Our family makes gift giving easy - we decided several years ago to create "wish lists" in order to guide each other to the things we needed and wanted. It's streamlined the holiday season, and eliminates a great deal of stress.
But every year I still struggle with how to thank some of the other wonderful people in our lives - neighbors, friends, and our ever-amazing teachers. What is the right touch of homemade, useful, and fun that will fit into our budget? This year I was happy to find a balance that really worked for us where teacher gifts are concerned.
retro-mama, and were so fun and simple to put together. I was lazy and didn't use the adhesive behind the appliques, but they seemed to be well affixed with the stitching and didn't move around too much. I had pinned them quite a while back, and this was the perfect use for them. Now I just need to make one for myself!
A great bonus of this project was the budget-friendly nature. The ornaments and handwarmers were made from materials I had already in the scrap bin in the sewing room. I only purchased the caramel sauce - and that is well worth it! Plus it supports a small local business that I adore. A win-win for all. I just hope their teachers enjoyed them.