Friday, December 20, 2013

Teacher gifts this year

 This year I got my game on with teacher gifts. Each year in the past I've sucked and not done home made anything...because I've been so overwhelmed with all the other projects I have to get done. So instead of failing, I just haven't attempted in years past.

NOT.THIS.YEAR.
This year I actually started in November the process of making the teacher gifts. The idea was that I could just get it done and out of the way.
Well of course things go south over here whenever I make a plan, so I found myself finishing the teacher gifts I started in November oh like just yesterday. You know, the day before the last day of school before the winter break.
So see? Even though I've been overwhelmed with everything else all I had to do was finish what I started over a month ago...
And that my friends...is me being on top of my game.
I'll take it.
 I used American Janes awesome Pot Luck ruler fabric. And used my Color Block zipper pouch
And even the inside of the pouch is cute with matching brown ruler fabric.
I included inside of each the zipper pouches, hand sanitizer and festive lotion (cause the dry hands you get from trying not to get sick from all the germ infested noisemakers they have to deal with daily) and some candy. (not shown and I promise it wasn't because I ate it)
(ps the other one was an experiment one that I let the kids help sew, didn't turn out as pretty but it was still made into a gift. I figured it has the "my little student helped make it" charm) 
Perhaps, if I start now for next years teacher gifts...I might actually get those done, and HEY, maybe I could even try to make family members something handmade as well. 
But that's just crazy talk. 
Also this last week, I tried to get my kids to take A FREAKING PICTURE for oh, I don't know Christmas cards/kids group shot because we've not had one in at least two years/give to grandparents or whatever...and this is just a snippet of what they dished out to me.
They are boogers.
That is all.
We'll talk soon.

16 comments:

Alexis Middleton said...

Hahaha... that last picture. So funny!

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I love these vanity bags, especially that they have a wonderful fabric! I just love it! :))

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The Cozy Pumpkin said...

Lovely! I would have loved that gift when I was a teacher…especially the student made one!!! Thanks for bringing some fun to 2013! Your blog always gives me a good chuckle. Merry Christmas!!!

Anna said...

Your real life pictures make my real life seem almost normal. Thanks for sharing! There are days when I think every family but mine is well behaved.

Anna said...

Your bags are super cute. I

Miwako said...

I want to be your kids' teacher! LOL!

Kay said...

Wonderful gifts. I used to be a teacher and would really have appreciated something hand made like this instead of 30 boxes of chocolates.

A.J. Dub. (Amy) said...

So cute! I love these. This was similar to my plan for the teachers this year only with school supplies like dry erase markers. I like the lotion and sanitizer fillers. I will have to add those to my list.

FYI That little bottle is actually Aloe Vera gel, not hand sanitizer. :)

Renae said...

Our Christmas card had to be 3 separate pics of the 7 of us 'cuz we couldn't get it all together while together. There was always someone in every pic that "ruined" it. I feel your pain.

V and Co. said...

ACK!!!! well darn it! i sent them with aloe vera gel and not hand sanitizer! hahaha!!

Meg said...

Those are pretty sweet teacher gifts! I wish I were so lucky...HS teachers rarely get the standard holiday gift, at least not at the schools I have taught at! Not that I'm complaining, but it's nice to feel appreciated when you're dealing with surly teenagers during daylight hours.

sonia said...

I agree with Meg, HS teacher too a not a gift! Oh well! Love that someone cares, though. Lovely pouches and really funny family picture!

Sherri McConnell said...

I LOVE the picture of your kids. It's adorable...Merry Christmas!

Denny1600 said...

I LOVE the bags that you made. And the picture of your boogers, er kids, is pretty darned special. Show that to their dates when they're older. At least one stood still . . .

Nana-Bob said...

Love those fabrics and bags! So cute! The picture of your kids should be your Christmas picture, just sayin', lolololol.

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