by zoefzoef 26 Aug 2019

Need some ideas.. -long story short- after almost 20 years I'l be leaving my company and on 14th of oct will start somewhere else. No easy decision, but sometimes you need fresh air. Thanks to all who have supported me during this last year when I was feeling down.

Now.. I have a great team and leaving them behind will be hard. I still want to sew something for them, but to be honest can't spent hours on it. Also I have my team (8 people), but we belong to the bigger group of IT people who were also nice. In total 23. Should I feel obligated to create something for them too ?
What kind of gift could I sew ? I was thinking about key Fob's, but doesn't that looks a bit "little" or stupid ? I could sew a tower with design,.. but then I need lots of designs... and this will costs also,...
So some tips are welcome !
thanks Zoefzoef (Linda)


by crafter2243 Moderator 27 Aug 2019

These may be an idea. Truthfully it takes me more time to turn them then stitching them out. I bought zippers and clasp at Amazon.You can fill them with something special if your would like.

Linda I wish you all the best on your new adventure.

by basketkase 27 Aug 2019

Congrats Linda on moving on .......looks as though you have some great tips below......good luck on your new beginning.......

by dailylaundry 27 Aug 2019

I have sent you a PM.

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by zoefzoef edited 28 Aug 2019

okay I think I have found 2 of them; can't select which one.. Floppy is more IT releated.
there is a mix of guys & ladies... or should I buy both designs ?

dailylaundry by dailylaundry 27 Aug 2019

I think the floppy is perfect!!

dragonflyer by dragonflyer 27 Aug 2019

I like the floppy could even add their name on this if you wanted to....

zoefzoef by zoefzoef 28 Aug 2019

yes I will buy the Floppy and give it a try to see the size of the label.. Will keep you updated !

dragonflyer by dragonflyer 28 Aug 2019

Linda...Designs by Little Bee has a 60% discount on all of their designs...code is in their newsletter. PM me for more information....

by dragonflyer 27 Aug 2019

Congratulations on your new job, Linda...I think Key Fobs would be just the ticket for your co-workers. If there is anything I can do to help you with a design, please send me a PM. Hugs and smiles...❤️

by kustomkuddle 27 Aug 2019

Congratulations on a new chapter of your life. Change is not easy but your can do this! I love the idea of the key fob as others have suggested.

by zoefzoef 27 Aug 2019

Thanks for you suggestions and tips. So I will stay at making Fob's.
i have checked my collection, I only have dog footprint, gingerbread, pig & koala face, sewing machine. Not enough to support whole group of people. Who can direct me to some fob's (like cat print, IT stuff fob, team topics,...other idea's)

by sewdeb 27 Aug 2019

I agree with the suggestions already given - I just wanted to congratulate you on your new job and wish you all the very best! Hugs*, Deb

by gerryvb 27 Aug 2019

congratulations with the new job !!!
I would prefer the key fob, I love to give useful gifts. perhaps you can make a key fob with the first letter of their name.....
The other suggestion of a Christmas ornament is lovely too, But personally I would love to get a key fob or key cord.....Hugs )))

by airyfairy 27 Aug 2019

First of all congratulations on your new job. It is always hard to leave a team. I remember when I retired after over 30 years with my company. It wasn’t leaving the work that was hard but leaving my staff of very dedicated people.
I think the key fobs sound great. They know that you are busy and will be grateful for anything you have gone to the trouble to make.
I wish you all the very best. Hope the family are well.

by graceandham 27 Aug 2019

Wow! That is a huge decision. I wish you well in your new work. Don't sweat how much time you have to give to your co-workers. I've seen how generous you have already been. Pour yourself into your new future!

by dailylaundry 26 Aug 2019

Linda, if you decide to make something for the whole group of 23 - I wouldn't hesitate to do a key fob (snap tab). I can do a bunch in one hooping (say 6x10 or 8x12). Also, a kitchen towel for your immediate group of 8 is possible or perhaps an Embroidery Christmas ornament. While I haven't seen a laptop or PC snap tab design - there are a lot of other possibilities! Let me know if I can help you brainstorm this in anyway! Hugs and best of luck in your new job! Laura

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parkermom by parkermom 26 Aug 2019

I agree with the Christmas ornament idea--easy and beautiful. I've done many on cork fabric and the people that I've given them to have been very pleased to receive them. You could do multiples in only a few hoopings. And they will think of you every time they see it!

by maymason1 26 Aug 2019

( 8 ) Team hand towels,,,good luck on your new job,

by asterixsew Moderator 26 Aug 2019

Congratulations on your decision and good luck with your new life. I will put my thinking hat on for presents for your working groups.