>> Wednesday, May 25, 2011
I had the opportunity to spend some time talking with Nani's teacher while we were on a recent school field trip. I learned that Nani's class was her first class - ever. She is an amazing teacher and did an amazing job with the kids this year. I wanted to do something special to mark the end of her first year of teaching.
While browing craft blogs one night, I came across this site - Twin Stitchers. They have these adorable patterns that you trace, stitch, and then color on muslin fabric. I just loved their products and ordered the family tree pattern. I knew I didn't have enough time to stitch the whole thing - plus I wanted this to be something that Nani did. So instead, I thought we'd just trace the whole thing in crayon and then color in as needed.
|Pattern - traced on muslin fabric with a permanent fabric pen|
|Starting to trace outlines with crayon|
|Helping out Nani when her arms got tired|
|Doing most of the work by herself|
When we were done, we went out to JoAnn Fabric to find a frame and mat. The finished fabric was a little too big for a standard mat, so the nice framing lady custom cut one for us for $3. Then we found a great red frame for 50% off! When all's said and done - I stayed under my $30 budget of a year-end teacher gift!
I think I'm more excited to give it to her than Nani is!