Need a quick gift? How about one of those daily Teacher Appreciation gifts??
I’m a total rookie at the Teacher Appreciation present thing.. Our kid is only two!! So unlike all those other overly prepared blog Moms, I’ve failed miserably at creating unique, hand-made daily gifts for his daycare ladies. Well, there’s always next year!
If you were here earlier this week, I finally plugged in my Silhouette machine and made “Hello Cali” swag bags for a recent girls trip. While I started the project a little late and with only two days until departure, it was weirdly fun trying to figure out my Cameo – the software, downloading images from the online store and actually using the materials and machine.. Agh!
I made 13 bags for our trip. I bought the bags [ I know, I know.. I should have sewn my own..] and printed on them using freezer paper and fabric paint from the Tulip brand. However, I had a very hard time throwing out all the little hello bits.
I’ve used freezer paper to print on fabric for quite some time.. But this time around, each lovely little hello was cut to perfection and I knew they would come in handy one day.
I am in LOVE the reverse design. Keep all your bits, you never know what can happen… Even my husband thought it was cool and started giving me pointers on different approaches and techniques to take with my little hello.
I still have 12 hellos to go, so you will be seeing more designs from this wonderful word.
That’s it for today.. More of an inspirational post than anything. But I have to say that I am in love with my new Cameo. If you need a few tips and tricks on freezer paper and your Silhouette machine, head over to The Thinking Closet – Lauren is a master at this stuff and has great tutorials to get you started..
I promise to get back to sharing sewing tutorials soon. Until next week, happy sewing!