I just stumbled across a cute little idea for pencil toppers from Missy at Crafty Carnival She also has several really cool tutorials--one for a sweet tooth fairy pillow complete with pattern download! (I could have used that pattern about 11 years ago!)
Nevertheless, I modified the toppers for the current season, and whipped one up this morning. I often have little segments of time when my kids are taking tests or doing math problems or writing assignments. I find my hands fidgeting, needing something to make. (We mom's have an innate need to multi-task.) (Sure I can stitch while I read off my daughter's spelling words for her test!)
Now Bethani is making a list of the people in her life that need pencil toppers.