Sunday, 11 July 2010

One down, two to go

Dinoboy and I had the following conversation early last week ...

Dinoboy: Mummy, are you going to make my teachers some presents for the end of term?
Me: Teachers? I thought you only had one teacher - Miss L.
Dinoboy: Oh yeah - well she's the main teacher for my class but there are two others.
Me: Really?
Dinoboy: Yes. There is Miss T who teaches us Maths and there's Miss C who takes us for Languages.
Me: So what does Miss L do then?
Dinoboy: She takes us for Literacy of course. And she really likes purple.
Me: Okayyyy - so you want me to make presents for all of them?
Dinoboy: Well, it's only fair, isn't it? Maybe you can make them a bag or a purse each. But don't forget, Miss L REALLY likes purple.

I decided to go with zipaway totes this year as teacher appreciation gifts. Here is Miss L's reusable shopping tote.



I paired Alexander Henry's Yui Kokeshi in black with this purple and white dotted cotton.



I love how cute this looks when it's zipped away.



One down, two more to go. I best get a move on as the school year ends the week after next.

5 comments:

  1. The Alexander Henry fabric is just fabulous. One lucky teacher!! Hope you get the others done in time, but I'm guessing you've got this pattern down to a fine art now and that it doesn't take you too long. I always find that when I don't need to look at instructions things go much more quickly!

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  2. Love that fabric!! Great job on the tote and the tute!!
    Angela
    www.sewloquacious.blogspot.com

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  3. Lucky Miss L! Alexander Henry plus purple is definitely a winning combo in my opinion.

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  4. Those are soo cool!! I love how they can be zipped away and I love the fabric!!

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  5. It's certainly easier the more of these I make, Fiona. And this Alexander Henry print is one of my favourites of all time. Missy Moo believes that one of the little dolls is a representation of her.

    Thanks Angela.
    Thanks Clair.
    Thank you Rachel.

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