Snappy Top teacher appreciation

1 05 2011

I’ve had this idea rolling around in my head for appreciating the teachers of T3 & T4.  I was inspired by this etsy site (Pilo.) Ok, I LOVE this Etsy site so check it out.  I started with my snappy top bag tutorial an cut some muslin to the 7×9 size in my tute. I sewed a pink line down the side at 7/8″ and then marked lines an inch from the top and then every 1/2 in. after that until I had 1 in. from the bottom and sewed them blue.  I wrote Mrs. Brown’s name and then used my rusty embroidery skills and embroidered her name.

I assembled the bag per my tutorial with a cute orange polka dot fabric inside.  I’m going to put a pack of gum, some chap stick and maybe some cute alligator clips or pens in the bag.  I still have to make the bag for T4’s teachers, but I wanted to post this first.  I was very excited with the result.

I will also try for a better picture when T1 gets home with her good camera.  Love my iPhone, but the camera just doesn’t cut it.

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2 05 2011
Kira @ Kissingthejoy

I am SO impressed with your creativity! I would have never thought to mimic the notebook paper like that. What a lot of work, but it turned out just adorable. I’m sure Mrs. Brown is going to LOVE it!

2 05 2011
Celeste

such a great tote….
I am new follower from the linking party ar Flamingo Toes…. Wouls love for you to visit my blog.
http://www.touchedbyabutterfly.blogspot.com

2 05 2011
Jules

WOW!!! If I had been blessed with the talent to sew a straight line, I would seriously get myself out of my cozy bed and do this right now. So creative!!! Blessings on you and your family … I am clicking to follow! XOXO jules

4 05 2011
Randi

That is fantastic! What a neat gift … you did a really great job with it.

4 05 2011
Kelli

This is such an adorable idea! I may try to make a few of these for end of the year gifts:)

4 05 2011
kimbowest

linked this up at my facebook!

4 05 2011
Stephanie Lynn

Mandi – This is the cutest thing ever! Totally love it! I am sure any teacher would love this as a gift. Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase – I greatly appreciate it. I have featured this today. Hope you are enjoying your week ~ Stephanie Lynn
http://www.bystephanielynn.com

5 05 2011
Lindsay

Oh My Gosh. I am so in love with this!! This is SO darling, and such a great idea for teachers!!! The snappy bag is very clever (I went to the other post. I assume that the 2 sides of the tape measure just snap into eachother by bending the other way?)
Great job – and such a deserving Under the Table and Dreaming feature:)
Lindsay
craftyladylindsay.blogspot.com

6 05 2011
sarah @ Handbags*N*Pigtails

Oh my gracious this is awesome! I kept wondering where you found the notebook page fabric:) You crafty lady….just fabulous! Thanks for sharing your mad skills with us!

6 05 2011
Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com

Mandi I love this bag!! Such a great idea for a gift. 🙂 Thanks so much for linking it up to Think Pink Sundays! I featured you today: http://www.flamingotoes.com/2011/05/crush-of-the-week-think-pink-features-5/

7 05 2011
Katy Lunsford

Too cute! Thanks.

9 05 2011
SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime

Hi, friend! I’m admiring all your creative posts here so can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers’ Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party 🙂

19 05 2011
Kristol Faucheux

Christian,

Just wanted to share a link to my post where I made these adorable little bags.

http://themagicofordinarythings.blogspot.com/2011/05/teacher-gifts.html

Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Kristol

19 05 2011
4tsmom

I will post a link to yours. I agree the closing is an issue and as I’ve made more of these bags, I’ve adjusted it to make it easier. I will update the tutorial with the tricks I’ve discovered along the way. Thanks again for sharing your link with me.

23 03 2012
Stevi

I could’n’t find an email address to email you. But I have a question about your little make-up bag if you could email me that would be great! jameyandstevi@sbcglobal.net

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Are you selling/shipping these for Christmas?

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