The Story of a Mom, a Wife a Small-Business-Owner-Hopeful (Happy Baby Designs) and a Craft Lover, trying to be present (not just exist) in my life with my children, my husband and myself. Follow along with me as I chronicle my crafting and business endeavors, my true life and some mommy moments along the way .


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Checkbook Covers

This week marks the end of the school year for my son. So as any good (or overachieving, whatever) parent would, I decided to make end-of-the-year-thank-you-gifts for his teachers. It was hard to come up with a gift that I thought would be appreciated and used by 3 different women. But I was lucky enough to have bookmarked 2 Little Hooligans’ tutorial for making a ruffly checkbook cover. So that’s exactly what I made.

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I love, love, love how they turned out! I had so much fun picking out fabric to go together and the ruffle really gives them the cute factor that puts them over the top!

Here’s some more pictures because they’re just too cute not to share ;)

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Didn’t they come out soooo cute? I really ought to make one for myself! These were pretty easy to make (though it took me slightly longer than the 20 minutes it takes her ;). It’s a fun way to use up those fabric scraps and play with pairing up different colors/patterns. I will definitely make these again. And I really hope my son’s teachers love them, too! I figure that even if they don't carry a checkbook, these would be great for coupons, business cards, even cash.

What do you usually do as a “thank you” to your children’s teacher? Or do you do anything? What is the proper protocol?


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22 comments:

  1. These are adorable! I hope you will come share at my party!!

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  2. Those are adorable! I don't have any kiddos (yet), but when I do, I would definitely give those away as gifts to their teachers!! So cute and creative!!

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  3. I am in love with those Rebecca (especially the one with the red polka dots). SO pretty!!!

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  4. Oh, and I definitely like to give teachers gifts at the end of the year. This year our room mom collected money to get her a VISA gift card. No very personal, but I'm sure she'll love it :)

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  5. Ahh! If I still carried a checkbook around I would totally make this--however, I think this would make for some great gifts for the future! I'd love if you linked up to Sew Woodsy.

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  6. These are adorable. I love the fabrics and ruffles. Stopping by from Trendy Treehouse and your newest follower.

    Here is what I shared this week: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.com/2011/05/red-simplicity-cynthia-rowley-dress.html

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  7. Those are beautiful I love them. I need one!!!!

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  8. love love love:)
    they are perfect

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  9. They are so gorgeous, well done. Fab fabric choices and who doesn't love ruffles? Thanks for sharing!

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  10. These are adorable!! I would love to make one! Going over now to check out the tute!

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  11. I'd love to feature these with a link back to you on my blog if that would be ok.

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  12. very cute!!

    as far as the teacher gift....this year was my first experience with that, but the room mother asked everyone to donate money for a big gift....i was not a fan....i'd much rather do my own thing! your idea was great!

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  13. These are adorable! I need to learn how to make some! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. these are perfect!!! i love them. they are all soooo darling

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  15. They are super cute and I bet she will love it! I never get a chance to get something personal to my daughter's teacher...they always ask us for giftcards!

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  16. I think these are adorable!! :) I Featured this post today...thanks for sharing (and for linking back--I appreciate that!)

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  17. Super cute! Makes me wish I wrote checks more often :)

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  18. Your checkbook covers are sooooo cute! I love the fabric you chose!

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  20. I love your little checkbook art! You did a great job in picking out the fabric. The design turned out so cute! And I didn’t know ruffles are actually easy to make.

    Harriett Faulks

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