Joy is not in things; it is in us.
I also tweaked one of the assembly steps a little to accommodate my own laziness.
These bookmarks are just the perfect little gift. They are cute, different than your standard bookmark, and not to mention useful! I think the ladies liked them!
I have several that were made by my mother, like this poinsettia made from wired ribbon....
Lanyards? But I make children's items! Yes, I know. But since this is a school event, I thought cute lanyards would be a great, unique gift idea for people to pick up for their children's teacher.
A much more fashionable way to wear an ID badge or keep your keys close, don't you think? I have given one to my son's teachers, and it always makes me smile to see that they still wear them.
I dug in my "stash" and tried to pick a variety of fabrics. There's some fun bold and graphic prints....
And some great fall-inspired colors and prints.
How about Asian-inspired? (I think these are my faves)
Or maybe something a little more "teacher traditional." Apples and children....
I also made some using basic stripes....
...and some with pretty pink fabrics.
I've cranked out 2 dozen of these puppies. I sure hope they sell. If not, I'm set for teacher gifts for the rest of my kids' academic careers!
She originally wanted blue & white, but after she saw the red & white one on the cover, that's what she had to have.
I used a polyester knit, which was actually quite easy to sew with. It irons nicely and didn't give me any problems. I used a flat, white, braided-cotton trim for the white stripes. The most time-consuming part of the entire thing was the front of the bodice. Here's a picture of it in progress: