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Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Teacher Appreciation

End of Term Treats

As this academic year draws to a close, it's time to get stitching and crafting to remember all those hardworking individuals who make such a difference to the world of our children.  

Alice requested a little handbag mirror, made using my trusty badge machine for her teacher.  I based the cute applique on the 'Apple Thanks' digital stamp which available exclusively at Handmade Harbour. 

It's such a versatile design and looks equally gorgeous when used in paper crafting, as this fabulous card expertly demonstrates.  It was made by the very talented Teresa over at The Fat Cactus, a beautiful blog well worth visiting.

George wanted a string of bunting for his French teacher who has had the pleasure(?) of teaching him for the last two years.  He reports that she always goes the extra mile for her pupils, and has even been known to bring in enough home-made crepes for the entire class!

We found some lovely fabric which was absolutely perfect for what we wanted, as it features various French patisserie recipes, including pancakes and crepes.  Another plus point was the black background, which will complement any colour scheme, and also shouldn't need washing too often when hung in a busy classroom or steamy kitchen!

In order to use the fabric as economically as possible some flags are actually upside down but they still look pretty cute and really rather shabby chic.   Bunting always makes a perfect gift and I posted a nice and simple tutorial here should you fancy whipping up some up for yourself. 

George then designed and printed an elegant bag topper to use as packaging, which I inked and glittered.

Thank you to all the wonderful teachers who have touched the life of my children!


  1. The bunting is gorgeous I love the colours! Where did you find the fabric?

  2. Totally amazing gifts! Lucky, lucky teachers! Jxo

  3. Maravillosos trabajos,
    la tela de las recetas me parece ideal, me gusta mucho
    Dónde has conseguido la tela, me gustaría hacer un delantal ;)

    un abrazo

  4. Lovely, lovely gifts. Your childrens' teachers will be delighted. xx

  5. What wonderful gifts. The fabric you've used for the bunting is fantastic and the handbag mirror is really pretty. I bet their teachers were thrilled with them.
    Ali xx

  6. What wonderful gifts. They look so professional too, I hope the teachers realized you had made them.

  7. Just back from a wee holiday and doing some blog catchup. Your bunting is fab, what a lovely gift to receive and I love the mirror too, super gifts. Xx

  8. What thoughtful children you have! I'm sure their teachers will love the gifts x

  9. I love love love the bunting, the yellow gingham really compliments it too. What lucky teachers. :)

    Jan x

  10. oh! I love that "packaging" idea for the Bunting! - And the Bunting, too!!

  11. There are some very lucky teachers who are receiving those gifts, so much care and thought (as well as time and effort) have gone into those gorgeous things. I've just checked out your bunting tutorial too, it makes perfect sense to do it like that, so thanks for sharing.

  12. Great gifts for some great teachers. They will love those presents.