One of his teachers this year is a wonderful woman I had the privilege of teaching with (at a different school) four years before he was born; and one of his teachers is a
I digress... The purpose of this post is to show what I created to express a tiny bit of our gratitude to his instructors.
First, I did let the Scrabble board do my talking for me. I personalized one of these for each teacher. Had to get "creative" with my words, because I used only one set of letters. (I could've cheated with the not-as-vintage board & letters, but I figured since it was for school, my dishonesty might be discovered...)
Then I figured embroidering free-standing lace bookmarks would be within my budget ($0!) Problem was, while I found parts of some I liked, I didn't see anything as a whole that would fit the bill. Sooooo... enter my favorite editing program Embird! I "frankenstein-ed" what I wanted.
I found my cross at Sadia's. I love the openness of this "Grace" lace! (I plan on completing my collection, soon.)
The tassel & "chain" is part of a freebie I cannibalized from Criswell. I'm amazed at how realistic it is after the WSS is rinsed out.
Here's a pictorial tutorial illustrating (for those who care) my process:
|1st of seven|
|"Great is my frugalness!" I embroidered 3 per sheet of WSS!|
|cut out & ready for rinsing|
|only 4 more to go...|
|starting on the chain/tassel|
|despite great frugalness, could only get 2 of these per sheet|
|trimmed & ready to rinse|
|final rinse with fabric softener to make them soft|
|after a couple hours they're ready to dry|
|dries so nice & soft!|
|ready for the remaining stray threads to be trimmed|
|back (left side) showing black bobbin|
|(this shows bobbin contrast better...)|
|& ready for giving!|