Today’s Classes

29 Oct

Some final costumes finished, trick-or-treat bags made and many other happenings at class today!

Costume - Wednesday from The Adams Family

Costume – Wednesday from The Adams Family

Renaissance Costume

Renaissance Costume

The letter "A"

The letter “A”

Student created headband.

Student created headband.

Trick-or-treat bag.

Trick-or-treat bag.

Admiring eachother's work

Admiring each other’s work

Playin' around.

Playin’ around.

Crochet.

Crochet.

Finishing the strap for her bag.

Finishing the strap for her bag.

More Halloween Costumes!!

27 Oct

Our students sure worked hard on their costumes during the Halloween Costume Workshop!!

5th grade poodle skirt.

5th grade poodle skirt.

Look at this fabulous poodle skirt!!

Close up of detail on skirt.

Close up of detail on skirt.

Isn’t her “poodle” just too cute?!  I love the collar she chose for it – those are little pearls.

2nd grader dinosaur costume.

2nd grader alligator costume.

This student was so thrilled with her costume!!  Look at her tail – it is totally detachable so that she can easily get into and out of this costume all by herself.

Alligator Mask.

Alligator Mask.

Just look at her mask – too cute!

My daughter and I working on her costume.

My daughter and I working on her costume.

My daughter was not quite as ambitious as some of my students, but she decided to alter an existing costume that we already had.  We hand sewed red patches underneath holes that she had cut into the fabric.

7th grader sewing.

7th grader sewing.

She has asked me not to share until after Halloween so you will have to wait for the big reveal then.

Knitting Class

24 Oct

We are having a blast in knitting class!  The kids are all working on different and exciting projects.

3rd grader bear leg.

3rd grader bear leg.

3rd grader slipper.

3rd grader slipper.

3rd grader project from home-she needed help so we figured it out at class.

3rd grader project from home-she needed help so we figured it out at class.

Handle for a bag - not the yarn in a bottle - keeps the yarn from tangling.

Handle for a bag – not the yarn in a bottle – keeps the yarn from tangling.

3rd grader grandmother's dishcloth for her grandmother.  Sweet!

3rd grader grandmother’s dishcloth for her grandmother. Sweet!

Teaching these students to knit is such a rewarding thing to do!

Sewing Class

23 Oct

Yesterday we had such a great day in sewing class!!  The energy level was super high and so was the enthusiasm!

New project.

New project.

4th grade letter "R".

4th grade letter “R”.

New pair of shorts.

New pair of shorts.

Hand sewing.

Hand sewing.

Working.

Working.

4th grade cape made at home and brought in.

4th grade cape made at home and brought in.

Halloween Costumes!!

20 Oct

We had a great session at our most recent Halloween Costume workshop on Sunday!

4th grade dracula!

4th grade dracula!

This student finished his costume and was completely thrilled!!!  Doesn’t he look fabulous?!!

Picture of the collar.

Picture of the collar.

Close up of the clasp for this cape.

Close up of the clasp for this cape.

Simply wonderful work for this 4th grader!

3rd grader dinosaur tail

3rd grader alligator tail

Next up is a third grader who wants to be an alligator.  This is her tail.

Another photo of her alligator tail.

Another photo of her alligator tail.

She really did a great job getting all those spikes on her tail!

Alligator cape.

Alligator cape.

This is the top part of her alligator costume.  This costume is so perfect for the elementary aged child – it is easy on and easy off – and leaves the hands free.  And of course it looks wonderful on her!  At our next session she will make her face mask and be done.  What a great costume!

Knitting Class

16 Oct

Our knitting classes are in full swing!

3rd grader bow.

3rd grader bow.

This third grader worked hard to finish her very first project!!  Way to go!

3rd grader working on the strap to her bag.

3rd grader working on the strap to her bag.

3rd grader finishing up a slipper.

3rd grader finishing up a slipper.

Working on some VERY tiny knitting - size US1 needles and thread.

Working on some VERY tiny knitting – size US1 needles and thread.

3rd grader finished bag.

3rd grader finished bag.

3rd grader purse.

3rd grader purse.

Don’t their projects look great?!

Weekly Sewing Classes

14 Oct

We have been having a great time and making so many cool things in our weekly sewing classes!  I have had a hard time keeping up with these students and their creations!

4th grade "Spot" dog.

4th grade “Spot” dog.

4th grade "A" pillow.

4th grade “A” pillow.

5th grade apron.

5th grade apron.

4th grade "K" pillow.

4th grade “K” pillow.

3rd grade "Owl" stuffie.

3rd grade “Owl” stuffie.

4th grade bag with a zipper designed by our student.

4th grade bag with a zipper designed by our student.

4th grader designed hat.

4th grader designed hat.

4th grader designed clutch bag complete with button closure and patch embellishment.

4th grader designed clutch bag complete with button closure and patch embellishment.

5th grade bean bag.

5th grade bean bag.

4th grade "T" pillow.

4th grade “T” pillow.

4th grade "H" pillow.

4th grade “H” pillow.

4th grade "E" pillow.

4th grade “E” pillow.

4th grader elephant stuffie.

4th grader elephant stuffie.

4th grader "Spot" dog.

4th grader “Spot” dog.

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