Alphabet stamps continue to be my fastest way to personalize a gift with a tiny bit of homemade-ness. I have used them for two years worth of holiday wrapping (2014 & 2015) and I often use them for birthday gifts too.
For the last year or so, I have been pretty obsessed with putting together a stripe of colors. It started when I was making a banner image (one of my favorite class planning details) for one of my course's online website and now pretty much all my courses have them on their homepage. They have been around here too...like the current banner and I am sure there will be more.
I decided to take the stripes I made for this semester's courses and make myself little notes for my class planner. Here's the file in case you'd like to print some out... download don't forget striped notes
I made a big change in class planners this summer and it's working so much better. I'll share more soon.
I also crafted up another fabric wreath (here is are two others I've made over the years: one, two). I pinned red fabric scraps around the styrofoam form. Then, to try to make it look like an apple, I roughly cut out a stem and leaves out of felt. I glued the felt pieces to card stock to help them stand up better.
So now any sadness or worry is totally cured. Woohoo the school year! Bring on the endless emails! The working all weekend! The grading, grading and more grading! The feeling of barely ever being caught up no matter how hard you try!
Okay, so maybe I am not quite cured...but the cute mantle does help.
Sean started school this past Monday and I have just over a week before classes start. However, I have five syllabi to write and five course websites to put together, so I have been working all week to start to get it all done.
When our countdown to summer was done on the little letter board in our room, I put together a little summer list. I am happy to say we accomplished all of these summer relaxation goals.
Now hopefully we can find some time to continue all of them this fall...