Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Teacher Appreciation 2011

There were a lot of these made:


Which got braided into these:


I tried my hand at these:


And learned that my hot glue turns yellow when dried…ah well:


All of the above to make these:



I LOVE these bags! I can only hope that the teachers loved them as much as I do! 

The pattern didn’t turn out exactly like I envisioned it; it needs a bit more tweaking before I share it with everyone—but the shape and overall size turned out great.

The inside only ended up with one pocket:


In the next version I may add a bit more in terms of pocket spaces…still a work in progress.

I had such a great time working on this pattern and all these bags! I’m planning a version for myself as well…and am thinking I need to start naming my patterns. Right now they are filed under: “teacher (insert year)”—not much fun and not easy to remember which one is which…

Overall, I’m glad I tried my hand at pattern making again—I learned a lot about drafting patterns for last year’s bags (here and here) and learned even more form this years (preschool teacher wristlets and totes)!

I hope all our teachers are enjoying their new bags!  Summer vacation officially starts today! 

WooHOO!

8 comments:

The Mama said...

These look great, I wish I knew how to sew. Really pretty!

Jenn Erickson said...

New follower by way of the Creative Bloggers hop at Homemaker on a Dime! So pleased to meet you.

Your bags turned out beautifully! What lucky teachers. I love the way that the striped fabric looks on the braids and the rosettes. Well done!

Best, Jenn/Rook No. 17

Melissa said...

I love them! So cute, and the braids are adorable. I'm going to try to braid now. I'm a new follower from Homemaker on a Dime's blog hop. If you want to increase your Facebook and Twitter following, come link up today at my hop: http://www.meldreamsoften.com/2011/06/2-for-tuesday-week-4.html

Lianne said...

What cute totes! I love them! You did a really excellent job!

www.thestewartestate.blogspot.com

mmbear said...

Hi! I stopped by from the Blog Hop and now a new follower thru GFC. I did not see a FB badge so if you need me to come back for that, let me know. I would love a follow back also when you get a chance. I know with the holiday it will be hectic so take your time, no rush. Happy 4th of July and see ya soon!

Mary@http://www.mmbearcupoftea.com

Andie said...

I think I collect bags like many people collect shoes. Love your different styles and designs on this page! I'm a new follower from the "you like me" hop
Ours+His+Mine=Nine!"

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

I love this! This is so pretty!
Follow me back on GFC and link to the French Obsession party! This is super!
Xo
http://lechateaudesfleurs.blogspot.com/

Jenn said...

Great tote. It turned out so good and looks a little different than your average tote bag. I LOVE it!

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