Thursday, 3 December 2009

It's that time of year again ...

... when I lose my grip on reality & decide that something handmade MUST be produced as gifts for the teachers of my children! Why can't I just buy a box of chocolates like normal, sensible parents?
For the last two years (here and here) I have made pencil rolls for our teachers. They have been received with sufficient enthusiasm that I am sticking with basic idea. I have made a start - stationery purchased and fabrics selected. I bought felt tip pens this year rather than pencils (Staedtler Triplus Fineliners from Officeworks if you're interested). I have 24 hours to come up with two rolls. Could be a late night!

16 comments:

  1. Wow! This looks interesting! I can't wait to see what this looks like when you are finished! The teachers must LOVE you!
    Paulette

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  2. So after I sent the last comment I noticed the links to last year's project...SO cute!! I was a grade one teacher for about 25 years and never received anything as cute or as useful!! Lucky teachers! A+
    Paulette

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  3. Hope you are able to get them done quickly. i et they are going to be adorable.

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  4. That is a wonderful gift. What a way to say thank you to your kid's teachers. I'm sure they will be appreciated. I teach 7 and 8 year olds and I think that gift will be memorable.

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  5. good luck! your fabric choices look lovely :)

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  6. Love this idea...looks like this will be a great gift for your child's teacher. I often ask myself the same question...why must I make a gift, why can't I just go buy something like everyone else?!

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  7. Those fineliners are the BEST. Very lucky teachers to receive such a lovely present and handmade! I love the fabric you've chosen too. Go go go! You can do it!

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  8. These are such a fabulous gift for a teacher, they will love them.

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  9. If I don't give you a 24 hour deadline, can I have one too?

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  10. That is just a fantastic idea! I love the colors, I am sure they will too.

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  11. beautiful. I need a teacher gift too. This may be the thing I am looking for. I have made them before in the past, but alwasy for the children. I bet the teacher would love on.

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  12. The fabrics look so pretty laid out like that! Good luck!

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  13. What a great gift..lucky teachers! Any hints on where the pattern is from? Good luck with getting them made...I always rushed at the last minute too.

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  14. Oh I'm so glad it isn't just me! I'm doing exactly the same thing here..panicking about not having enough time to make the teachers gifts...when I know darn well a box of chocolates would be absolutely adequate! :o) LOL...don't worry you are in good company! :o)

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  15. gorgeous! you have such a pretty blog...I love the bright colours in your pencil rolls!!!!

    Corrie:)

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