The closest I have come to sewing recently…
… Is cutting circles out of fabric to “pretty up” some Christmas gifts.
Sad but true…
Instead, this week has been all about the Christmas prep.
Today I can finally tick teacher gifts of my to-do list.
And oh am I pleased to have them off my plate! They have been weighing on my mind (what to do, what to DO!) for a week or so.
But done they are and I am quite pleased with the results…
It started this morning with a bit of home baking:
Continued with some free printables, modge podge & canvases I had on hand to make some pretty cool (even if I do say so myself) and very inexpensive art work. Less than $5 I would say. Pretty much just the cost of the canvases, which considering the fact I’d had these canvases in my laundry cupboard for at least 2 years, I’m pretty sure we can consider them “free”…
This is for Hannah’s main teacher…
I found the free printable here. But since it’s for a kindy teacher I decided to use photoshop to insert the word “play” instead of “read” and make it a little bit more relevant.
She will also get a small jar of goodies pictured below.
This one was for her Dance teacher…
Found on the same website, I totally thought of Miss Gemma when I saw this one. It’s even the dance studio brand colours.
There are a bunch of other subway art printables available on that website too.
Well worth checking out.
For her teacher aids I put some home baking, candy canes, and love heart chocolates in a $2 masonry jar, topped it with fabric, twine & some home made gift tags and wallah, another set of gifts all well under $5 each.
Hopefully they will go down well. I am pleased with them considering my lack of inspiration & they at least they look pretty and effective.
Next year I will try and get my act together and sew something for them, but I just didn’t have it in me this year.
And I think, finally, my list might actually be looking a bit smaller and less scary.