Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Teacher gifts...

It's good to be back, though I do feel overwhelmed with all I need to catch up on in blogland. I haven't checked out my blog friends in so long, I feel like I'm out of touch with the world ;p

But I'll take baby steps and start with tiny posts of things I need to share on my own blog. Here are two teacher gifts I made for the end of the school year....

The first was for my youngest daughter's 6th grade teacher. I normally stop with gifts at elementary school, because by middle and high school, they just have too many teachers for me to give to them all. But my daughter was especially fond of this teacher, so we made her a quilted name banner to hang in her room. I guess she really liked it because she took it around to all the other teacher's rooms to show it off, with my daughter in tow. She told her it was the best thing she had received in her 22 years of teaching :) You can't really tell in the pic, but it was quite large, close to 4feet long.

And then I made this small lap/car quilt for another favorite teacher. She taught my 3rd grader this year and she had my 2 daughter's before him(she actually asks for my kids to be in her class, which they really aren't supposed to do, shhhh!)

Right now I'm in the process of drawing patterns for a special gift for a soon to be 4yr old girl who's party is on Saturday. My 2nd youngest son is invited to her party. I'll share the finished gift in another post. Crossing my fingers that it comes out as cute as it is in my head!

Have a lovely day,


Ps, I've tried to reply to comments via email, but I don't think it goes through. Does blogger not work like typepad?


  1. Both gifts are so cute!

    I love the lap quilt....

  2. Welcome back Tiff, sure have missed you and your crafty side! lol

  3. Good to hear from you again Tiff. Hope all is well with you and your family. What wonderful and precious gifts you have given to your childrens teachers. Normally everything they get these days is store bought. I bet they really appreciated the time that went into the things you made for them.
    Hope to hear from you again soon.

  4. If I give you my address, would you ship me a few ounces of your creativity?? PLEASE!!! I LOVE your blog, your talent and mothering skills amaze me. Any teacher would be thrilled to receive thsoe gifts. So sweet of you. Glad to see you posting again.

  5. The shop has opened. Today was the grand opening. The actual ad will be in the paper next week. I got some great comments. I was very happy. The nice lady from dogtrot blog stopped by and bought a few things. It was so nice meeting everyone today. The hours are wed and fri 10 - 5 thurs 10 -7 and Sat 10 - 3. Hope to see you sometime. In the meantime, what are the directions to your house, what time do you open? I am looking forward to it, I know that I will like your stuff. love seeing the new photos of Mason, such a cutie.

  6. WoW! I've been off my blog for a few months. And had no idea of all the changes you've gone through!!! Congratulation re Mason!!!! I'm so happy for you. Your blog always brings me rest and inspiration!! So glad you are back. :)

  7. Very sweet quilts. As far as your blogger question goes, I've found that if you go to the your layout page, then click on comments, you'll get your comments preference page. Down at the bottom is where they ask where you want the comments sent. Put in your email address and then all of your comments will be sent there. You can just hit reply to email them. Some of them do have "non-reply" which means they don't have their email address listed. Many do though, so this is an easy way to write back. If this doesn't make sense, email me at


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