Christmas is coming faster than I can fathom. Where has this year gone? The first half of December was spent studying & stressing for my certification test to become a Certified Surgical Technologist again. I was a bad girl & let my certification expire. Oops! Put me on the naughty list! Luckily all my studying paid off & I passed! So now work can call me & ask me to work anytime! I need the money because our fridge is acting very erratic & needs to be replaced. Also, our car (the one my husband drives to work everyday) has been having some issues, so we looked at our options & decided to get something new. New is not something we would normally even consider, but there was a great deal we found that we couldn’t pass up. So we are now the
nervous proud new owners of a Jeep Compass. Yikes! I want to be super excited about it, but truth is, I’m nervous. REALLY nervous. We had a new vehicle once before. It was a heartbreaking mess. It got scratched, we couldn’t afford it, & then we had to sell it. I LOVED that thing. So after that experience I said I would NEVER buy a new vehicle again. This just goes to show that things change. I am getting used to the idea. I will try my hardest to relax & enjoy the new Jeep. I promise.
Moving on…. I made some stuff for the teachers who spend their days with my kids. Wanna see?!!
This is for W’s 4th grade teacher, who happens to be a man. W helped me pick the fabric & did a great job choosing fabrics that are masculine & well suited for a teacher!
This one is for T’s kindergarten teacher. T helped pick the fabric & liked the animal one because it had a zebra on it (their school mascot).
I used this fabric bag tutorial which was great! I plan to make more! The coaster/place mat thing is called a mug rug. It’s like a big coaster to put your cup of coffee on, with enough room for your snack. Because really, what’s coffee or tea without a snack? I also included some chocolates, dry erase markers, post-it notes, peppermint hot cocoa, & a box of my favorite tea (Good Earth Original, YUM!!!). The boys really have wonderful teachers this year. I hope they enjoy their treats!
I’ve also been working on my niece’s stocking. I’m close to being done! It WILL be done by Christmas. Yesterday while I worked on it, T wanted to help. So I made him a little quilt sandwich, let him dig through my tiny scraps & let him pick some pieces & lay them out to make a ticker tape quilt for his stuffed skeleton (named Bones! Cute, right?). I still have to sew the pieces on but this is what he did…
I love that most of the fabrics he picked are blue & green, he was SUPER excited to find the owls, & he loved the overlapping, craziness he created. I want to straighten it all up & make it neat, but I will resist the urge & sew it together like this. Because he loves it. He can’t wait for Bones to have his very own quilt.