This is my solution to the ' Aghhh, I've forgotten to buy gifts for the children's teachers' situation. Which usually happens on the last day of term.
1. Avoid any eye contact with the teacher and quickly run off.
2. Find some pretty fabric, hopefully you have a lovely friend like Kerrie, who sends you some wonderful stuff in the post. Thank you Kerrie : )
3. Drink 2 or 3 large coffees and get started
Cut three circles from card.
Sandwich a couple of layers of something stiff-ish, between two pieces of your pretty fabric.
Machine or hand stitch layers together, then cut away excess fabric close to the stitch line.
Sew your circles together, attach the brooch pin and whatever fanciness you have time for.
Then pour more coffee, and spend the rest of the day looking at favourite blogs and nice things on the internet