Friday, June 17, 2011

Thank You For a Great Year Teacher Gift

Little Man N will be spending his last day as a 2nd grader today!
This year flew by so incredibly fast!
And to add to the craziness, Baby M took her first steps last night!
All my babies are growing up waaaaay too fast.
I got sidetracked...back to my topic.

I wanted to make Little Man N's amazing teacher a gift for her "amazing-ness" & for the wonderful job she did.  She was able to make my Little Man a serious learner & that is so fantastic.
Nearly every day he looked forward to attending school & I truly believe he enjoyed going this year.
(Although, he may tell you otherwise if asked.)

I am so proud of his accomplishments & I owe so much of those accomplishments to his teacher.
With her guidance, patience, love for teaching & perseverance, Little Man N was able to reach goals that were thought to be unreachable in a short amount of time.

Here is what I made for her...

I have to apologize for the crummy photos.  I finished the tote bag during the evening hours which means horrible lighting.

I made a simple tote bag, but to make it unique, I sewed the fabric to look like notebook paper.
Super-cool, right?
I got my inspiration here & here.

I then appliqued an apple & embroidered my son's teacher's name to the front of the bag.
On the backside I embroidered a heart, my son's initials & the year.

This tote bag is also reversible!

I added  pockets for pens, markers, pencils or whatever.
I only did the pocket thing on one side & I am now wishing I had added pocket to both sides of the bag.
Oh well.

I am really digging the "notebook paper" fabric.
I can't wait to do more with it!
So, overall I am happy with how it turned out & hope she likes it.

Thank you, Ms. Morrill!
You are truly amazing & wonderful!

Happy, happy Friday!


**I'll be linking up to some fantastic parties!**


  1. Amy, super cute teacher idea! I've seen that stitching technique to look like writing paper before but haven't tried it myself yet. Your son's teacher is going to love it! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Found this on Creation Corner....what a wonderful idea - and it seems like any teacher would like it (i always worry i'll make something the teacher won't like). Thanks for sharing! Oh, I also have a Little Man N :)

  3. I love it! What a wonderful gift for any teacher. Functional and darling. Thanks for sharing! <3

  4. This is such a great use of the notebook paper fabric idea. I love that you added your son's initials... too sweet. Fantastic project and a wonderful and thoughtful gift.

  5. i like the paper fabric too. nice job!

  6. What a great teacher gift!! I love that the bag is reversible too!

    Thanks for linking @'Sew Cute Tuesday'!

  7. This is such an awesome teacher gift! Love the notebook paper fabric and that it is reversible! How clever! Hope you will share with my Pink Hippo Party @

  8. What a fantastic gift for the teacher. I'm sure the teacher will treasure it for a long time to come. Well done!

  9. It is adorable! You did such a great job.

    ~ Sarah

  10. This is so clever. I love that it is reversible! Now I want to make me one!

  11. wow! This looks great! What a great gift for a teacher! I found your blog through a link party and LOVE it! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!

  12. I use to teach, I would love to have recieved this. So nice.

    I am just reminding everyone about tonights link party that runs Friday evening through Mondays!
    I also have an ongoing give away link party now too.
    Hope to see you soon.
    come strut your stuff

  13. I love this! Thanks so much for sharing with my Pink Hippo Party.. can't wait to see what you share next week!
    p.s. You are soo lucky your son had a wonderful teacher.. it makes all the difference in the world!

  14. Stunning gift ideas about teacher gift nice collections of gift you use.