This year I wanted to involve my daughter again in making gifts for her teachers. I made the coffee cozies (using the tutorial from house on hill road http://houseonhillroad.typepad.com/coffeecozy.pdf ) and J. sewed the buttons on. She loved them all except the one made of Michael Miller Feeling Groovy, which is my favourite. I ordered that fabric when she was in her everything-purple-all-the-time phase but she took an instant and intense strong dislike to it. Oh well, my gain!