Sunday, June 12, 2011

Teacher Gifts


These "book bags" were inspired by Elizabeth's mini bookshelf quilt
and Amy's library pillow --
I liked their projects so much, and thought this "bookshelf" idea
would work perfectly for a bag!

I couldn't think of a more perfect gift for the AMAZING teachers
 who taught my little girls to read!


I added pockets along the back side of the bag,
and on the inside, too -- for library cards and reading lists!

I'm really happy with how these turned out.
I think I'll make some more for us to use for our trips to the library this summer!
It's so much fun to have kids who READ--
(thanks so much Mrs. Olson!!!!!!)
--we can't wait to join the summer reading program at our local library.

Linking up to:
Fresh Poppy Design

42 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh!!!! SOOOO COOL! I love how you made that bookend tutorial into bags! Awesome!!! Love it! :-)

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  2. Oh, Michelle, that's such an amazing idea!!!! Wonderful teachers definitely deserve wonderful gifts like this :)

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  3. What lovely, appropriate gifts.

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  4. oh, wow. These bags are stupendous!

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  5. These bags are absolutely incredible! I love your take on Elizabeth's quilt! Fabulous!!

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  6. Those turned out wonderfully!! I love that idea!

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  7. perfect idea for books!!! I can't get enough of the bookshelf quilt pattern :)

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  8. Oh, Michelle! These are brilliant! I want one!

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  9. Those book bags really are just perfect! Darling!

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  10. Great adaptation of Elizabeth's mini-quilt! They're adorable, I'm sure they will be loved.

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  11. What great bags and gifts! Lucky teachers!

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  12. What a great idea for a teacher gift! I've seen these blocks several places, but this is a great way to use them! Your teachers will be thrilled!

    fluffysheepquilting.blogspot.com
    fluffysheepquilting@gmail.com

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  13. Those are just adorable! What a great idea and a super gift. Great job!

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  14. Awesome! And what a great and appropriate teacher gift! Good jobe

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  15. i am behind in my comments....

    LOVE the teacher gifts michelle!!! so clever and fun --- and MEANINGFUL for their teachers! : ) i just put in a request, hoping we get mrs. olson too : )

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  16. which library are you guys doing your summer program with?

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  17. oh wow, those are wonderful! What a great idea for teacher gifts. I'm sure they will LOVE them!

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  18. Oh.....the perfect teacher gifts....so clever of you..nice work

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  19. Wow! Those are adorable and the most perfect teacher gift imaginable!!

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  20. What a wonderful teacher gift!! These are so nice!

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  21. Very cute 'Book Bags' --- clever idea for teachers ;)

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  22. OH super cute! As a teacher, I'd love one so I'm sure the recipients will also!!

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  23. Wow! what beautiful bags! some lucky teachers!

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  24. Yikes, those are fab!!! I want one! I was a library volunteer at the elementary school this year, too bad you weren't one of the Moms here. ;-)

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  25. Holy Smokes! Those bags are awesome! I want one for my library runs!! Totally super cute. I've been eyeing those book shelve quilts on Flickr. Great job!

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  26. What a great idea....love it!

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  27. Great teacher's gift. Love the books idea being used on a bag!

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  28. oh man, this is a perfect use for Elizabeth's mini bookshelf quilt tutorial! i love the idea of a book bag! these turned out brilliant! and can i just say its awesome that you made these for your kids' teacher? such a great way to show appreciation! she will love it!

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  29. Those bags are adorable! The teachers will LOVE them! What a great teacher gift.

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  30. These little book bags are wonderful! Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday and have a great week!

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  31. Such a cool idea, think I need to make one of these for my parents for when they head off on their holidays loaded with books :o)

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  32. Darling design. I know a few book worms that wold appreciate this. Thanks for the idea!

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  33. These are gorgeous - and such a great idea!!! I would like to make one for my mum!

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  34. yes, yes, yes! i always wanted to make a wall hanging from that posting, but this is even better, actually: PERFECT! thanks for the inspiration :)

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  35. You did it again;)They'll be so loved I'm sure!!! What a great idea Michelle:) Your work is always so inspiring:)!!!
    Hope you have a great week!!
    xo
    Eleni

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  36. seriously gorgeous teacher's gifts - might have to save that idea!

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  37. Lovely idea, the bags look great.

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  38. Ok I think I have to make one for myself! I could use it as my library bag. These are so cute. I featured you today on Show Off Saturday!
    http://www.mydecoupagedlife.com/2012/04/show-off-saturday-teacher-appreciation.html

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  39. Fabulous ideas and nice collections of color and bags you use i like all gift.

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