Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Teacher Gifts

So ever since my last venture in learning how to sew, I have gotten to be a little more confident, thanks to NOT breaking any needles in the first five minutes. YAY! So I saw a friend with this gorgeous bag and I thought, "I HAVE to make one of those!" She was kind enough to take the time to teach me. Here is the first bag I did. I LOVE this bag! It is so pretty and there are pockets inside to hold a water bottle and pens and another pocket to hold other items. So I made one for my mom for Mother's Day. It got easier so I decided to make one for my elementary kids teachers, 4 in all.
Here is one of the bags I made for the teachers. Different fabric. I can now make one in less than a day, easy! My hubby is rolling his eyes because I have yet ANOTHER hobby that costs money. Still cheaper than paying for therapy... :0)
I also made these little thank-you note holders using Lauren Meader's Timeless Timeplate, Captured Card Case. So easy. I just print, cut, score, assemble and decorate! The sentiment was perfect. It's from PTI's Teacher's Apple stamp set.

Inside are 10 little thank you notes and envelopes to match. I made the envelopes myself using Lauern Meader's easy instructions. I also made a pen to match that can be kept inside the box.
The little envelope holds mongrammed lables to seal the envelopes with.

The kids are giving them out today. I hope they like it! Mostly I just wanted to give them something that would be useful and NOT fattening. I'm sure they get tons of goodies at the end of the year. :0) Anyway, just thought I would share what I do with some of my free time.
Thanks for stopping by!


Our Blessed Journey... said...

Kris, these are GORGEOUS!!!! Gosh, I wish I could sew--I LOVE patchwork looks! Check out my blog if you like over the next 10 days, I'll be documenting our vacation.

Hope all is well.

Becky said...

Very cute Kris! Sewing is a major addiction for me too. I'm glad you're finally on that bandwagon, and of course you're already good at it! Have fun!

Connie said...

How you can do all your projects and lose weight and teach piano lessons and raise 9 kids is beyond amazing to me! How do you do it?

Jackie said...

Those are so cute...when can I place my order?? You amaze me by all your talents, and way to go on losing the look awesome!!

Shari Nelson said...

Hi Kris, just loving the bags, the card kit and so impressed on the abs! When do you have spare time and don't you ever get stressed? The projects are great. I love to sew also and just picked up a cute bag pattern myself. When I can get it done I'll post on my blog.
Would love it if you took a peek sometime.

Lauren (mytime) said...

LOVE that! Looks amazing! The tote you made is fabulous!! Love the colors you chose Thanks for sharing!