Monday, December 11, 2006

Teacher treats

Thanks to a great packaging idea from Joanna at Stardust Shoes, we got all the teacher Christmas Goodie plates to school for Mark today. He stencilled christmas trees on the top plates and we tied them up with stripey string.

You'll have to excuse the exceptionally dodgy photo, but I was running out of time and at almost 3pm the natural light in my kitchen is non-existent. The goodies are the fruits of a lovely Sunday, spent baking Macaroons, Cinnamon Cookies, Mandarin Pecan Shortbread Sticks and dipping dried apricots in chocolate and pistachios. Yum yum - the boys were in bowl licking heaven.

Now we just need to deliver 4 for Johnny's pre-school teachers and that's another thing ticked off my list. Johnny and the other teeny-tinies are meant to be doing a performance of festive songs tomorrow - he'll belt out Twinkle Twinkle but flatly refuses to join in with Jingle Bells and denies all knowledge of a bizarre little ditty called Plum Pudding. Tomorrow should be fun...

7 comments:

kirsten said...

stencilling the top was a great idea!

Amy said...

Aren't you clever! It looks like you are living in a much more functional household than me currently.

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bigbucketgirl said...

good idea! might play with that a bit here...oh and saw your comment on mommycoddle and have to say i would love an avocado suite! love that colour!

Flibbertygibbet said...

Hmmmm, could I pretend to do a teacher? Those parcels look well enough constructed to survive Royal Mail...

julie said...

Wow, impressive - a completely handmade gift is so much more special than the usual scented candle. I'd have loved to be in your house on Sunday - would have had to sample everything and do lots of spatula licking! I'm running out of time but am determind to follow suit and finish some homemade stockings for next monday. Love that packaging idea and the stripey string is perfect.

monica said...

so I guess my Italian bottle of wine wasn't that original... well next time I'll remember to move house at a different time of year.

AND what about your cooking? Are you a cordon bleu or something? I mean... jeee... are you sure you didn't just order from waitrose direct?

Soo said...

what lucky teachers! I ran out of time and ended up getting chocolates.....will have to be more prepared next year!