Teacher's gifts were easy this year, at least for the female teachers. A few months ago I came across a tutorial by Felicity Quilts for a scrappy potholder. I immediately saved it to , but had no immediate plans to make it. Then I discovered transfer pencils! You can draw anything and iron it on to fabric, like this. I bought my pencil at Michaels.
I had the kids write a personal message on a piece of paper and I transferred it to fabric, then embroidered it on. That became the center of the potholder. It is quite amazing seeing the kids printing done in embroidery.
|This one is my sons, he picked his own arrangement for the colours.|
|This is my daughters, she helped pick all the fabrics with me.|
Unfortunately, I did not have time at home with the kids to coordinate the last one, but I found a great monogram pattern and used it, the letters are so neat. (My son designed this one as well).
I love how they all came out the same size! They remind me of records. Fun.
I am sure the teachers have a million things, some they love, some they do not, but the kids and I still like to show our appreciation for their hard work, dedication and caring.
I will share another time what the male teacher received.