Wednesday, 20 December 2017


Hello ladies
Ok own up ... who pinched the last 7 days!  I can't believe another week has flown by!  Time to show and tell for WOYWW .  My last day at work was Monday, so yesterday was a crafty day, but something a little different for me.  My daughter asked for advice on a present for my grandson to give his teacher.  I volunteered to make something.  And my desk has the finished item, and the remnants of what was used.

On the left is a new stencil I bought last week.  In the middle is some Hessian on a roll that I bought from Michaels when I went to Canada. Another purchase from Michaels is the Escape to Nature box.  I had heard of Michaels in many blogs, and wanted to pay a visit, and luckily there was one in my sister's town.  I didn't buy much, but these two were items that drew my attention.
A pen pot is the finished item.  Formerly a coffee jar!  Cheap and cheerful, might make myself one too!  

Ok, I shall wish you all a wonderful and merry Christmas, and start my tour of your desks.  I'll get round as many as I can!  Please leave a comment - I do love reading them.  Have a lovely week, Heather xx


  1. Ah Heather, what a great teacher gift...frankly, anyone can never have enough pen pots! Am amazed by your strength of will in a Michaels must have some similar at home or you would surely have gone wild in the aisles!! happy Christmas!

  2. love that hessian wrap for your pen pot! well done. Happy Christmas Helen #1

  3. That is a lovely idea as a gift and very useful too! So good of you to volunteer to make something for your grandson's teacher - I usually try to get out of these things LOL - not because I'm lazy or I don't care, but because I find it too stressful to produce something suitable and appropriate for the occasion, but you've done it! Thanks so much for your visit and the lovely Christmas wishes. I wish you love, peace and joy as well! xx zsuzsa #18

  4. That's a lovely gift Heather and well done to think of such an appropriate piece. Thanks for the visit to mine, have a good Christmas and a great woyww too, Angela x8x

  5. Perfect for a teacher. Although I never had one, the little blighters would have pinched my pens - mine were in the drawer.
    Love the hessian you have used on the jar, am sure teach will love her gift and it will be more special with being handmade.
    Happy Christmas, Neet xx

  6. What a Lovely gift! I have two Michael's near me; both with different strengths, depending on what I'm shopping for. I hope you have a Wonderful Christmas and thanks for stopping by.
    -K #31

  7. Thanks for calling at mine yesterday. What a lovely teacher gift you’ve made.
    I would like to wish you a very happy Christmas and hope you get lots of rest and pampering before next week.
    Annie x #7

  8. Hi Heather. A lovely gift. Well done. Have a really special Christmas season.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #2

  9. Oh I really love the hessian and that little bow! I would have bought those in Michaels too though I suspect I wouldn't have just stopped there...:-). Your GS's teacher will love that pen pot, it's a lovely present.
    Happy Christmas!
    Hugs LLJ 6 xxx

  10. A very practical gift for a teacher not just a teacher me too. All crafters should have one. A merry christmas to you. Anickoana#20

  11. Definitely a good gift for a teacher (speaking as one); you can never have enough desk tidies and pen holders. Merry Christmas. Sarah #9

  12. What a lovely, thoughtful gift you've made. You have a fabulous desk with lots and lots of goodies to play with!
    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a craft-filled New Year!

    Angel Greetings #29

  13. Hi Heather, that is an awesome, beautiful and practical gift! I love it. Have a lovely Christmas, Love & Hugs, Shaz #5 XxX

  14. Such a pretty pen pot, I'm sure the teacher will be so pleased with it. I love Michaels whenever I visit the US and only wish we had one here in the UK - it's a fantastic shop.
    Hope you have a lovely Christmas,
    Diana xx #13

  15. Nice pen pot, love the hessian and on a roll too. Thanks for your visit and have a Happy Christmas and a Crafty New Year BJ#27

  16. HI Heather, love your fancy rustic pen pot :o) HAppy Christmas, look forward to catching up in 2018!! Annie C #18

  17. Heather, I love the layers of texture the jar has its so cool :)
    Have a very Merry Christmas! ~Stacy #26