Fall Schedule is Here!!

13 Aug
2014-2015 Class Schedule.

2014-2015 Class Schedule.

Amazing Projects To The Very End!

8 Aug

Campers were working hard today to finish their projects!  Those that had finished yesterday, started new projects and most of them finished as well!

Starting a new project.

Starting a new project.

4th grader mini puppy.

4th grader mini puppy.

3rd grader pieced pillow.

3rd grader pieced pillow.

6th grader "Spot" dog.

6th grader “Spot” dog.

4th grader "Spot" dog.

4th grader “Spot” dog.

4th grader bunny.

4th grader bunny.

4th grader pillow.

4th grader pillow.

5th grader blanket.

5th grader blanket.

4th grader bunny.

4th grader bunny.

4th grader mini bunny (palm sized)

4th grader mini bunny (palm sized)

5th grader bunny.

5th grader bunny.

3rd grader bunny.

3rd grader bunny.

4th grader bean bag.

4th grader bean bag.

"Kate" the dog.

“Kate” the dog.

Even Kate made an appearance today!  She was sleeping so peacefully, but one of the campers felt she might be a little cold so they gave her a “blanket”.

This was our last class for the summer.  Stay tuned for our fall class schedule!

 

So Much Sewing!

7 Aug

We are having a super fun time each and every day in camp!

Pin cushions.

Pin cushions.

These are our pin cushions that we made with our colored fabric.

Pin Cushions.

Pin Cushions.

Aren’t they beautiful?!

6th grader quilt.

6th grader quilt.

Break time with "Tangerine" the hamster.

Break time with “Tangerine” the hamster.

Hand Sewing with broken fingers!!

Hand sewing with broken fingers!!

Tux taking a break on the waistband of an apron.

Tux taking a break on the waistband of an apron.

Tux taking a break - she needed a blanket to be truly comfortable.

Tux taking a break – she needed a blanket to be truly comfortable.

4th grader pillow.

4th grader pillow.

4th grader designed bag.

4th grader designed bag.

7th grader heart pillow and seal stuffie.

7th grader heart pillow and seal stuffie.

5th grader apron.

5th grader apron.

We celebrated a birthday today in camp!  Happy Birthday!!

We celebrated a birthday today in camp! Happy Birthday!!

Sewing and chatting.

Sewing and chatting.

Working on projects.

Working on projects.

5th grader puppy.

5th grader puppy.

4th grader puppy.

5th grader puppy.

4th grader puppy bed with a pillow.

5th grader puppy bed with a pillow.

3rd grader quilt.

3rd grader quilt.

4th grader quilted pillow.

4th grader quilted pillow.

7th grader bubble letters.

7th grader bubble letters.

3rd grader mini-panda.

3rd grader mini-panda.

Close-up of mini-panda.

Close-up of mini-panda.

5th grader pillow.

5th grader pillow.

4th grader "Spot" dog.

4th grader “Spot” dog.

PHEW!  WOW!!  These students are busy, busy, busy!

Rhythm

5 Aug

Today in sewing camp we all settled into a really good rhythm.  All the students know where everything is kept, they know how to use the sewing machines and they have fun projects that they are working on.

"Spot" to dog head.

“Spot” the dog head.

Little Duckie.

Little Duckie.

Student designed handbag.

Student designed handbag.

Quilt progress.

Quilt progress.

Beautiful quilt layout.

Beautiful quilt layout.

Break time with the chickens.

Break time with the chickens.

Break time with the chickens.

Break time with the chickens.

Tux napping on handbag straps.

Tux napping on handbag straps.

Sewing on machines.

Sewing on machines.

Hand sewing.

Sewing by hand.

Just a regular fun day at camp!

Another Week of Sewing Camp Begins!

4 Aug

Today we started our last week of sewing camp for the summer.

New students learning to use the machines.

New students learning to use the machines.

Students new to our sewing classes usually spend the first 15 minutes or so learning to work our sewing machines.

Sewing.

Sewing.

Once the students are comfortable on the machines, they start their projects.

Finishing up.

Finishing up.

Students who were here last week continue to work on things that they started previously.

Creating new patterns.

Creating new patterns.

This student saw a pillow that I had knit and she wants to make a fabric one just like it.  Here she is drafting a pattern for her idea.

New projects.

New projects.

Everyone is working on something different.  These students all get to choose whatever project they want.  They then pick fabric and get started.

"Tux"

“Tux”

Except for Tux, who obviously needs rest and the yarn basket is the perfect place to take a nap!

Tux getting some attention.

Tux getting some attention.

Tux is never without someone paying attention to her and she loves it!

Coloring fabric with permanent markers and rubbing alcohol.

Coloring fabric with permanent markers and rubbing alcohol.

After break time we worked on creating some fun fabric which will be turned into pincushions.

More pincushion fabric.

More pincushion fabric.

4th grader couch and pillow.

4th grader couch and pillow.

Some students just use their imaginations when making projects.  Here we have a couch and pillow.

4th grader "face" pillow.

4th grader “face” pillow.

This is so cute!  The face is totally freehand.

3rd grader sachet.

3rd grader sachet.

5th grader sachet.

5th grader sachet.

7th grader sachet.

7th grader sachet.

6th grader sachet.

6th grader sachet.

4th grader pocket.

4th grader pocket.

This student decided to make something on her own.  She created a pocket with a handle – how very creative and original!

4th grader cyclops bunny!

4th grader cyclops bunny!

This is also a student original!  Pretty cute!

Sewing Camp Wrap Up

1 Aug

Sewing Camp is finished for the week. Every one finished their projects!! WooHoo!

4th grader "square" bunny.

4th grader “square” bunny.

This camper was going to make a square pillow, but at the last moment, decided to change it into a bunny!  Lookin’ good!

Cute little cotton tail!

Cute little cotton tail!

"Tux"

“Tux”

Our furry little helper, “Tux”, stayed out too late last night and slept through camp this morning :o)

6th grader bias tape.

6th grader bias tape.

This camper is making a shirt of her own design.  She wanted bias tape to go around the neck edge and the arm holes of the shirt and she wanted it in matching fabric.  She decided to make her own!

Self bias tape neckline.

Self bias tape neckline.

Here is that same bias tape sewn around the neckline of her shirt.

6th grader self-designed shirt.

6th grader self-designed shirt.

What a lovely shirt!!  This was designed and sewn by this camper-GREAT job!  The only thing left is to sew her bias binding onto the arm holes.  I can’t wait to see it finished.

Starting a new project.

Starting a new project.

This camper finished a project first thing this morning and decided there was enough time to work on something else.

Finishing up projects.

Finishing up projects.

Picking yarn for antennae.

Picking yarn for antennae.

Working away.

Working away.

4th grader "face" pillow.

4th grader “face” pillow.

"Hey, look at my ears!"

“Hey, look at my ears!”

4th grader self-designed butterfly pillow.

4th grader self-designed butterfly pillow.

1st grader bunny pillow.

1st grader bunny pillow.

5th grader bear pillow.

5th grader bear pillow.

Embroidery details.

Embroidery details.

Cute fleece pillow with "knots" on the corners.

Cute fleece pillow with “knots” on the corners.

5th grader bean bag.

5th grader bean bag.

5th grader bunny.

5th grader bunny.

5th grader pillow.

5th grader pillow.

Such a fun time was had by all this week!  I can’t wait for sewing camp next week!

Beautiful Finished Projects!

31 Jul

We had quite a few finished projects today!

5th grader bunny.

5th grader bunny.

We started out with the completion of this cute little bunny!

Bunny face close up.

Bunny face close up.

Just look at his cute little face!

Two bunnies!

Two bunnies!

Another bunny joined us at camp today.  One of our students went home yesterday and created the cute bunny on the left all by herself at home and then brought him to play with us today!

Sleeping bunny.

Sleeping bunny.

After about half a morning of sewing camp, bunny needed a nap so another camper donated her handmade quilt for bunny to snuggle with.

6th grader backback.

6th grader backback.

A very lovely backpack was finished – these backpacks are fully lined and include a casing for the drawstring closure.

4th grader froggy.

4th grader froggy.

Such a cute froggy made a debut in camp today.

1st grader quilt.

1st grader quilt.

This young sewing enthusiast finished her quilt this morning.  Isn’t it beautiful?!

4th grader backpack.

4th grader backpack.

Here is a second backpack that was completed today.  I LOVE this bird fabric!

Starting an innovative design.

Starting an innovative design.

This 7th grader is creating her own pattern for a shirt.  Shortly after this photo was taken, her fabric was chosen, cut and she started sewing – I can’t wait to see the outcome.  Maybe she will let me use the pattern she created for future camps or classes.

7th grader patchwork pillow.

7th grader patchwork pillow.

This started out as a quilt but as this camper neared the finish line she decided she would much rather have a pillow.  I think she will be very happy with her pillow.

5th grader pillow case.

5th grader pillow case.

This student worked very hard on her pillow case and it turned out fabulously!

Bunny couch.

Bunny couch.

Bunny must have a couch to relax in after a hard day at camp!

4th grader bunny couch.

4th grader bunny couch.

This couch was designed and sewn completely by a 4th grader – simply impressive!  She did such a wonderful job from her first idea to the execution of her design!

Bunny carrot.

Bunny carrot.

Bunny must have a snack to make it through a whole morning of sewing!

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