Why the name missbossypants, you ask? Well, it goes back to my roots.... my maiden name is Bos - a good old dutch name. I've been accused of being a little bit bossy in nature, and I'm not about to dispute the fact! I sometimes tell people my crafty "alter ego" is a tribute to my daughter, who is a lot like her mother in the bossy characteristic! Thanks for visiting missbossypants! SHOP HERE: missbossypants online market




Thursday, June 24, 2010

Teacher gifts and a skirt to boot!

The school year is coming to a close, and I've been scrambling to get some teacher gifts done. Monkey is not in school yet, but goes to a pre-school program full time, so he definitely has some teachers in his life.... 6 to be exact! I loved these felt dahlia pins when I saw them on Holidash, and just had to try it out. I figured if it worked, it would make a fun, stylish gift for his teachers (who all happen to be female). One of the 6 teachers is on maternity leave, so the pressure was only on to complete 5 by today.

And here they are: (sorry for the crappy pic, it was taken at 12:30am in my dungeon of a basement)

The pink one is actually more of a baby pink, not as peachy, and the purple one is not as dark, it's a deep aubergine colour, like this: (Miss Lyndsey's FAVOURITE colour is purple, so we KNEW who would be receiving this one!)
And although I only had to complete 5 of the six, I made the sixth one as well, or I'll use it as a head start making 3 tonight for Sweetie's teachers. Here's a bright yellow one that has not been gifted yet:

And a close-up of the detail on the red one. I think It makes a great poinsettia for Christmas too!
And just because people have been asking to see what I sew for myself, I'm including this pic of what I'm wearing today (lovely pic taken with a self-timer in my office!)
The tank top is thrifted - it has the sweetest little ruffle all around the neckline! The skirt is made by me - it's cotton with a stitched floral trim at the bottom (already on the fabric - I'm not THAT talented!!!). It has 8 rows of shirring (elastic thread) at the top, which makes it very stretchy and comfortable. It gives it some really sweet gathers too. I do think that it needs a little bit of shaping though, as it's quite wide. I may take it in a little so it doesn't billow so much (especially in the wind, you should see it puff up!)

There you have it, some of the latest goings-on in my dungeon sweatshop (aka sewing room)!

15 comments:

  1. Those are adorable. Love them.

    You sound like me trying to take pictures in the dark of night. Not the best for light.

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  2. I'm your newest follower. Please follow me back at www.jessielynnsmith.com


    Thanks!

    <3 Jess

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  3. Hi! New follower from Friendly Friday - love your blog! I hope to see you at Dropped Stitches!

    xo Erin

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  4. New Friend Friday finder... I am so glad I found your blog. I love the background wallpaper you have selected but THAT'S NOT THE REASON I think I'm going to love your blog. I think you are delightfully clever and your 'I'll try this' approach really appeals. I look forward to following your blog.

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  5. oh my goodness.

    this is such a fun idea and they turned out so lovely!

    can't wait to see what you post next!

    -ang

    greensubmarinediydesign.blogspot.com

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  6. Came from new friend friday.

    I LOVE this hair clip. You are right, these would make perfect gifts.

    I would love it if you linked up this idea over at my first linky party for my month long Christmas in July homemade gift event.

    I hope to see you soon

    Just Another Day in Paradise
    www.zitzmanfam.blogspot.com

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  7. love all those flowers!! so cute! and the skirt is darling!

    great blog--i am your newest follower:)

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  8. These are adorable. I'd love to see how you made them.

    Laura @ along for the ride

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  9. Happy Friday! You have a really great blog here!

    I'm your newest follower...if you get a chance could you please follow me too at http://www.mommylivingthelifeofriley.com

    Have a great weekend!

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  10. coming over from NFF. Adorable blog!

    Meghan
    www.thetuckerstaketennessee.com
    www.seedsoffaithwomen.com
    www.facebook.com/hiphomeschoolmoms

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  11. Hello! Cute blog! I am a new follower from the Trendy Treehouse hop. I look forward to reading more of your blog. I hope you will stop by and follow me too! www.livingonloveandcents.blogspot.com Check out all the giveaways and great deals! Have a great weekend! Heather -

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  12. Wow. Those are really pretty and very thoughtful gifts. Thanks for sharing.

    xo -E

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  13. can't wait to see how to make these, my cpu isn't showing me the pics ;(
    Christy
    Home-Mom.com
    come hop with me tomorrow ;)

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  14. Love, love, love your flowers! And the skirt is so cute, as well. Thanks for linking to Wardrobe Wednesday!

    Leisel
    Brown Paper Packages

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