Tag Archives: School

Secret Santa Gifts that Kids Can Make themselves

My son’s Year 2 teacher this year decided the class would do a Secret Santa, but with a twist. The kids had to make their gifts. There was to be a boys gift and a girls gift. Boys make for boys, girls make for girls and then it would be lucky dip on the last day of school.The lucky dip bit threw me a bit – it was hard to know what to make when you didn’t know who would be getting it. So I figured the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach so let’s bake something.

It was also a project I knew my son could be involved in. So we baked some simple vanilla cookies and before baking studded them with red and green M&M’s. We then baked them, and once cooled pack them in a plastic bag tied with ribbon. It was an easy and effective gift that the recipient loved! We also packed up the leftover ones and gave them out to all the boys’ cousins.

Next I’ll show you some simple Teacher’s Gifts.

New Pattern Release – Luggage Tags, School Book Covers and Keepsake Keyrings

Burlap is definitely my favourite fabric to craft and sew with. It provides so many challenges and is such a versatile fabric. I do however, on occasion, sew with regular fabrics as well. You may not be aware, but I design a range of simple to follow, fun sewing patterns for beginner sewers.

All my patterns are available in my pattern store (accessible from the Pattern Store tab above). And I am proud to let you know I have just uploaded three new patterns to the store.

The first is Lovely Luggage Tags. These are made from Oilcloth and are a perfect way to accessorise even the dullest luggage.

The second is School Book Covers. These are a godsend. I made them for my son last year, and this year back to school was a breeze! All I did was peel off the name tags and then stick on new ones. Job done!

The third is Keepsake Keyring Pattern. This is a really sweet gift to make for grandparents and parents. Keyrings sporting a photo of your favourite little cherubs!

The great thing about the pattern store is that all the patterns are instantly downloadable once payment is confirmed. So if your looking for a new project, or that perfect gift, visit the Burlap Bag Lady pattern store to find some inspiration!