Monday, December 12, 2011

Holiday Teacher Gifts!

I love making teacher gifts this time of year.
This year is no different, I am making everyone heat therapy lavender pillows, since this school year has been a little stressful.
I found the sewing tutorial from Crafty Critique: Tutorial: Heat Therapy Pillow.
I chose to use this pattern because of the slip pillow case that is removable.
The fabric is from the Secret Garden collection by Sandi Henderson for Michael Miller fabrics.
I am also going to wrap them up with a cute poem I found it goes like this...
This little pillow filled with rice, 
Is such a comforting device. 
Microwave for 2 minutes on high 
And relax your muscles with a sigh. 
Apply it to the troubled spot, 
The heat will ease the pain a lot. 
Or warm those little toes so cold, 
You'll find this nice to have and hold. 
Or freeze it for a little while, 
And fix that booboo up in style. 
Instead of a compress made of ice, 
Use this pillow filled with rice.
Each year I like to spoil the teachers at school with a fun handmade gift. I look for sewing projects that are easy to make, use little fabric and time.
Here are a few more gift ideas for teachers, friends or family.
It is never to late to share a handmade gift with a friend. These ideas are quick and easy to make.
Sometimes I make a few extra things just in case someone special drops by, like a neighbor.
Merry Christmas!


Pink Stitches said...

WoW - I'm a busy teacher and would love to receive one of those at the end of term!
Lovely fabrics aswell.

Sew Surprising said...

The rice bag fabrics are just lovely, and the poem just adds that something extra.

Madison said...

They turned out beautifully! I love the little poem--my mom and I have been making these for years but I've never heard that! Thanks for using my tutorial. :)