(Get Dad that Tie Next Year)
Whatever you choose , don't forget the Father’s Day Card!
End of the School Year is Quickly Approaching!
May 1 – May 5, 2017 is National Teacher Appreciation Week
Looking for the perfect teacher holiday gift or end of school teacher appreciation present? Party Idea Pros has gathered the best of the best of fun yet affordable gift ideas for your favorite teachers.
Many of us can recall a teacher who inspired us to make the most of our strengths and encouraged us to overcome our weaknesses. Show your appreciation by thanking a teacher with this beautiful gift book and movie, The Heart of A Teacher. There are inspirational stories about teachers who made a difference, original poems, quotes and a special section with “100 Ways to Encourage a Child.” Enjoy this 3 minute movie that shares The Heart of Teacher poem combined with beautiful photography and music.
Look how handsome! Had we not received noticed of this incredible sale, we would never ever have even considered a watch box as a Father's Day gift – yet it is such a great idea – original, elegant, and chances are dad doesn't have one yet!
Most men have an average of 3 watches. They more than likely have a work watch, a dress watch and an everyday watch. Some men also have a sport watch added to that collection, along with out of date watches they keep for sentimental reasons. So, what could be more perfect for dad than a watch display case? The only thing that is more perfect are the prices on these handsome watch boxes. On sale for Father’s Day (June 19th), this is a fantastic gift idea idea even for those eco drive watches since many of these watch cases have a see through top which lets the light in to keep the watches movement going. Plus, some of the watch boxes are even musical! Choose from watch boxes that hold a single watch to ones that can accommodate put to eleven watches!
No matter how much money you spend on your mom this Mother's Day, there is no gift that will surpass the gift of time. So rather that kill this month's budget, consider spending a few hours with mom and together taking one or more of the free Craftsy mini-courses. Craftsy mini-courses have the same great content that you've come to expect from Craftsy.com, but feature student-led discussions and are shorter in length than regular courses. They are a perfect way to learn new skills with your mom and to decide whether taking more courses together is a perfect excuse to spend more time with together in the future.
Top Free Mini-Courses
Know Your Wool: Do you wonder where your yarn comes from? Learn about different types of wool and the individual characteristics of each.
The Hand-Painted Cake: Elevate your cake with Erin Schaefgen's freehand painting techniques. Create beautiful and edible works of art with Erin's tips and tricks.
Creative Quilt Backs: Make the back of your quilt just as interesting as the front! Oh, Fransson! blog author Elizabeth Hartman walks you through everything you need to know to make beautiful quilt backs.
Modern Buttercream: Learn to use buttercream like a pro! Discover the tricks and tips to construct and create a beautifully finished buttercream cake.
Short Rows: Don't fall short because you find short rows intimidating! Learn four different techniques to creating short rows, and discover how they can make shaping a knitted garment a snap.
Sewing Machine 911: Give your sewing machine some TLC with the help of this free course. Learn to clean and maintain your sewing machine with tips and tricks taught in this class.
QuiltCon Lecture Series 2013: Not able to make it to Austin for the Modern Quilt Guild's inaugural QuiltCon? Watch some of our favorite lectures from the event, given by Heather Jones, Angela Walters, David and Amy Butler, Jacquie Gering, and Mary Fons.
Since my mom has been trying to get me to knit with her for years, I think we will spend this Mothers Day taking the Know Your Wool, Short Rows, and maybe even the Ins & Outs of Grafting. And to refresh my knitting memory, I will probably try to squish in a Knit Lab: Projects, Patterns & Techniques class prior to Mother's Day so I won't completely embarrass myself .