Saturday, October 23, 2010

a Present a Week {till Christmas} Week 16

 Reuben has had an awesome teacher for the last two years. I'm so gonna miss Krystin next year. We wanted to do something special for her. I asked Reuben to draw a picture on a piece of white linen with a lead pencil and I embroidered over it and made this bag for her.
 He picked the fabric. We found out her favourite colour was aqua and we were going to do aqua and pink but somehow the water monster needed a bit of black!
 I think it turned out really good. It was great that Reuben did such a lovely drawing that was so easy to embroider.

Um, it's apparently 8 weeks till Christmas! 8 weeks, no really? surely it's longer. I think I'm going to have to up the ante a bit. I think I'll have to make two presents a week. Oh help me!!! How are you going?? I know Annabel and Holly are doing fantastic, and some others like Kylie are coming along too. Keep up the good work girls {insert cheerleading waves here} you know you can do it!!!

Kylie I'm picking you as my winner this week. Contact me with your address! By  the way it's come to my attention that a bunch of parcels I posted in the beginning of September are just finding their way home. I can't believe it took so long, I suspect the earthquake must have done something to the mail sorting centre. Sorry about that, and please let me know if you are expected a parcel from me and I'll tell you how it's doing! I posted to MaryAnne, Annabel and Peggy yesterday. I still owe Jessica a parcel, I'll get that sorted this week. My life has been a bit mad lately, honestly, but I'm getting on top of the dramas I hope. If you think of us, please pray for a smooth week for us! Thanks so much.


  1. That looks fantastic! I was thinking of doing something similar for my the owner of the preschool my son goes to.

  2. What a lovely drawing, and the bag is stunning! What a lovely gift for Reuben's teacher!

    I'm very excited to get my parcel! And I've got another project to link up this week (finally!) I'm so far behind on gift-making and this is a great motivator, so thank you so much! Here's my link for this week:

  3. Thats an awesome sea creature? The both of you should go into a business creating creature bags! I only wish I could come up with something like that.
    8 weeks! Seriously? I guess thats just 8 weeks closer to Christmas being finished (The only reason I say that is because I work in retail.) I suppose I should start picking out presents to make!

  4. Wow, what a great drawing and an awesome teacher gift! I love it.
    Um.. only 8 weeks!! cripes!! I have not done much and have been planning to join in your present a week for.. um 16 weeks.. oops! I have made a couple of things so hopefully I can get motivated to post them tonight!!

  5. Hi Deb
    I finally joined in with you this week and posted about what Ive been making here -

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. speaking of packages...i did get the blocks sent out to you. i posted them a few days late but they should be there soon, i hope. 8 weeks until christmas, are you kidding me? that is nuts!!! i have been unable to think about anything other than i think it is going to be a shop on christmas.

  7. I LOVE the sea monster! So great! Reuben did a wonderful job on that drawing :-)

    ~ Meagan

  8. I love your gift, and may try a version of it myself!
    Here's mine for this week, neck gaiters/cozies:

  9. Reuben's sea-monster rocks! My dad was a teacher and I remember how he always loved the presents with a personal touch from his kids themselves, so I know Reuben's teacher will love it!

    Here's my entry, just in time!


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