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Thread: for Every child, for every party, every year

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    Since my DD started school I've made fabric tote "goodie" bags for each child, for every school party plus for DD birthdays. Here's a pix of the ones I'm doing this year for their Easter party. I've got them all sewn, pressed and ready for the handles. 1/2 the handles are on now. The CD is just for size reference. The kids really look forward to seeing what fabric is used.
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    That's an awesome idea... and the fact that you made one for everybody... amazing!

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    What a fun idea! Exceptionally nice party favor.

    I used to do plastic canvas Easter baskets complete with green shredded 'grass' and jelly bean eggs for my kiddos school parties.

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    What a cute, fun idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel
    That's an awesome idea... and the fact that you made one for everybody... amazing!
    Yep, everyone of them. Sometimes there's been 25, this year only 18. I also make one for the teacher. Plus for Christmas I make the teacher a tied couch throw. Her teacher this year is almost 6 ft. tall so I made the throw to fit her. She was so thrilled, said it was the first time she'd ever had a couch throw that was long enough.

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    What a great idea. The bags are darling! :-)

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    What a great idea!!! You are awesome to make these beautiful bags for the whole class :D:D:D

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    So cute!

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    What an excellent idea :thumbup:

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    You rock, Raptureready! What a cool Mom. You could save your child's school photos and things from each year and put them away as a time capsule for your little girl...She'll always remember your love, I'm sure.
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    That's a great thing to do for your DD and all of her classmates.

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    The fabric w/bunnies is adorable & I know the kids will enjoy them & their treats.

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    Wow, can you imagine the collection some of those children have if they have been classmates or friends for awhile. What lucky children they are !!!!! Great idea

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    What a great idea. I love the ones you showed us. That is such cute fabric. Great job and wonderful idea.

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    Super idea, love it. Thanks for sharing.

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    Great idea.

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    Thank you all for your kind comments. I do love making them. I've about got it down to a science now. I just found out tonight that none of the other parents wanted to do the Easter Egg hunt so there's nothing for the kids to put in their bags. I guess I'll go to town tomorrow and get a few things for them.

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    Great idea and aren't you the best Easter bunny to those kids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deecee
    Great idea and aren't you the best Easter bunny to those kids.
    I got my things for the bags today. Since no other mothers were willing spend a few dollars and take a little time for their kids I sort of figured the thing to do is to load them up on sugar, give them a whistle and send them home. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: I got quite a bit to put in their bags, they'll be pleased.

    Does anyone else out there have a problem typing words like:
    quite, quiet, quit, quarter, etc? Every time I try I have to go back and correct them becaust they come out Q-U-I-L-T!!!

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    What a really good idea. As a teacher I would have been delighted to receive one of your bags. You are an awsome mum

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    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    Quote Originally Posted by Deecee
    Great idea and aren't you the best Easter bunny to those kids.
    I got my things for the bags today. Since no other mothers were willing spend a few dollars and take a little time for their kids I sort of figured the thing to do is to load them up on sugar, give them a whistle and send them home. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: I got quite a bit to put in their bags, they'll be pleased.

    Does anyone else out there have a problem typing words like:
    quite, quiet, quit, quarter, etc? Every time I try I have to go back and correct them becaust they come out Q-U-I-L-T!!!
    Yes, Q-U-I-L-T does seem/seam to come to the page with little or no effort, doesn't it?
    Your commitment to making the most of your daughter's school experiences is laudable! The bags are cute and the memories will be many.

    Now, I'm really loving the quilt in your avatar...would you mind sharing the name of the pattern...Please? Have you posted a full size photo of this quilt in another thread? I'm quilt/quite taken with this one...lol...and might be able to duplicate with a bigger photo but it would be much easier to cut all those fabs with some orderly instructions, I'm sure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbinwinder
    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    Quote Originally Posted by Deecee
    Great idea and aren't you the best Easter bunny to those kids.
    I got my things for the bags today. Since no other mothers were willing spend a few dollars and take a little time for their kids I sort of figured the thing to do is to load them up on sugar, give them a whistle and send them home. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: I got quite a bit to put in their bags, they'll be pleased.

    Does anyone else out there have a problem typing words like:
    quite, quiet, quit, quarter, etc? Every time I try I have to go back and correct them becaust they come out Q-U-I-L-T!!!
    Yes, Q-U-I-L-T does seem/seam to come to the page with little or no effort, doesn't it?
    Your commitment to making the most of your daughter's school experiences is laudable! The bags are cute and the memories will be many.

    Now, I'm really loving the quilt in your avatar...would you mind sharing the name of the pattern...Please? Have you posted a full size photo of this quilt in another thread? I'm quilt/quite taken with this one...lol...and might be able to duplicate with a bigger photo but it would be much easier to cut all those fabs with some orderly instructions, I'm sure!
    The party was great, the kids really enjoyed it and that's the main thing. There were a few other people that sent stuff for the bags so it worked out that they had a wonderful selection.

    Now, about my avey, there's a big picture on UFO challenge of the Month thread on page 33, 34, or 35, somewhere around in there. There's been so many people ask me for the pattern that I'm thinking about doing a tutorial toward the end of this month or the first part of next. However, if you want to start on one right away just pm me and I'll send the measurements that I use. The one problem is that I was just stash busting and have no idea how much fabric I used--all I know are the cuts.

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    You are ONE Special Mom!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stitchinwitch
    You are ONE Special Mom!
    Nope, just retired. That gives me a lot more time (and age) than most mothers of 10 and 11 year olds. So many women today don't even sew. :cry: And in today's economy a lot of people can't take off work for school parties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready

    Since no other mothers were willing spend a few dollars and take a little time for their kids I sort of figured the thing to do is to load them up on sugar, give them a whistle and send them home.
    This is where you insert "Long, Loud Wicked Laugh".

    My DD would come home and say," We're having a party. I told the Teacher that you would take care of it." :shock: :shock: :shock: And I always did. :roll:

    Love the bags. I always thought the moms that gave us parties were so special. You are too.

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