Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Printable Teacher Gift Tags

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Printable Teacher Christmas Gift Tags GYCT

One of the many traditions we had in our family growing up was to give our school and church teachers a little Christmas gift.  Most years it ended up being a candycane with a little tag.  But we LOVED giving out this small treat to say "thank you".  This is a tradition I have continued on with my children.  

Why?  

Because teachers are SO important.   I mean who else is going to put up with your kids for hours and hours each day and STILL love them.  Other than you of course. 

Of course, I figured my children would have a teacher or two.  Little did I know!!  My son has 2 school teachers PLUS about 5 aids AND his bus driver and bus aid.  Then he has his 2 church teachers and we can't forget his gymnastics teacher.  So for just him we need 12 gifts!!!  

So of course I wanted something simple, inexpensive but also meaningful.  


Printable Teacher Christmas Gift Tags GYCT


I've seen this quote before and knew it would be the perfect addition to this fun little project.  I mean, honestly, can any really live on just apples?  NO!!  We NEED cookies or brownies.  And if you are on the apple only bandwagon, I apologize, but I gotta have my brownies.

The greatest part about this project, my children could help put them together.

Printable Teacher Christmas Gift Tags GYCT

 Supplies Needed

Click on the supplies above for links to items I used for my project.  Many of the supplies I purchased I got from our local dollar store. 

Printable Teacher Christmas Gift Tags GYCT

Once you've got your supplies, simply assembly them by tucking the cookie mix and the spoon into the oven mitt.  You can also use a pot holder that has a pocket.  That would be super cute.

Next, print the gift tags.  You can print them and add them with ribbon or do like I did and print them on sticker labels and then attach them right to the tag already on the oven mitt.  Super easy.  (Here's a link to the exact labels I used.)

Printable Teacher Christmas Gift Tags GYCT



I loved how simple and sweet this gift is.  Plus, I know as a former teacher myself, getting a small token of thanks from a student makes you feel so good.  So go celebrate and thank the teachers in your life.

Printable Teacher Christmas Gift Tags GYCT

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Vintage Felt Holiday Stocking Tutorial

How about we talk about vintage stockings today?

My husband still has his stocking from when he was young.  It was handmade for him by his mother.  Now, why does this matter?  Well, his mother passed away when he was in high school so it has extra sentimental powers.  Naturally, when we got married he wanted to use his stocking.  Which presented the challenge for me, do I really want to "match" his stocking for our entire family?  I decided I was up for the challenge.

Vintage Felt Holiday Stocking Tutorial by GYCT Designs

So for the last 10 years, as our family has grown, so has our stocking collection.  However, this year we needed an "upgrade".  Over the years I had changed my method of adding each persons name.  So they didn't all match.  And, as often happens when you get to child #3, his stocking had yet to be made.  But I am happy to say, that is not the case anymore.

So today, I thought I'd share my own, inexpensive vintage stocking hack.  It is inexpensive, fair quick and turns out really adorable.

Let's get sewing!

Vintage Felt Holiday Stocking Tutorial by GYCT Designs



Supplies Needed

Felt Stocking  (these are super similar to the ones I've gotten)
Felt Squares in variety of colors (amazon affiliate link)
Felt Decoration Pattern (download for free HERE)
Sequins (amazon affiliate)
Fabric glue (amazon affiliate)



Step 1
Grab felt stocking.  It doesn't have to be expensive.  Case in point:  this one is from the dollar store.  Yep, super cheap.  Now, use your seam ripper and take off the white cuff at the top.  Which also means you'll take of the red loop that you use to hang the stocking.  I also removed the cute little trim.


Vintage Felt Holiday Stocking Tutorial by GYCT Designs

Step 2
Take the white cuff and add a name.  (You could pick a random one, but perhaps one of your people's names would be appropriate.)  I used my embroidery machine.  Mostly because I didn't like the gold puff paint I'd used on others. Make sure you check on placement of the name.  You don't want it to be off center with your stocking.
Vintage Felt Holiday Stocking Tutorial by GYCT Designs

Step 3
Grab your Felt Decorations Pattern and your felt pieces.  They aren't super big so scrap pieces would work out just fine.  
Vintage Felt Holiday Stocking Tutorial by GYCT Designs

 Step 4
Choose your colors and cut out your cut designs.  I'll give you a hint on what helps the most when layering your colors.  Cut your main bottom piece out completely.  Then cut out all the smaller pieces.  This way you can glue your smaller pieces right on without trying to make sure everything matches and lines up.
Vintage Felt Holiday Stocking Tutorial by GYCT Designs

Step 5
Using your fabric glue, start gluing all your pieces to your stocking.  You can also add sequins to each design to make it sparkle.  (And who doesn't love a little sparkle?)  If you really love to hand sew, you can whip stitch or blanket stitch around each felt piece.  But you don't have to.  See there's beauty in simplicity.


Vintage Felt Holiday Stocking Tutorial by GYCT Designs

Step 6
Fold your white cuff in half with right sides together.  Pin the red loop to the top edge.  Stitch down the side seam.  Turn it right side out.


Vintage Felt Holiday Stocking Tutorial by GYCT Designs

Step 7
Place the cuff around the stocking piece.  They should overlap about 3/4".  Pin.  Then stitch the cuff to the stocking.


Vintage Felt Holiday Stocking Tutorial by GYCT Designs

Now go hang those cute stockings up for everyone to see.  I promise they look really awesome once you hang them over your fireplace.  
Vintage Felt Holiday Stocking Tutorial by GYCT Designs



Monday, December 4, 2017

Sleepyhead Sewalong WINNERS



Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!!
Today we are excited to announce the winners of the Sleepyhead Nightgown Sew-a-long.  

If you are just joining us you can still grab the pattern for FREE, just by joining our Facebook group.  


We'd like to give a HUGE thank you to our awesome sponsor Phat Quarters !!


Now let's see who won!!!

Prize 1: Most "Liked" project -- 2 patterns of choice from GYCT Designs

Congratulations Des Desedera
Her two sweet nightgowns got the most likes and comments
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Prize 2:  Designers Choice -- 1 pattern of choice from GYCT Designs + $20 Gift Card from Phat Quarters Fabric Shop

Congratulations Carrie Collier
Her adorable addition of ruffles really set her nightgown apart from others.
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Prize 3:  Raffelcopter Entry -- 1 pattern of choice from GYCT Designs + $10 Gift Card from Phat Quarters Fabric Shop

Congratulations Laurie Roberts

If you are one of our lucky winners, please email me at getyourcraptogether{@} gmail {dot} com


Friday, December 1, 2017

Sleepyhead Sewalong Day 5

Sleepyhead Nightgown GYCT Designs

Today is Day 5 of the Sleepyhead Nightgown Sew-a-long.  If you are just joining us and are interested in grabbing the pattern for FREE, just join our Facebook group and you can download it today.  


The pattern comes in sizes 12 months to 12.  So it fits a wide rage of little people.  And it is the perfect pattern for sewing during the holiday season.  

Today we are just recapping what has already been done.  Make sure you've joined our Facebook group so you can enter to win one of our awesome prizes.  Monday we'll be sharing some of our favorites and revealing the winners!!

Sleepyhead Nightgown GYCT Designs






Day 5-7:  Share your finished Sleepyhead Nightgowns in our Facebook group and you could win one of the great prizes below


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Check out our sponsor Phat Quarters !!


Join our GYCT Facebook group to upload your completed Sleepyhead Nightgown and be eligible for these prizes.

Prize 1: Most "Liked" project -- 2 patterns of choice from GYCT Designs

Prize 2:  Designers Choice -- 1 pattern of choice from GYCT Designs + $20 Gift Card from Phat Quarters Fabric Shop


Don't have time to sew-a-long?  You can also earn entries by entering our rafflecopter giveaway.

Prize 3:  Raffelcopter Entry -- 1 pattern of choice from GYCT Designs + $10 Gift Card from Phat Quarters Fabric Shop