Tag Archives: Gift Ideas

Santa’s Workshop for Teachers

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My son goes to an amazing school with wonderful teachers. We’ve been busy designing, creating, and choosing creations for these special people this week…

Bookstack Necklaces for the librarians:

IMG_20141215_093742A polymer clay football for his P.E. teacher and a loving polymer clay owl for the school’s counselor:

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A happy blue songbird for his music teacher and an upcycled pendant for his art instructor:

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There are many perks to being able to make a variety of pieces, but one of my favorites is the ability to tailor a creation so that it suites someone’s personality. There are a few more gifts, but they will not be given until tomorrow – they are still top secret. My son is going to make his gift to his kindergarten teacher on his own this evening, so that will be even more special.

Happy Holidays!

Alexis

a.k.a. Free Range Al

http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheFreeRangeArtisan

See something you like on my blog that is not in my shop? Click “contact the shop owner” and we can easily arrange a custom order.

Card Companions

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Mom deserves most of the credit for this idea: making a set out of a card and a little reminder of what the card represents. For example, what says “anything is possible” better than pigs with wings?:

Dream On: Pigs with Wings

Dream On: Pigs with Wings

The pigs are available as magnets, stand along figures, and, for those who share my love of bold accessories, necklaces.

Flowers always make me feel better:

Feel Better Card with Original Sketch Glass Charm

Feel Better Card with Original Sketch Glass  Charm

Of course, I had to do something with rainbows!

May You Always See a Rainbow Card with Necklace or Magnet

May You Always See a Rainbow Card with a Necklace or Magnet

Groovy Love Card with a Heart or Rainbow Swirl Necklace

Groovy Love Card with a Heart or Rainbow Swirl Necklace

This is just a sampling of what I have in mind. I’ll be offering them at my local Farmer’s Market tomorrow, September 27 and at the Pairings for Pets event at Serenity Valley Winery in Fulton, Missouri on Sunday, September 28 from 1-3PM. Custom orders through my Etsy shop are welcome too.

What do you think? Do you have a favorite?

Oh, and thanks Mom.

Creatively Yours,

Free Range Al

http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheFreeRangeArtisan

See something you like on my blog that is not in my shop? Click “contact the shop owner” and we can easily arrange a custom order.

Already At It

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In my last post, I mentioned having projects that were waiting for me. I’m happy to report that I’ve been able to complete a few of the items on my creative to-do list…

One of my far away friends will be receiving some company while she recovers from surgery:

Almost ready to go...

Almost ready to go…

Ready to go with a newly designed card!

Ready to go with a newly designed card!

I also began working on what I call flower globes, which I plan to bring with me to this Saturday’s market:

Flower Globe

Flower Globe

If you know someone hoo (I know, and I’m not really sorry) might enjoy an owl, there is a small flock of them at my Etsy store: http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheFreeRangeArtisan

 

I’m looking forward to putting the finishing touches on my outgoing mail, posting my new card on my Etsy shop, and making another globe or two before calling it a night.

Creatively Yours,

Free Range Al