Wednesday, May 26, 2010

teachers gifts

As a thank you gift for Mrs. Grove for a great school year I made this bag. I think it turned out cute except that visually it looks lopsided (hence the added flower to hopefully distract). It is all straight though - I meant to make the green fabric strip larger in comparison to the other two, but I didn't make it dramatic enough. I think that's why it LOOKS lopsided. I used some Joel Dewberry fabric I have in my stash and made the bag in just a couple of hours.

We gave homemade jam to the teachers aids/helpers in the class. I found this blog that has the cutest little labels to attach with the jam. The labels are free. Check them out!

I brought this stuff to school yesterday even though we still have a couple of days left. It felt good to check this task of my list (and who knows! This baby could come 5 weeks early like it's older brother.) I think I am nesting, but not in the clean-every-corner-of-my-house way (much to my husband's dismay). I've been getting little crafty things done that I've been meaning to get to for the past 8 months!

5 comments:

mkamye said...

Liz, I LOVE the bag! I wish I was one of Anna's teachers! Great job! And thanks for the link to the jam labels. Love them!

Hatch Family said...

turned out super cute!

ali said...

very cute!

Jen said...

Lucky Mrs Grove!!!
Jen

Carissa said...

What a lucky teacher. I think homemade gifts are the most thoughtful.