Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Teachers Blog Hop Post #2

Welcome to the Thank You To Our Teachers Blog Hop! If you have arrived here from Say It With Letters then you are on the right track. If you just happened to stop by my blog for a visit and want to hop along with us, start from the beginning with Memories with Jen.
This is a week long hop and we will be posting on 3 separate days. (June 5th, 8th and 11th). Please make sure you hop on those days or throughout the week to see all the wonderful inspiration on what to make our teachers for thank you gifts.

This is my second project idea. Here I've used fabric scraps to make some pretty and functional drink coasters. For these, all you need is some clothesline and a sewing machine, and lots of fun scraps. I made sets of these for Christmas gifts, and people really loved them! They're highly absorbent too, which is especially great in the summer!


Another fun project using these same supplies is little fabric bowls. These are fun to make up and don't take very long. They look super cute holding craft supplies or paper clips. These would make a great teacher's gift too if you filled it with something yummy or useful!


Thank you to everyone who has come by already and left comments! I am excited to meet you and see your blogs as well! Here's the next blog in the hop! AnitaAndBugs.
Also - while I have your attention - go check out my friend Natalie's cute Etsy shop Hot Glue Hangover. (Isn't that a cute name?) She has the most gorgeous handmade wreaths and other fun stuff! She recently did a feature on my shop, just to be nice! And now I want to return the favor! Go see some cute stuff!

22 comments:

Pamela Pattison Lash said...

Beautiful colors to brighten up a teacher's desk! Lovely ideas for any occasion - TFS!
Mama LoveBug aka Pam
pam_lash at yahoo dot com

deb said...

The projects are adorable!! The little bowl really does look cute with things sitting in it. And the coasters are adorable and useful too. Your friends wreather are so pretty!! I'm off to visit

Nicole said...

OH WOW...colours are stunning. I am crafty at everything BUT sewing! I actually gave my sewig machine away. I tried! Love those coasters!

http://canadiannickelscrapn.blogspot.com/

Thehotgluehangover said...

Thanks for the shout out, such kind words! Can't tell you how much i love your stuff - and being a teacher i would have LOVED these as a gift! I get pencils but it's from the heart so I guess I'll take them =)

- Natalie
www.thehotgluehangover.com

Cathie w said...

very veyr cute projects TFS!!!

cathie
scraphappycat@gmail.com

Percilla G said...

Oh what a great way to use scraps of material
Lovely
http://scrappin3angel.blogspot.com/
perderg{atQ{dot}com

earthspirit927 said...

what a cute project:) and your friend wreaths are beautiful:)

expressionswithearthspirit.blogspot.com

Lillian Child said...

These are SERIOUSLY too cute - LOVE the bright colors! wish I knew how to sew as my sister would simply ADORE one of these coasters with these colors.

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

joydee1963 said...

Your projects are great!!!!! joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

A Creative Journey said...

What an amazing idea to use fabric scraps to make a bowl! Thank you so much for your inspirational creations!

kathlee said...

Those coasters are really cute! We need a tutorial!
TFS!
Kathie
Kathlee154atgmaildotcom
http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

Elyse said...

hi laurie!

the coasters and related projects are adorable!!! your friend's work is lovely, too.

happy summer

xo
elyse

Gravelprincess said...

Such cute ideas and I love the bright colors!!!
gravelprincess@hotmail.com

Newbie2crafting said...

I love the colors they are so bright and cheerful.

Dana
Danascraftycorner.blogspot.com

Josie0602 said...

Love your projects!! Those coasters look very fun....I have absolutely no sewing talent!
Tracy
jtg0398(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Tiffany said...

Love your projects! Wish I could sew :( The bright colors make them very cheerful. TFS

Tiffany
http://sparkledmemories.blogspot.com/

Lisa R. said...

Great bright cheery coasters! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Sherrie K. said...

Wow, Fantastic!!! I love the coasters:) I "have" to follow you and see more of your creations. I am so glad I found you thru the hop! I hope you get a chance to pop ovet to my blog and follow me too:)
Excited to see more from you:)
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

lisastuf said...

Oh man...these coasters are awesome! You are so creative and I just love your projects and your blog!!
Lisa H.
lisastuf.blogspot.com
lisastuf at gmail dot com

Kimmarie Baker said...

As always the colors you use a super fun! I love the bowl,it would be great on a desk or in a scraproom. The coasters, well, I just LOVE them. I could use one now. The napkin under my glass is soaked. lol Thanks for being in our hop my friend. hugs

Misty said...

Love the coasters & bright colors!
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

thekolbes said...

You are one amazing woman with awesome talent. Love your projects
Trish
krazykcrafters at msn dot com