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Friday 15 July 2011

Thank you gift for my Son’s teacher

My children break up from school today for the long six weeks of the summer holidays; so please forgive me if I am a little quiet for the next few weeks as I will be busy entertaining them! The children in Leicestershire seem to break up a week earlier than most of the country. This has its advantages as this first week seems to be relatively quiet when taking them out to visit places and most of the prices haven’t been inflated just yet.

It dawned on me the other day that I didn’t have a thank you gift for my son’s teacher. It has been his first ‘proper’ year at school this year and she has incredibly helpful in helping him to settle in. He will also be having a different teacher next year so I thought it was only right I made her a little gift.

Having a talent of writing names on grains of rice can be quite handy when it comes to last minute personalised gifts such as these. A quick phone-call to the school (to find out his teacher’s Christian name) and then a few hours later of staring at grains of rice and I produced this.

Name on rice pendant Teacher gift
Name on rice pendant teacher gift

It is his teacher’s name written onto a single grain of rice and I have also included a little pink flower and a slight tint of pink to the magnifying oil. A lovely handmade gift for a teacher to receive don’t you think and it also makes a change to the many bunches of flowers and boxes of chocolates that she is also likely to receive!

If you would like to read more about my rice writing, and how it is made please visit my name on rice jewellery page.



  1. What a wonderful gift for anyone - not just teacher. I am sure she was thrilled to receive such a thoughtful gift.

    Ali x

  2. I'm in awe of your steady hand. I can't imagine the control it takes to be able to do that!

  3. Gorgeous gift...for anyone

  4. Thank you all for your very kind comments, and yes a steady hand and a good pair of eyes helps!



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