Saturday, 21 July 2012

Gifts for the Teachers

It's the beginning of the summer holidays! Little girl left nursery and will be going to school in September. Boy left infant school and will be going to junior school in September. Big girl will be moving up in to year 5. Mummy had instructions to make extra-special gifts for the teachers, as little girl and boy will miss them.

We made little cosmetics cases and pencil cases using the Lined Zippered Boxy Pouch Tutorial from Projects by Jane, a cute lunch bag using Pink Penguin's Drawstring Lunch Bag Tutorial and lots of patchwork lanyards, using the tutorial from Two Peas in a Pod.

The lanyards were made with Fabric Freedom's "Notting Hill" fabrics.
Little girl signed her name on little pieces of red card. We wrote a message on the other side of the card for the teacher, and laminated it. We then punched a hole in the top and hung it on the lanyard.
The teachers all liked their gifts, and when I collected little girl from nursery, all her teachers were wearing their lanyards.

I have also been making lots of insulin pump belts to raise money for JDRF.