Sunday, June 17, 2012

Are You a Monster Freebie

I'm getting a new classroom neighbor.  The seventh and eighth grade class packed up and moved to make room for a new preschool classroom.  I'll be able to open my door and say, "help me" to  Ashley any time I want.  She'll be able to open the door and say, "help" anytime she wants!  I'm excited because this will be her first year teaching preschool.  She's been a leader in our childcare for sometime and loved by my daughter even longer.  She is going to make a wonderful teacher.  She is kind, loving, creative and a lot of fun.  I have written this book for her class called "Are You a Monster?" 
Click on the picture to see the whole book.  It is a great
book for preschool-first grade!

Here is what I'm most excited about...Ashley is about to have her first baby.  I'm calling dibs on getting to hold Ezra when he comes to school.  I love babies.  Can you keep a secret?  I've also made Ashley a matching bib for Ezra.  When I saw this fabric I made a connection to Digital Bakeshop's Cute Lil' Monsters Clipart. What do you think....


There are so many cute fabrics out there for babies!
I hope Ezra isn't a monster, and I hope he isn't a night owl, so I made him one of those too...

Click on the picture to get to the pattern!
It is Trey's Owl pattern from Toad's Treasures Blog
The bib is my own design!  I just traced
around one of my children's bibs and added
an elastic binding and Velcro.  The first
one took me about an hour and a half, but the second only
45 minutes!

Please don't mention this to Ashley.  I haven't actually given her these gifts, yet.  My daughter wants to be with me when I deliver them, but Ashley might be delivering any day now, so we better hurry!

Did you notice that I hit 100 followers today?  I didn't!  Someone had to point it out to me...It happened to be my 100th follower.  In the back of my mind I have been planning on giving my 100th follower a major award!  How does a gift card to Tim Horton's or The Coffee House sound?  Your choice number 100!!  She is a blogger who blogs about her life experiences.  This is my favorite post: My Sisters and the Awful Day.  Marsha is one of the most loving generous people I know!  It was pure joy having her girls as students, because they are following in their mama's footsteps!



13 comments:

  1. Those gifts are so awesome. You did an awesome job. I LOVE the monsters and the owls. Such thoughtful gifts and great work :)

    Heidi
    My (Not So) Elementary Life

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    1. Thank you! It is so much fun to work with cute fabric!
      Jenny

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  2. They are wonderful gifts. Ashley will love them! She will be a great neighbor.

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    1. I can hardly wait to have her next door!
      Jenny

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  3. Ashley and Ezra will love these gifts!! Nice handiwork, Jenny. This reminds me, I need to finish the baby blanket I began knitting for Ezra 2 weeks ago...

    Have a great day!

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    1. I hope so, Henriet! I can hardly wait to meet Ezra!
      Jenny

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  4. You are so thoughtful. And I love the story...it will go really well with my "book monsters" in the fall.

    Laurie
    Chickadee Jubilee

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    1. I hope you'll share more about "book monsters" . . . I want in!!
      Jenny

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  5. Congrats on hitting 100 followers! That's terrific! Your blog is wonderful and truly an inspiration! I am new to blogging so PLEASE follow my blog Keeping Up With First Grade so that we can *Teach to Make a Difference* together!
    http://keepingupwithfirstgrade.blogspot.com/

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    1. I'll be right over for a visit! Thanks for the congrats...I feel a give away coming on!!
      Jenny

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  6. What fabric is this monster print? My cousin's having a baby soon, and she's doing a monster theme.

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