Sunday, July 10, 2011

teacher gifts

I whipped these dishmats up the night before the last day of school.  I love a quick, easy and unique teacher gift. In another life when I taught school, the handmade heartfelt gifts were always my favorite.  I hoped my daughters PreK teachers would feel the same way. 
Dishmat #2

I reeeeeeeeeeaally wish I'd ordered some more of this Meadowsweet 2.  Sandi Henderson, if you ever read this, I love you for making such amazing fabric.
dishmat #1

And thanks again Kim for the amazing chenille.    If fabric addiction were illegal we'd both be in jail. Kim is my 'supplier'.

This time I put some cotton batting in the middle to give it some heft and absorbency.  Then a little stippling and a super easy rustic serged edge.
all wrapped up!

And you don't really need any wrapping paper for presentation.

8 crafty mcCrafters commented:

sewtakeahike said...

What sweet gifts, Amy! I know you're the one who inspired me to make a couple of these for myself and I use them all the time. I really love the meadowsweet2 fabric you've used!

Kelly O. said...

what size did you make these? what a great idea!

Sara @ Sew Sweetness said...

So beautiful! I do agree about the Meadowsweet, it's so lovely!

Jenniffier said...

The serged edge, I mean Rustic edge is a wonderful idea. When I made one of these I had the worst time flipping it right side out and then stitching it down again.

Kim said...

LOL! I am here to enable you Missy :o) You were right...those are my next year's project!!!! I love them!!!!

Karen said...

I would like to order some of these...

Di~ said...

These look great, but how do you use them? They are a dish mat? Is that like a place mat? Thanks for letting me ask questions!:)

Sally said...

These look great and I agree that the teachers will have surely loved them. Do you use them instead of a dish drainer? Just curious.

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