I got BB to draw a picture for each bag. I did ask for a flower and got a landscape, but apparently you can't just have a flower, it needs ground to grow on and then sky above :) So the flowers were a fair bit smaller than I was envisaging but they are very much BB's style and that's the important part. Earlier in the term I had asked him to find out each teachers favourite colour and he helped pick fabric he thought they would like for the lining, I just tried to get him to stick to a small scale print as the bags are only about 6.5" finished.
|Linen Bag and Lining Pieces|
|Kids Craft - Linen Teacher Bags|
For LB since he is a bit more of an, ah, shall we say, abstract drawer, I made a stencil out of Freezer paper, which I ironed on and then got him to colour in. (Don't tell BB but I think its my favourite...shh.)
|Christmas Tree Bag Stencil - In Progress|
|Christmas Tree Bag Stencil - Finished|
Apart from the fact I forgot to top-stitch the handles on every single bag(a moment which included a fair amount of swearing), I think they turned out totally cute, but of course I am completely biased :)
|Teacher Gifts - Personalised Linen Bags|
We've also been keeping small boys amused by making some Christmas trees out of paper. Very simple. We traced different size circles, cut them out, then cut each in half and curled and stapled them. A little mix and match and a bead on top and they
|Kids Christmas Craft - Paper Trees|
I've also been working on the Secret Squirrel quilt. It seems to be taking forever(no one remembers when I wanted to finish this by do they? Phew!) which hopefully means I'm about halfway through. Even allowing for quilting I am hoping to have it ready to give to her in January. For anyone having an awards ceremony in January this may or may not be for you ;)
|Dresen Quilt Piecing in Progress|
When I drove past the fabric shop last week these fabrics just happened to jump into the car ready to make some bunting for my goddaughter for Christmas.
|Fabric for Girls Bunting|
So much to do yet and I'm running out of days. I hope your Christmas plans are on schedule!
|Make your own Christmas Wreath!|