Friday, November 7, 2008

Teachers' Gifts

Crafters, looking for ideas for a small gift for the holidays?

Another project DONE! My mom forwarded me an email from the site YouCanMakeThis and I scrolled down a ways to find THE project I was going to make for the teachers at my children's preschool for a holiday gift! I had purchased some holiday fabric at the quilt store not knowing quite what I was going to do with it. But now it has found its purpose, well at least one of its purposes! (There is more left).

Lucky for me, my generous mom has an embroidery machine and she agreed to do up some of the front panel for me. She has also made up some for herself and has started working on some of these (with different fabric for the border and back) as gifts for some friends.

The colors I chose are not the traditional Christmas red and green, but I really like these. The sample shown on the website has cool jingle bell trim at the bottom, but I couldn't find anything like that. So I went to the home dec trim section of the fabric area at Hobby Lobby and found these little dangly things that I thought looked like ornaments. I love how they turned out.

This is a FREE pattern that you can find HERE. You just need to register with the site to get the free pattern directions and if you want to get the file for the machine embroidery you can get that too. Or you can do it by hand, the pattern for that is included in the instructions. Such a simple fun gift to make! Here is the sample you'll find on their site.

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Kathy said...

I really like these pillows.

Kris said...


Thank you so much for sharing your experience of the free "Home for the Holidays" project on your blog! What a thrill it was for me to find that this evening! Your door ornaments turned out really, really great! I would love to send you our new ebook on the duet apron as our way of saying thanks for your mention of us on your blog. If you'll email me, I would be happy to send that to you right away. I'd also love to send you some free designs from for your mom for taking the time to stitch out those panels! :)

Jenn Maruska said...

Those are really cute!

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