Every year as Christmas rolls closer, I tell myself that next year I will be more organised and start my sewing and shopping earlier...but I don't. And I kind of like that last minute rush - it adds to the festivity in the air. December would be boring without it, right?!
My children have been very blessed to have such wonderful teachers this year, both at school and at church. They put so much time and effort into teaching them and we like to give them a pat on the back and a big thankyou for their efforts.
The zippered pouches we made for Oscar's school teachers last year were very well received, so we did the same for his teachers this year. It's fun to see how well his writing has improved from one year to the next - last year he was copying my writing and this year he wrote straight onto the fabric with my water-erasable pen!And for the children's church teachers, I made them a necklace with matching pair of earrings. These ones are made with satin fabric and the earrings are made from little satin-covered buttons.
These necklaces are pretty much the only ones I wear now - they are very sturdy and can take a lot of tugging and pulling from the kids and are really comfortable. Plus, they don't get tangled in a heap like all of my other necklaces are...probably the main reason I keep reaching for these ones every time!
I might put together a tutorial for these once we get back from our holiday - they are really simple to make!