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« on: June 10, 2006 02:02:42 PM »

Every year I make scrapbooks (from the class) for my kid's teachers and this year one of the teachers colllects bee things (Miss B...get it?). I was so happy to be able to use my favorite transfer. I stitched on wool felt, found a bee fabric in my stash and cute ribbon and here's the cover:

close up of the bee and my 5th graders writing that I stitched over:

I love stitching on wool felt, something about the thickness and how the stitches sink into it a bit, love it!

« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2006 02:21:05 PM »

That's fantastic!
I just ordered Jenny's book, I'm looking forward to starting to try my hand at embroidery (I do x-stitch right now, mostly, and a little knitting), and I hope that I can make things that will turn out that nicely!!

Doesn't this look like a postcard? taken in Honolulu
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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2006 03:30:17 PM »

What a great idea to do a scrapbook as a end of year present! Did you buy a scrapbook and place the cover you made over it or did you make your own scrapbook as well? The embroidery looks wonderful!!

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« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2006 03:42:38 PM »

That's an awesome thing to do for your children's teachers!  To boot, you did a super fine job!

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« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2006 03:46:41 PM »

That's a really great idea for a teacher present, as a teacher myself I am sick of getting all the candles and pencils... Wow you did a great job of coordinating the wool felt and fabric. I love sewing on wool felt too... Smiley
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2006 04:35:40 PM »

Thanks for the lovely comments. Smiley
It is a regular 12x12 scrapbook and I just covered it.
The teachers absolutely love this gift because it's not more "stuff" (candles, pencils) but more because it's very personal. Each kid gives me 2 pictures and writes 2 messages to the teacher, then I get to do the fun stuff with papers, ribbons, stickers, etc. and design a page for each of them.  I love to see how happy they are to receive them and how proud the kids are to give it.

terpkristin- you will love embroidery, just you wait and see!

« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2006 09:39:10 AM »

That is a very cute and very unique gift.  I'm sure Miss B. will LOVE it
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2006 07:19:02 AM »

I absolutely love the little bee.  He is so adorable.  I love his arms.  He looks so earnest.  I'm impressed by this project.  Good job.
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« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2006 07:49:24 AM »

I kept all sorts of stuff from my ex-students and their parents over the years.  I loved things like this. Great job!

« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2006 12:17:34 PM »

Thank you very much!
This bee pattern is my absolute favorite vintage pattern and was given to me by craftster's very own visciouskittie. She read how i was searching for it and surprised me with it. Grin she's so sweet.
Miss B did love her book. She has one already from my oldest daughter's class and has another one coming in 3 years.

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