ALYOF May Goal--Finished!

My goal for May was to make something for my daughter's homeroom teacher.  May ended up being incredibly busy!  Which, I guess, shouldn't surprise me after all these years.  I didn't have a lot of time to work on sewing projects, but I managed to squeeze in just enough time to make a modified Hour Basket.  I used all of the Pittsburgh Steelers fabrics I have, since her teacher is a huge Steelers fan.  That was the easy part.
I made the pieces 10.5" x 12.5" (instead of the usual 10.5" x 16.5").  This gave me a more square basket. I didn't have the right interfacing on hand, so I just used some leftover batting.  I also messed up fussy-cutting the handles, but I didn't feel like redoing them.  The black probably wasn't the right fabric to use for them, but I really was pressed for time, so I just went with it.
I still haven't figured out what I'm going to put into it--I have a few more days!
Overall, I'm happy with how the basket came out, and I'm sure I'll be making more in the future.  If I find a few hours this week, I might try making some for her other teachers.


Goal for May--Teacher Gift

I was struggling with what to use for my May goal. I've been working on hexie flowers, but I've already used that as a goal. I have a bunch of UFOs, but I haven't been inspired to use those. Then it hit me--school is almost over and I'd been planning to make something for my daughter's teacher. Originally I was going to make her a tote for Christmas, but I ran out of time. Then I figured I'd just make her one for he end of the year. Everyone has been making Hour Baskets on Instagram. So now I'm trying to decide which would be more useful, the tote or the basket. If I make a basket, I'll probably make some for a few of my daughter's other teachers as well. Either way, my goal is to make something for her home room teacher this month. And it will definitely be out of Steelers fabric since her teacher is a huge fan. Maybe I'll make a second smaller one for the Jolly Ranchers she keeps on her desk for the kids...