A bad cold has really knocked me on my rear and put me behind on everything. Including making Christmas gifts for my son's pre-school teachers. I remembered close to midnight last night. As in 11 hours before the Christmas party where those gifts are delivered. Oops!
Thankfully these little tissue pack covers I saw at Let's Go Fly a Kite are the perfect small gift and quick to make. I finished three of them, including ironing the fabric from my scrap bin, in about 20 minutes. Add a pack of tissues and a small gift card and I was done. Thank goodness for my sewing machine!
The party went as well as can be expected given the number of children, tables full of food and sweets and a visit from Santa -- all near naptime for the younger ones -- but I find these events really tiring. My boys go crazy, and it's hard to keep them from running around at top speed (opposite directions, of course) because they're so excited. No pictures on Santa's lap again for us...although at least this year, we got a snap of them 'sitting near' Santa. My youngest climbed up on Santa for a split second before freaking out and the oldest got close enough to grab his gift and run. Maybe next year. Maybe.