Teachers Gifts…

Where did the time go?  I can’t believe F has completed his first year of school, it only seems yesterday that he first put his uniform on for the first time and trotted off to class.

Still, it calls for teachers gifts and luckily we only needed to make three (and that’s including pre-school).  So first up I made lavender birds for F’s teachers.  He chose the fabric (oh, you have no idea how long that took) and the ribbons and I think did quite well, although I nearly wept whilst cutting into my new Tana Lawn, considering the price.

I also made jam with help from the boys.  I took photos and had planned a concertina style card similar to Father’s Day but the light was very bad and the kitchen a bit of a tip.  I’d planned to make nice stitched tops for the jars too, but ran out of time; besides, what more would their teachers want than to spend breakfast looking at my adorable two 😉

The boys each had a £5 budget to spend and chose these fabulous notebooks from Sarah Waterhouse , I will admit to giving them a limited choice here, otherwise they would have both picked Ben 10 figures.

Everything was packaged in the usual Linen Cat style using supplies I already have and each of the boys made a card, with a little help from me (not photographed as it all got a bit last-minute).

So, as of the weekend, the boys will be around for a whopping six weeks.  C has allowed me to sew all morning (I’m ironing little linen waistcoats to within an inch of their lives right now) and is happily playing with his toys next to me, it will be very different with F around as well but we’ll manage.

Apologies, as I haven’t replied to any comments left on the last post yet, it’s quite busy here with all the ‘last week’ activities but I’m hoping for a little blog catch-up time over the weekend.

Lastly, the lovely folk at Folksy have just blogged an interview I did for their Shop Talk series, it came out on a pretty stressful day and really cheered me up, there are some great Sellers interviewed so far and I’m very pleased to be one of them so do check them all out.