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.

Halloween Costume Update

6 Oct

Everyone came to our Halloween Costume Workshop with lots of energy and ready do work.  It’s so easy to teach students who want to learn!!

Fairy costume ready to be cut out.

Fairy costume ready to be cut out.

Dorothy costume being pinned.

Dorothy costume being pinned.

Poodle skirt waistband and ties being made.

Poodle skirt waistband and ties being made.

Vampire cape lining finished!!!

Vampire cape lining finished!!!

Ooops!  A little ripping going on - no worries!!  All is well now!

Ooops! A little ripping going on – no worries!! All is well now!

Ironing that hugely long waistband!

Ironing that hugely long waistband!

Sewing on her dinosaur costume.

Sewing her dinosaur costume.

Everyone made such huge progress on their costumes!  I am so proud of them!

Halloween Costume Workshop

2 Oct

We had our first of three sessions for the Halloween Costume Workshop!!  Our students have some great ideas and started on their projects.

4th grader.

4th grader.

We cut out patterns – this one is for a fairy.

4th grader.

4th grader.

We pinned them to our fabric – this will be a vampire.

5th grader.

5th grader.

This will be Rainbow Dash.

5th grader.

5th grader.

We cut our fabric – this will be a poodle skirt.

3rd grader.

3rd grader.

We even got some sewing done – this will be a dinosaur.

5th grader.

5th grader.

Poodle skirt sewing.

All in all a great session and some fabulous costumes taking place!

Knitting Class!

25 Sep

We have such a fun time in knitting class!  Our students get so much done!

Sewing the last little bit on a hat.

Sewing the last little bit on a hat.

4th grader hat knit in the round.

4th grader hat knit in the round.

This student did such a great job on her hat.  She cast on with circular needles, knit for 6 1/2″, changed to double pointed needles, and then cast off and sewed the top closed.  Isn’t it such a cute hat?!!

Side view of hat.

Side view of hat.

Spool knitted bracelet with buttons being sewn on.

Spool knitted bracelet with buttons being sewn on.

Finished, embellished bracelet!

Finished, embellished bracelet!

Another bracelet!

Another bracelet!

What is just so wonderful about these knitting classes is the friendships that are being made.  The students are all so supportive of each other.  They help each other with challenges and celebrate finishes together!

Aren't those buttons fabulous?!!

Aren’t those buttons fabulous?!!

Hair bow by a new knitter.  Great job!

Hair bow by a new knitter. Great job!

Bows were very popular!

Bows were very popular!

This session of knitting is over but the next one starts right up next week!!

Sewing and Knitting Class

17 Sep

It’s time for another class of sewing and knitting and I haven’t even posted from last week!!  So many good things to come from Let’s Go Crafting.  A Halloween Workshop is being offered – I can’t wait to see what each student comes up with!  American Girl Clothing workshops, Holiday Ornament workshops and more to come.

But…let me get to the important stuff for now!  What went on in last week’s classes?

Collaborating.

Collaborating.

Cutting of new projects.

Cutting of new projects.

Fabric selection and pinning.

Fabric selection and pinning.

More cutting.

More cutting.

Sewing.

Sewing.

More sewing - this is the insertion of a zipper.

More sewing – this is the insertion of a zipper.

Chattin' and knittin'

Chattin’ and knittin’

More knitting.

More knitting.

Part of a finished bow.

Part of a finished bow.

Casting on.

Casting on.

Almost done!

Almost done!

Spool knitting at break time.

Spool knitting at break time.

A spool knitted bracelet!

A spool knitted bracelet!

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