The Teachers' Thank-You Gifts
For the French teacher - a pair of pocket notebooks / mini-journals, covered with bright paper and decorated with contrast ribbon ties.
For the Maths teacher - A rather funky notebook, filled with a rainbow of coloured sheets. Decorated with turquoise stitching and a bright yellow and pink tassel.
The Science teacher's a trendy chap, so we chose some "cool" paper to make the covers for this pair of pocket notebooks!
The English teacher's gift is a notebook/sketchbook, covered with Indian paper and filled with hand-made cotton paper. It is decorated with a silk edging, contrast stitching and a hand-made silk tassel.
For the Form Tutor, a cheerful sunflower-design fabric cover, with bright orange paper lining. Filled with smooth white note paper. The book has contrast stitching, a black silk edging and matching hand-made silk tassel.
Finally, a book for J's guitar teacher. It has a cover of chocolate brown art paper, with decorative scrapbook paper laid on top, then a cotton bookcloth edging, contrast linen stitching and a hand-made cotton and linen tassel. Inside, the pages alternate between plain notepaper and sheets of music paper.
We wrapped these in colourful tissue papers, tied them with ribbon and added the matching gift tags, which J. carefully wrote out for each teacher. We really hope they like them - makes a change to soap, flowers or chocolates anyway!