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    They'll get two books each--and these. :D Both sides have strips. It was a bit bulky to steam-a-seam, but I was able to cover their interests better. I'll go back to single fabric backs now. :wink:

    Their interests include: soccer, football, baseball, cats, dogs, horses, snails, frogs, butterflies, nature. And, to remember their 5th grade year, I put some red, white, and blue on every one--to remember the historic election year and the beloved Election Journal project. :wink:

    Lisa--do you see the three with braids you so kindly sent me?

    Pictures show one side, then the other.
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    Those are really cool! What a great thing to do for your students! Fabulous!!!!

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    Wow -- those are really neat -- your "kids" will love them!!!

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    Karla, can we nominate you for teacher of the century - where do we go to do that???

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    OMG these are so outrageously cool.

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    What a nice idea Karla! Hope you all have a nice time.

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    Karla - have you ever explained to us how you do those? Yours look so thin & the few I made are always so bulky. What's your secret - they sure are cool!

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    Nice job....you've got this down pat....

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    Very nice.

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    Karla - have you ever explained to us how you do those?
    Snow day! So I have time to explain. :D I use an 8" piece of muslin to start. Use fabric strips of varying widths. Place two strips on the muslin on the diagonal. Place one strip on top of the other--right sides together and sew down one side. I use less than 1/4" seam. Then iron the top strip out. Now add strips and iron until your sqauare is full. Then take it to your cutting mat--turn it over and trim to 8.25". Then cut the square into three rectangles each 2.75". Cut a back to fit. (for students I used striped rectangles for back--but I don't recommend it--bit too bulky in the corners) Lay right sides together and sew around the edge--leaving a spot for turning. Steam-a-seam closed, add grommet, tassel, beads...and you're done. :D

    My quilting forum buddies gave me the bookmark idea, along with adding grommets, tassels, and beads. :wink:

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    I agree on the Teacher of the Century award!!!

    Thanks for the directions.

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    Karla, can we nominate you for teacher of the century - where do we go to do that???
    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    I'd have a lot of competition from even many teachers in my building!! :wink: But I appreciate your thoughts. Thank you.

    Did I tell you about the boy who told me yesterday he was itchy because his mom found lice the night before--but she had treated him? AND this was a 2:30 message? :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

    He was sent directly to the nurse, and the whole class was checked--me first-- :shock: :shock: And everyone is fine. PHEW! He goes directly to the nurse before the classroom for many days. Sigh... job hazards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barnbum
    Karla, can we nominate you for teacher of the century - where do we go to do that???
    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    I'd have a lot of competition from even many teachers in my building!! :wink: But I appreciate your thoughts. Thank you.

    Did I tell you about the boy who told me yesterday he was itchy because his mom found lice the night before--but she had treated him? AND this was a 2:30 message? :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

    He was sent directly to the nurse, and the whole class was checked--me first-- :shock: :shock: And everyone is fine. PHEW! He goes directly to the nurse before the classroom for many days. Sigh... job hazards.
    Ack! I'd be wiping everything in the classroom down with bleach and spraying it over the rug area where the boy sits, but then I'm known to be a bit of a germophobe, or in this case a liceophobe. I used to work as a school secretary and that was the one part I always hated about working in a school was the lice breakouts. YUCK! :thumbdown:

    Your bookmarks are wonderful!! Wow! I must admit I wish I lived nearby and could talk you out of a bookmark. I may have to make a few of these. Thank you for sharing Karla!
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    What a wonderful gift!

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    Great job, Karla!! And yes...I counted to make sure you had the right amount. :D

    OMG! LICE! NOOOOOO!!!!!!!
    Been there, done that with both my girls! NOT a fun thing, especially when hubby is at sea and you are alone in cleaning the entire house and spraying it down. Funny thing....when we were moving here, there was a small box with a black plastic bag in it. I opened the bag and it was full of small stuffed animals that had been bagged up back in 1998 due to an outbreak. lol

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    Terri...there's no strawberry shortcake in there by any chance is there?? LOL I'm having a devil of a time trying to find them for one of the kids.

    Barnbum, LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea. Would be absolutely perfect for the kids at Sunday school----next year, because I'm so not getting to it this year. VERY Cute idea, thanks so much for sharing. Yet another bookmark!!!!

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    Now I have to tell my headlice story. Boy have I learned a lot.

    It was when my oldest daughter was in 5th grade. Her head had been itching and I looked for headlice but I didn't know what I was looking for. I got her head & shoulders and couldn't get rid of her itch & dandruff.

    One of the other PTA moms that I was talking to said the rash on the back of her neck was caused by headlice. I said no way because I looked. Ha!!! When she got home I whipped her head over and really looked this time. And guess what I found.

    I was soo embarrassed. The letter going home from school was because of us. The girl who she sat next to was sent home and didn't come back for a week. I said to the teacher we know either where it came from or who we gave it to. He assured me that is where it came from.

    What a lot of work. Washing everything fabric in the whole house. Vacuuming the beds & carpets every day and putting every stuffed animal in plastic bags.

    Not a good time was had by all. My DH was not at sea but he still wasn't any help.

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    The kids are gonna LOVE them...... VERY COOL

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    Thank you for the instructions. What great gifts.

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    I wish I'd had a teacher like you!

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    Just before they got stuffed into snowman bags! :D It always takes a LONG time to choose the right two books for each person--then I had an extra baseball bookmark, so my nature girl got a sunflower one from the craft show.... :wink:

    I take photos of things I normally never would--just to share with all of you. :lol:



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    Karla, we love it when you share your life with us!!! And the bookmarks look so cute in the books. Wish I had had a teacher like you...

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    I wish I could have had a teacher like you! Those are wonderful Karla!!
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    note for next season: for next season - decorative flea collars for children...

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    I like your idea Moonpi. I would have tried that when my kids were younger. lol.

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