back to school-in 7 days!

Monday, August 9, 2010 |
(but who is counting?)
here in utah, we have year round school at most elementary schools. it is a pretty sweet deal. 9 weeks of school, then a 3 week break. right when you start to get tired of the daily get-up-get-kids-fed-and-out-the-door-by-8am routein, you get 3 weeks off to sleep in, go to the zoo, get drs appointments in. the right when you are getting tired of the kids and their fighting-it is time to head back to school!
i think it is brillant!
so although 3 'tracks' have been on for 2 weeks, we head back on the 16th.
im ready.
on the first day of school, i always send some supplies in with my kids. kleenex is always in there. not only do schools still use that yucky, rough, scratchy tissues-my kids (especially my 9 year old), used them alot. sometimes they end up in gift bags, but being crafty this year, i MADE cloth, reuseable gift bags.
first i grabbed some fabric (im useing this ticking for mr draper) and just wrapped it around the supplies. pretty low tech.
next i cut and sewed it up the side and bottom. no photo needed, right?
then i stood the bag upright with the supplies inside the pinned where i wanted the miter seam to be. i actually KNEW that term before today-thank you mrs lane!
i sewed the miter seam, turned the bag right side out and this is what it looks like from the inside.
and from the outside...

aaahhhhh-can you think of a prettier way to kiss up to your new teachers?

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JHill said...

Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party this week!

Sassy Sites! said...

Love this idea!! and YEEHAW for school starting! Ours starts tomorrow!! :)

Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun said...

so cute! Our school doesn't start until sept!!!! we'll see if my kids can make it unscathed.

Brianna! said...

Im going to keep this in the nutshell
my mom always gets my little brothers teachers gifts.
Sooo she will LOVE this


Terrell said...

Oh this is fabulous!!! I'm loving your blog and I'm so excited to be your newest follower! I would also like to invite you to my link party/giveaway every Friday at FrouFrouDecor! I love new friends and hope to see you there!
~Terrell @ FFD~

Heather said...

What a cute idea. I love the blue ticking! My guys won't start school for a little while yet, but this is definitely going in the idea file.

Thanks for linking up!

AUDRA said...

Cool idea! I can't wait til my kids are old enough to go to school!
Thanks for linking up to socialize with me Monday til Sunday.

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