Friday, October 28, 2011

Teacher Appreciation Day

Hi all,

Today, in Queensland anyway, is Teacher Appreciation Day. A day to say thank you for being a great teacher.

My son has 2 teachers that share the week and a teacher aide who is there all the time. So I needed 3 quick and easy presents…nothing too over the top.

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I got the idea for fabric bookmarks from here. But of course I had to make them scrappier.

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You can use up some left over charm squares for these. For the flowers I used 4 matching fabrics and used the leftovers for the bookmark. So you would only need 5 charm squares per bookmark! And a piece of heavy interfacing.

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The flowers come from a book called Kanzashi in Bloom, but I have just found a tutorial here for you.

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I used metal buttons that you cover yourself. You can get the kits from the Haby Goddess. It is the first time I have used them and I am so in love…super easy to make and don’t they match so well?

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The bookmarks measure 10” x 2” and the flowers are 2” across diameter.

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Anonymous said...

How did you make those, we need three presents for Sophie's Kindy teachers

Anonymous said...

Don't worry about me, only saw the pictures and have now read your post, thank I will make some of those.


Karen said...

Seriously cool bookmarks. The teachers will love them.
I have that book but cant get at it just yet.

Janet said...

I bet the teachers are going to appreciate these, they're perfect for a small gift. I know my DD will appreciate making these so I'll pass it on. The flowers are the icing on the top!

Quiltjane said...

They are lovely. What a wonderful way to show your appreciation for your teachers.

Oops-Lah said...

Those bookmarks are awesome! I bet the teachers LOVED them!

Anonymous said...

I am sure that the teachers will be very pleased. The flowers are wonderful and love the covered buttons.

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Elyte said...

Great idea Jess, just perfect for the teachers.

Kirsten said...

Love these bookmarks Jess. I will have to make one for mum for Christmas!! Nice to meet another Aussie blogger to:)

Toni said...

We certainly did love them! They were our favourite presents, because they were handmade. Thanks Jessica

Jodie @ The Haby Goddess said...

What a gorgeous gift Jess! Perfect for end of year teacher gifts too.

Thank you for giving the link to the button kits - they're a little addictive aren't they :)