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« on: May 25, 2011 07:35:42 AM »

The first is a Dr. Suess bag I made for my son's teacher.  He's in first grade and made great strides in learning to read this year so I really wanted her gift to be a big thank you for teaching him to read.  Not to mention that he loves reading!  The outside is cotton and fusible fleece.  The name is heat transfer I cut out with my silhouette and ironed onto canvas.  I erased the last name for posting.  The inside is canvas with a pocket and pencil pocket.  I also appliqued a note/picture from my son inside.  It ties closed with the ribbon.  We gave it to her along with his favorite Dr. Suess book.  

bag by Bethard

bag 2 by Bethard
Crappy pic but he wrote: "Thank you for an awesome year.  You are a star.  You are the best teacher in the whole world.  Love, Ashton".  I forgot to have him write the year so I added that with heat transfer.

bag 3 by Bethard

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The book

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Label inside the book that my son wrote a message on.  Last names erased.

bag 4 by Bethard

I also made this simple tote for my friend's daughter to give her teacher.  Wish I would've made this one differently so it held it's shape better but it's canvas so it'll still be sturdy.  Last names erased.

2011 april & may 232 by Bethard

bag 5 by Bethard
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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2011 07:58:56 AM »

Both very cute bags.  Lucky teachers! Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2011 09:50:16 AM »

Awww...such a thoughtful gifts.  I can just imagine what the teachers thought!  I'm sure they loved them.
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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2011 10:18:39 AM »

These are darling. I think it so neat you had your son do this for his teacher. He'll remember this for a long time. They are very nicely made. So cute with his own writing in it too. Good job!!!  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2011 04:54:14 PM »

Love love LOVE the inside note. What a keepsake! Yet it's trendy and cute enough to carry for years, too. Great idea, and lovely work!

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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2011 09:02:14 AM »

Thank you all so much!  My son's teacher said she nearly cried when she saw his writing.  I wanted it to be a keepsake for her but didn't want it to get outdated quickly so I figured putting all of the dated info inside would be best.  And Dr.Suess never goes out of style!

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