Wednesday, May 23, 2007

teacher & therapist gifts...

I made keychains for the teachers and therapists that work with Izzy.
I put two swarovski crystals in Izzy's birthstone,
A silver charm of each of their initial,
and a believe charm...


Here is a close up of Camilla's (izzy's physical therapist)

I then made little notes to each person telling them thank you
for different qualities they exhibit and an
explanation of the gift...

Here they are, all packed up and ready to go to school with
Izzy tomorrow for her last day!

Emelia wanted to get in on all the pictures being taken so
here she is, notice her new cut and highlights as well...

I'm so relieved to have this project completed. I am not a jewelry maker, so this was a challenge that I'm sure would be so simple to someone who 'does' this... but, they turned out cute and my goal was just to give a token to show my love and appreciation for their love of Isabelle.



31 comments:

KC said...

Those are real pretty, and I love Emila's hair very pretty. I keep wanting to get Princess some highlights but she doesn't want them, she does, but she dosn't like they way they look as they are growing out so she keeps passing everytime I ask her if she wants them. I think they look wonderful.

Tori :) said...

The bracelets are absoultely beautiful! What a neat idea. They look great...
as does Emelia's hair. :)

kim said...

Those are beautiful! What a lovely gift...I am sure they will be cherished by all those who receive them. :)

Lu said...

What a great idea! I really like the keychains! Oh! I like Emelia's hair too! Great highlights!!! :)

DJ Hartman said...

Annie,

THese are great! I love the idea of a key chain. I actually collected keychains as I was growing up. Everyone can use a keychain too!

For a lady who does not normally craft like this, you did a great job!

DJ

elasticwaistbandlady said...

You're so very crafty, Annie! I mean that in the artiest sense only and not that you're crafty in a devious under-handed manner.

Thank you for the fabuloso birthday package. I'm blogging Good Mail Girls booty today. I always reciprocate in kind, it just takes me awhile longer due to work and tending my spawn of six. Like Lilo said, "No one gets left behind or forgotten!" I apply that phrase to the Good Mail Girl project.

gail said...

Those are really cute! What a sweet thing to do.
Emelia is a doll, look so cute! And you did her hair too? Amazing!
I need to come see you!

Amberly said...

Cute idea! And love the little note that you included--beautiful! Are you a hairdresser?

Jessica said...

WOW they are gorgeous, I'm not sure I could do something like that!
Emelia's hair looks great!!!

Lorie said...

THat is so cute! Thanks for sharing!

Carrie! :o) said...

Oh Annie! Those are adorable!!! You're so creative! I jusr know they're all gonna love them!

Emelia is just so cute! Love her hair!!

Marcia said...

This is the 3rd time I'm trying to comment - it keeps bombing me out. Anyway...

You can cook AND craft! Wow - so talented...those keychains are really, really nice. I'd like one.

The craftiest I get is bookmarks. With beads. I'm going to blog it sometime so you can see. They actually get some nice reviews when I attach them to a book as a gift. I give books 90% of the time.

Love the notes and the presentation too. Well done!

IRENE said...

That was so thoughtful of you, Annie!!!They are useful, meaningful and beautiful! Bravo!

Sandra said...

Beautiful Annie and so meaningful :)

I LOVE Emelia's hair, how pretty :)

Have a great day,
♥Sandra

HomeSchool Mommy said...

WOW! Emelia looks so grown up!

The gifts are nice...I'm sure they'll love them.

Dena said...

Aren't you crafty and thoughtful - They are going to love them and of course Emelia's hair looks great too and she should get in on the action! She's a blogstar!
Happy Last Day of school Izzy!

Sonya said...

Emelia's hair is beautiful! My hubby would never let me do this to the girls but I'd love to! The gifts are just wonderful! So thoughtful and cute! I'm sure the teachers will love them! You're such a sweetie!

Jenileigh said...

Annie what a lovely gift. You are a dear mom and Izzy is very blessed to have you. Your heart shines! I so enjoy reading about your life. {{{Big Hugs}}}

CoachJ said...

I just love those! You did an excellent job! Did you do Emelia's hair? It looks great!!

Tammy and Parker said...

These look amazing. Now you just need to do a tutorial for those of us who are a little on the totally clueless wagon.

Jill said...

What a great idea. Everyone uses keyrings. And I know the personal notes you made will be very special to each and every one. How thoughtful, Annie!

ChupieandJ'smama said...

Oh Annie! How adorable are those? What a sweet and thoughtful gift! I love your daughters hair too :)

Penless Thoughts said...

What a wonderful thoughtful idea. Just right will all of them getting the same and yet personalized with their initial,and of course reminders of Izzy. You have to be a very special person Annie. I'm eager to get to know you better.
Susan

Judi said...

How wonderful! I think they look fabulous. And Emelia is such a cutie!

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Oh wow, these are so incredibly cute Annie! I have no creativity when it comes to things like this, and these are great, love how you personalized everything too.

Your daughter is so beautiful and her hair looks great! :)

Nesting Momma said...

They look amazing! I had to laugh because I went out of my comfort zone for Mothers Day and sewed little pillows for my mom friends. I don't sew...but it was fun. Took way longer than it should have.

Jodi said...

Great job!!!

Mandalyn said...

The key chains and letters are beautiful! You did a wonderful job! They will be even more special for the work you put into them!

Michelle said...

Oh you are so creative! What wonderful gifts you made up for them! It's no wonder they really appreciated these!

Renee's Ramblings said...

These look wonderful! I wish I was half as creative. They will really appreciate them.

Isaura said...

HI! I came upon your blog in the GOOD MAIL GIRL address book. You have a beautiful family and I LOVE the keychains. I have a special place in my heart for families- especially mothers- with children of special needs. I work with special needs children everyday and really love it. I think her therapists will LOVE the keychains. Sometimes as teachers/caseworkwers/therapists, etc you never really know if you are making a difference. So a simple act like you have done for them will go a VERY long way, I promise :)