Tuesday, 7 September 2010


I was asked to do this wonderful commision by a Twitter friend - she wanted to give it to her teacher husband as a 'happy new job' gift at the start of the new school year.

Part way through I did wonder whether it was going to work and then, as I added the little details (it's always the little details that make a design) it suddenly happened.

I'm so pleased with it and delighted that Alison asked me to do it - it was such a lot of fun!

My plan now is to tweak the design (ever so slightly) and to change the black paint for actual chalkboard paint - this will require some experimenting first tho'. The plan is that it can be customised to resemble the teacher in mind, and a stick of chalk will be sent for the child to write his or her own message 'on the board'. It's a bit different from the usual 'thank you teacher' gifts...what do you think? I'd love to know.


  1. So good to hear from you! Glad you are still enjoying Batikins.

    The painting looks great! I love the idea of using chalkboard paint, so cute and clever xo

  2. That is fantastic and what a great idea to tweek it that way.

  3. Thanks you lovely ladies! It was of those creations that gives you little flutterbies of excitement...love it when that happens Sarah x