I'm the roomparent for Gunnar's toddler class, which means I'm the lucky one organizing holiday gifts for the teachers, specialists and office staff for his grade level. I really hate asking parents for tons of money, especially with the economy right now, so I figured I'd make two of the 8 of the gifts myself to help keep costs down.
I stiched up two Challah covers using crisp linen fabric and regular 6 strand embroidery floss. (Challah is a Jewish bread that is traditionally covered with a opaque cloth while it is being blessed for Shabbat).
Here's a closeup of the embroidery. Both the star and the dreidel patterns are from Sublime Stitching.