Teacher appreciation week was just a few days ago, but our last day of school is tomorrow already! I can't believe it, and I'm not sure I'm ready for being 35 weeks pregnant with three kids home all day every day, but we'll make it through!
I didn't get my teacher appreciation gifts posted here before the end of teacher appreciation week, but these would make great end of the year gifts for the teachers in your life too!
I used Teri's pattern from Pretty in Patchwork Holidays to make these. I also didn't use fusible fleece or fusible interfacing, because I didn't have any. I used quilt batting and sew in interfacing, and they worked just fine. I also used regular elastic for the closure instead of a hair tie. Cute pattern - and these came together pretty quickly! I couldn't find lined notepads, so I used plain white 'scratch' pads instead, but I think they're fine!
For their end of the year gifts I chose to use Poochie Bag pattern, which was fast and easy! I did topstitch around the top of my bag because I love topstitching! I filled these with homemade chocolate chip cookies and a reusable water bottle with those small packets of iced tea. I hope they will find their treats enjoyable!
The best thing about these gifts? All of my kids will have different teachers next year so I can make these all over again! :) But I'd love some new ideas - what are you making/giving for teacher appreciation gifts?
PS - How are you all feeling about the new Flickr makeover? I can't figure out how to rotate my pictures which Flickr chose to upload most of sideways. Argh!!!