Monday, July 23, 2012

My new found love!

Funnily enough, even though I've been horrendously rubbish at updating my blog gone lately, I do spend a vast amount of time on the internet/laptop in general. Which is also why I've no cross stitching news to speak of at the moment! My main occupation on Facebook is one game in particular which I have a slight addiction to. However my latest love is Pinterest. I have found so many fabulous ideas and so much inspiration! 

Now I thought, I just need to cut down the time I spend online and actually get some of the things I pin done... so here's my first Pinterest project! I saw this school supplies cake tutorial and thought it was pretty cool. We don't usually do this kind of thing in the UK but I still thought it would be a pretty cool 'thank you teacher' gift. After some help from my best bud who is a teacher, and a lot of shopping I eventually came up with this. The hardest bit was getting the right proportions on each tier.

I know the photo is really poor. The tissue paper and tulle flower was another Pinterest find. Check out this brilliant tutorial. This was for a nursery class teacher so it included all together:-
  • Stickers
  • Pencils and biro pens
  • Highlighters
  • Anti bacterial hand wipes
  • Smarties, small boxes of Roses 
  • Options flavoured hot chocolate sachets
I wish I had remembered to get a final photo. I took it to a florist and had it wrapped in cellophane and a ribbon bow to finish it off. I was a bit nervous about how it would be received but I did get a very nice call from the teacher who was over the moon with it because it was so personal and unique. So I was relieved and happy she liked it!

My next Pinterest project in progress is this menu planner. So watch this space!