for Pete's sake!
It was only yesterday that I had this genius idea, but after a rather full evening's sewing (ok, plus an hour or two this morning) I had 17 little lined zippered pouches of varying sizes and shapes (because, you know, making them all the same would have been too simple) for the teachers to choose from. Each one will come complete with a mini-thank you card, a lip balm or hand cream, and a couple of nice chocolates.
All the fabrics were in my stash, and I <del>bribed</del> encouraged Teddy to help choose which prints to use (although I must confess that I put my foot down over some leftover lurid train fabric that he attempted to add to the pile). He did choose the Lotta Jansdotter fabric though, which I thought was in rather good taste. I'm hoping that all the teachers will find something they ilke in there, anyway.
The downside of this imminent finishing of nursery is that I may actually have to look after my children a bit, at least until we move and Adam takes over so I can work full time on my new business and my etsy shop. Exciting times!