Sunday, June 7, 2009

Quick and Easy Teacher Gift!

Hi all! Hope you had a fabulous weekend. Friday was the kiddos last day of school which meant--- a way to thank the men and women who spent a good chunk of their year trying to make my kids smarter! ;-)

I found some fun papers at Hobby Lobby, a twill ribbon that looked like a ruler and also found some Jolee's stickers that would also be fun to add to my project. Then..... I headed over to the jar/container aisle at HL and found a fun jar. From there - it was just cutting and gluing to come up with this combo!

Could this be any easier?? I took some of the scraps to make a card and then added a punched edge, the ribbon and another one of the Jolee stickers. The dark grey paper doesn't show very well, but it looks like chalk board in real life.

Here's a closeup of the jar. It's full of mini candy bars - which Ellie's teacher said was her fave!

And, this was the top!

So, a fun way to tell a Kindergarten teacher that they are just the best! I felt bad. Tonight as we were putting Ellie to bed, she got HUGE tears in her eyes and I looked at her and said - "What's wrong sweetie??" She said, I'm going to miss Mrs. Studer!! Wow. Most kids are excited about summer vacation. My girl is having some separation issues! Poor thing!

I guess this weekend was a continuation of the easy peasy projects! I stopped into Jo Ann Fabrics and found a baby quilt kit for a whopping $17.00!! This one was darling it has some really fuzzy soft brown fabric, pink satin and then pink, green and hot pink patterns. I got home, cut it up, sewed it back together and added a backing on in...... 3 hours! It turned out so cute! The photo isn't the best. The dark fabric almost looks black but honestly -- it's like a chocolate brown. I am going to get some fun embroidery thread and hand tie it this week. It's going to be donated to an auction that my mom is helping to put on as a fundraiser to send foster kiddos to camp.
Ok.. I'm a bit too chatty today! Hope life is well in your corner of the world and I will see you back here soon!


Janine said...

Hey Julie!! Great teacher's gift and the quilt is beautiful!!

The Rubber Maid said...

All of the above are very cute projects. Looks like you put your time to work quite well. I will look into those quilt kits. Thanks for joining in. Mom

Cindy Haffner said...

Perfect Julie, excellent work!!!

tina werner said...

great idea julie! i might have to make a few of these up for my girls teachers... thanks for sharing :)

Alex said...

That teacher's gift set is fabulous and your quilt is gorgeous Julie! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Viv (VivLyn) said...

The teacher's gift came out great! Super job on the quilt...very cute colors!!

Silke said...

This was a great gift idea for the teachers - Julie!!! It's super cute!!! Enjoy your summer!!!

Your quilt rocks too :)!!! ~S~

Diane said...

Neat idea for the teacher! Super cute,and the quilt is so lovely!
Btw,I rec'd your sweet card today!
You're awesome girl,THANKS A BUNCH!
You made my day today...Hugs to you!

Leslie Miller said...

Gosh, Julie, I see so many fabulous cards and projects here today! What a great shopping trip you had. Love your teacher gift -- so cute! And the quilt...three hours? Amazing! Such ambition you have!

dpkennedy said...

What adorable gifts! I love that ruler ribbon with the gingham together! Your quilt is lovely too-and a wonderful donation! I wish I could quilt!

mochamama said...

ooouuu, awesome gift, makes me wish I was a teacher!