Christmas time approaching, marks the end of the school year here in Australia. The kids are exhausted and the parents are looking forward to slowing down in the mornings, and then sitting back and enjoying the long summer.
With the end of the school year, it means it’s time for teacher gifts. You may remember an earlier post, with the gift I made for my son’s teacher. If you’d like to see, click THIS LINK.
Well, this week I’ve been busy making little gifts for my daughter’s pre-school (or prep – depending where you live) teachers.
Little miss and I decided on an “Owl” theme this year.
We bought some gorgeous Owl mugs and I’m making little applique mug rugs for her teachers/carers. She has 5 or 6 of them (teachers), so I’m envisioning a lot of appliqueing during the weekend.
Cute isn’t she?
Pinky is my favourite... so far…
And how cute is the mug? I love these surprise finds.
Pinky measures approximately 6.5” square and is fused onto the background and then raw edge appliqued in black cotton.
I attempted some “cloudy” quilting, which in the end didn’t really look like clouds, but gave a great effect with the cloud fabric.
Now, it’s time to meet “Purple Pie”.
Yes, “Purple Pie” is an odd name, but when you ask a 4 year old, you never know what you’re going to get. Let’s just call her PP for short.
PP is a little bit larger and measures approximately 8” square.
I appliqued PP the same way as Pinky but tried to match the threads with the fabric. I’m pleased with my appliqueing (is this a word?) and how close I was able to get to the edges without going over onto the background fabric.
If anyone is interested, I might do a tutorial on one of these mug rugs… when I get them all finished that is... Leave me a comment and let me know.
And now, it’s back to the sewing machine for me.
What sorts of handmade gifts do you give your children’s teachers?
If you’re interested in joining the “blog name” wall hanging / mini quilt swap, please join the Flickr group I started.
Does anyone know how to make buttons? Need a button for the group and when it comes to techy things, I’m pretty illiterate. Thanks.