Teacher Gifts and stuff
Last night I was highly productive. I made:
- two necklaces
- one wine gift bag, and
- three ring toss bags of rice.
For the necklaces, I used a cute swiss dot print fabric from Chic Fabrics that I bought 2 years ago and based the construction on how I made my sister’s Mother’s day gift.
I used two 54 inch long x 2 inch wide strips for each necklace. I sewed them lengthwise into a tube and added beads and knots to make the necklaces. I finished the ends with knots as well for a super easy finish. They are so cute, I want one now. I think Jack’s nanny wants one too.
Next I whipped up a wine gift bag for the male teacher in Jack’s class. I used Trena’s tutorial again and some fabric from 3 years ago. Deep stash diving. I can’t even remember what I used this fabric for initially. Wow! This time around I made a tube with the same fabric for the tie instead of a ribbon. I like how it turned out!
For Jack’s birthday party this weekend we are kicking it old school with classic party games like a ring toss, Simon Says, Red Light/Green Light and I bought a piñata too! It should be pretty fun. For the ring toss, I made my own little bags of rice for the kids to toss. Super easy. I just used some quilting cotton scraps 5×5 inches and sewed them up leaving a little hole to fill them up with rice. Then I machine stitched the hole closed. Et voilá!
Now I have to make Jack’s Thomas the Train pj’s and make some medals for the winners of the games. I think I need to raid my stash again now. 😉
Happy sewing everyone!