Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Teacher Gifts

The Hug-a-Bugs and I spent the last hour or so putting together the gifts for 6 of their 7 combined teachers.
A couple of weeks ago at Mamas of the Craft we made bath salts.
They were really easy.
I mean if you can stir your coffee you can make bath salts.
I think we used this recipe.
I made enough to fill 4 jars (I got them at Michaels, only a couple of bucks each!), which takes care of both of the Younger Hug-a-Bug's teachers and two of the Elder Hug-a-Bug's.
That leaves the main teacher in the Elder's class and two more assistant teachers who are both men.
I don't want to gender stereotype, but I know that my husband doesn't care for baths, so I made hot cocoa mix and got some inexpensive mugs and jars from IKEA.
To make the cocoa mix just combine 1 part cocoa powder to 3 parts sugar and add a dash of cinnamon.
For these spice jars it took 3 tablespoons cocoa powder to 9 tablespoons sugar and two good shakes of the cinnamon jar.
I figured that everyone needs a little warmth in their tummies during the weather, man or woman.
That leaves the main teacher in the Elder's class.
A few weeks ago we got some Very Hungry Caterpillar fabric and the Elder Hug-a-Bug wants to make her teacher a sack (her words).
I think we can get this done by the end of the week, and maybe I'll pop a cocoa mix in there for good measure.
I am filled with holiday spirit, which is more than I could say this morning or yesterday morning when all I could do was curse the north wind and the frozen car doors it brings.
I hope the weather is not getting any of you down,
p.s. Hey, this is my 200th post!
Thanks for reading along with me.


painted fish studio said...

congrats on 200 posts! great little gifts, teachers deserve lots of love! weather? ugh. i've been under a blanket all day.

Paige said...

Congrats to you on your 200th post! And I also read mention of you at Sugar City - those sweaters are beautiful. Way to go!

Meema said...

Congrats on number 200, Jess! Great teacher gifties, BTW. :o)