Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Teacher Appreciation Week

It's Teacher Appreciation week here in Texas. I'm not sure if it's nationwide, but it should be. I'm the coordinator for t.a. at HRH's preschool. Basically, I make sure the students and parents keep the teachers knee deep in snacks, gift cards, flowers, etc., all week. Right now, I'm mid-40 bag monogramming. The picture is horrid for some reason, but you get the gist of it:

These bags are really big and bulky, so I have to sit in the dining/sewing (LOL) room while they stitch out, and at 30 minutes a pop, I have LOTS of free time for sewing! I've gotten twirl skirts, pillowcase-ish dresses, ankle-length beach skirts done. SO exciting! And I've had this fabric :

for a few months now. I just love love love it. It's Heather Ross, of course. I'd LOVE to get my hands on some of her goldfish in the bags, too, lol. Anyway, I never could decid what to do with it, b/c I didn't have enough to make both of the girls little sundresses, so today, I finally bit the bullet and made this for the Hurricane:

I think I'll use the rest and make HRH a twirl skirt, she has an orange shirt I can do something with surely! Maybe tonight while I'm finishing up these bags (God willing). We'll see!


Flo said...

I love that dress! I sew on a very limited basis, but would love to learn more skills one day! Did you teach yourself??

A is for Angela said...

I want to order one of everything you make! Seriously.

BTW: is it too much to do Emerie's nap mat. I can seriously look for one online, Juli. it will not hurt my feelings. I don't want you to be overwhelmed with everyone's "wants."

Just let me know

Juli said...

Ang, no, after this week, I'll be making Emerie's :) It will only take me about an hour once I find her perfect fabrics!! I'm looking forward to it, I think it's going to be darling.

Flo, I started out quilting, then once I had the girls, I would see something cute at a craft fair or somewhere, like a t-shirt dress, etc., and think "I could make that, right?" There are TONS of online tutorials for easy little things, I'll try to post a few today during a monogramming break :)

lovingzachandtaylor said...

OMgosh, your stuff is always so cute Juli! I am super jealous, as all I can do is sew on a button! Those bags are just darling, the teachers will LOVE them.

Regi S. said...

You sure can show appreciation :) The dress is just adorable !

*~~*Inger*~~* said...

I know I've seen HR goldfish over at www.sewmamasew.com I love her 70's banana seat bikes print and her VW bus print too!