Saturday, May 22, 2010

Activity Bag

It's been so long since I've posted anything, that I believe the crickets are starting to chirp!  I have many projects in different stages of completion, but none complete just yet.  So, I figured that I would share a project that I made in February for a little friend's birthday, and I will tell you where to find the free tutorial if you want to make one too.  I used a Moda charm pack (Cherry-Oh!) to create this bag, which meant no cutting all those little squares!  My friend says that her daughter loves this bag and gets compliments on it all the time.  I'll have to admit, it was hard to part with it (my daughter, Hannah was drooling when she saw it!).  To make a great gift, just fill it with coloring books, paper, crayons, and markers.  I think most kids would be pretty excited to get this gift!

To make this bag, visit the blog "Moda Bake Shop" and search "Child's Activity Bag."   Just click on the button located in my left column.  Have fun! 

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Teacher Appreciation

We have had crazy weather here..major flooding, and I do mean major!  Thankfully, our home was not affected, but all around us suffered damage.  We were stuck at home for a few days, and even now, some of my favorite shopping places are underwater.  One good thing about cloudy, gloomy days is that I am more apt to do something crafty inside.  SWAK Embroidery sent this idea in a newsletter last year, and I thought it was cute but I couldn't get any cans in time for Teacher Appreciation Day.  This year I was ready!

Here are some cute, easy planters made out of large veggie cans (Coffee cans were suggested, but now they don't come with a peel-off label.). 

All you have to do is embroider a design of your choice onto a scrap of fabric, cut it out with pinking shears, and glue it onto the can.  I filled them with Gerbera daisies.  Very simple, and very cute!  I am going to attach little notes that say, "Thanks for Helping Me Grow" on them.

This one is for Aidan's preschool teacher...

...and this one is for Hannah's teacher...

I hope they like them!  I may have to make one for our porch...


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