First of all a HUGE thank you to Marie at Westpine Creations, for working with me to provide this prize pack. I really like that this pack would suit a new or experienced tatter, and Marie also kindly added a few bits and bobs to the standard pack for our prize. Congratulations to our 100 likers random prize pack winner Teresa! Teresa has already put her new kit to use and has sent me some photos of the pack and her work, a lovely butterfly. Next year I will be changing the format a little of the random giveaways, the next one will be at 150 likers on the FB page. To be in the draw, simply like the ‘One mad tatter’ facebook page.
I was reading Retro-Mummy’s blog the other day and enjoyed seeing the quilt that she made for her daughter’s teacher. The quilt is beautiful and the effort that has gone into it I am sure, would be appreciated by the teacher. I still have gifts given to me by my students (except the chocolate, I ate that!), all had great thought put into them.
When LT started school last year I decided to make a tatted item for his teacher each year. This year he had 2 teachers, so I started working on bookmarks in August. LT chose the pattern, Nancy Tracey’s Sunflowers, and I set about making them. I have also been trying motif patterns from vintage books to use as necklace pendants. I wore one to school a week or so ago and one of his teachers admired it, so I decided to make these as well.
We gave the teachers their gifts this week, and they were very well received, with both teachers seen wearing the pendants for the remaining school term! LT was very excited. There were also the usual questions about how they were made and was it crochet :). I did a couple of quick demonstrations with a project I carry in my handbag. You may notice I made three bookmarks, and this is so I can have a bit of a stockpile of bookmarks for gifts throughout the year in 2013. With the success of the pendants, I might make some of those too.
I wonder what crafts you give as gifts to teachers, friends and relatives? Or what you may like to receive?
Wishing everyone and Merry Christmas and happy and safe holiday season.