Monday, May 31, 2010

Embroidered Cards for Teachers



If you recall, I taught my daughter some simple stitches a couple of weeks ago. She loved it and has been practicing a lot since then. She really wanted to make something for her teachers, so I suggested cards since we already had purchased their "thank you" present.



We took a trip to the craft store and purchased cross stitch fabric and six strand floss. Per her request, I outlined a heart and the initial of each teacher on the fabric for her. I helped her along the way, but have to say that she did the majority of it. Once in a while, when I noticed she got a little distracted, I would suggest a snack or break. Once she completed the design, we cut them out and I used a zig-zag stitch to attach them to the cards.



It took a bit of time to do these, but it was worth it when her teachers opened them. Inside she wrote "Dear Mrs.____, You are the best teacher. I love you. I'm going to miss you. Thank you for my graduation." I wish I had taken a picture of the inside because it was just too sweet.

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13 comments:

CC said...

How wonderful that you're taking the time to craft..and to pass the love of crafting on to your daughter.. It's wonderful memories that you're making. I'm a grandmother now,and how well I still remember the time spent with my mother and grandmother, learning sewing,quilting,embroidering..and crocheting.

Abi said...

I absolutely LOVE this idea - will have to run out for supplies asap. I think my daughter will love it too. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Melissa said...

You must be so completely proud of your daughter!!

Michelle - Mom of 3 Munchkins said...

Cute idea! I will have to try this with my kids sometime!

Diane said...

What a great idea for a card. I know the teachers will love it.

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Corna said...

Adorable!

Annette W. said...

Those are adorable!

Anne Maskell said...

Your daughter did a fantastic job! Her teachers will be thrilled to receive them.

Alissa said...

They look great, what a sweet idea. And sweet of your daughter to want to make something nice for her teachers.
From Alissa@ Excuse Me Mrs.C!

Misty said...

Adorable cards!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

Goings on at the Glenn's said...

cute idea! I bet the teachers loved them too. I am visiting you from "Look What I Made." Come on by my blog and check it out.

Jenn @ Delicious Ambiguity said...

Neat idea. Thanks for linking up to my party this week.

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

I can just picture her hard at work on these; I bet she felt such a sense of accomplishment when they were done!

I'm a week late in making the rounds - the holiday weekend got me behind on everything!Wanted to say thanks for linking up last week's ABC & 123! Signed in as my personal blog, but it's one of the Katies from other there☺