If you follow me on Facebook, you know that yesterday I finally started making teacher gifts for my kids' teachers. Yup, only slightly behind schedule, haha, the story of my life! Though, I'm happy to report today that all 4 teachers have a handmade gift all wrapped up in a pretty bow along with a gift card and a thank you card decorated by either Noah or Penelope with a note thanking them for all they do every single day. And let's face it, all our teachers should be getting a thank you card especially in light of last Friday...that still makes me sick to my stomach just thinking about it.
I always have trouble figuring out teacher gifts. I mean, the handmade part anyways. We always give them a gift card because it's always nice to get one of those! The handmade gift though is tough. I want them to be practical or useful and not just some random thing. This year I decided to give them tea towels. Cause everyone could always use a new kitchen towel, right? And a pretty tea towel is always more fun than a plain boring one so I made sets of Chevron Inspired Tea Towels for each teacher. Yeah, for useful and pretty handmade gifts!
Did I tell you I have a new blog sponsor? Well I do, and they are awesome! Sew Fine Fabric is a fabric shop on Etsy with the most fabulous pretty fabrics!! I am in love! Jodi is the owner and fabric selector and let me tell you she truly has Obsessively Selected all the fabrics in her shop like her tag line states! She sent me some chevron goodness and fat quarter pack of some organic pretties from her shop, seriously so many goodies to choose from! The chevron fabrics just spoke 'pretty tea towels' to me...is that weird?
Chevron Inspired Tea Towels
Fabric scraps at least 30 inches in length
Iron and ironing board
Sewing machine and coordinating thread
Pins or wondertape
Pretty and useful!
Hope that helps some of you looking for quick handmade gifts. You still have 5 days until Christmas!
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