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A thank you gift.

Today is Max's last day of first grade.  And I simply cannot believe it.  When he returns to elementary school next year, he will take his younger brother, Leo, with him.  Leo is a rising kindergartner!  Cannot believe that either.

I had the pleasure of volunteering fairly regularly in Max's classroom.  So I got to know the other children...what a great bunch.  Yesterday was my last day with them and I tried to take some pictures to document the space and faces that captured so much of Max's time.  I will try to get that post up over the weekend.

Here is a non-identifying shot of his teacher (I don't know how she'd feel about having her face blasted across my blog!).  She is wonderful.

She and her husband are headed for a nice vacation after school lets out.  And as I thought about a good thank you gift for her, I decided on a simple bag.

It is the downloadable Monterey Market Bag pattern from Grand Revival Designs.  Max tells me her favorite color is blue so I dug into my stash and found some coordinating prints that I adore.

The bag is a very simple design--no pockets or zippers to fuss with (though you could easily add those in if you like).  The only modification I made is to lengthen the strap to make the bag a cross-body style.  I think it's perfect to take on trips, folded up and tucked into your suitcase or purse and ready to pull out when you're shopping and come across a must-buy souvenir. 

I hope she likes it.  But most of all, when she pulls it out every now and then, I hope she thinks of her first first-grade classroom at our school (she was a new teacher this year).  And a little dark-haired boy and his mommy who think the absolute world of her.

Thanks for everything Ms. P!  Have a happy summer. 



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Reader Comments (2)

I'm so flattered to have made the blog! And I adore the bag. Thank you so much! I should be making YOU a thank you gift for all the time and support you have given me this year. I've loved having Max and you better believe I will be fighting for Leo in a couple years. I'll try to take a pic of the bag on our travels later this month. The over the shoulder design will be very useful when running away from bears. Thanks again

June 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFirst Grade Teacher

The bag is adorable. Can't wait for my little girl to get a little bigger so I can start doing these things for her teachers. But, then, I'd be happy if she were little forever. Found you at The Girl Creative. Love your blog look too. Happy Monday!


June 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDawn

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