Thank you so much for all your kind words about my 39-week belly shots. You all made me feel so good. I apologize that I don't have the time to personally respond to all your kind comments, but I know you understand. We appear to still be in a holding pattern with this baby. I had a doctor's appointment today and not much progress is being made. That's okay with me, though. I am not really uncomfortable yet and if the babe needs more time in the old belly, that's just fine. If I don't have the baby this week, I will be having another sonogram next Monday, to check my fluid levels, etc. I'll keep you posted.
In all the holiday craziness, I realized that I never shared my handmade teacher gifts for the boys' teachers this year. I really try to make the teachers something useful, yet somewhat personal. This year, I made covered notebooks with matching tissue holders. Sean has 1 teacher and 3 aides (it is a job-sharing situation) and Luke has 1 teacher and an aide, so I had a total of 6 sets of gifts to make. I bought moleskin notebooks and covered them with some of my favorite fabrics.
Here are some images:
The linen tissue holders have matching fabric to the notebook on the bottom.
Inside the fabric pocket, I just added a little personalized note.
Edited: Here is a link to the tutorial I used to make the covered notebooks.