in july last year, no. 1 finished her first year at big school. i wanted her teachers to have a hand made thank you present.
for her teacher i made her a make-up bag, i used anna from noodlehead's open wide zippered pouch tutorial (she has so many great tutorials and patterns - i really must make a few more)
i made a patchwork panel for the bottom and embroidered her initials on the front
i used some long stashed amy butler dots for the lining. i really wanted to use a chunky jean style zip, but couldn't find any long enough which didn't cost an arm and a leg.
and for the teaching assistant i was reliably informed she received an iPad for her birthday, with some careful detective worked i discovered it was an iPad air and set about making her a cover.
some prized liberty appliquéd initial, and some sneaky gnomes for the lining.