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Sewing Camp

11 Aug

Well, I can’t believe that summer camps are done.  I have thoroughly enjoyed teaching summer camp and our campers have been fabulous!  This past week we had sewing camp and there were so many good things that were made:

Clothing!

Hairbands and scrunchies!

Lots of bags and a hanging organizer!

Letters, a mobile and a pompom!

Lots and lots of stuffies!

We had a fantastic time!  Now it’s on to our fall schedule which starts the week of August 20th.  I can’t wait to see what creative goodness is made in our classes!

Camp Re-Cap

22 Jul

Last week was super fun!!  We had a knitting and crochet camp in the morning and a sewing camp in the afternoon.  AND of course there was weaving!

 

 

We made lots of crochet stuffed animals!

 

 

We made clothing!

 

 

We made wrist warmers – both knit and crochet!

 

 

A stuffed dog whose tummy was empty and had a zipper installed to become a pajama bag!  All the idea of this student!

 

 

Lots and lots of weaving!

 

 

We made bags and back packs!

Quilted items!

More!

And more!  Looking back at the week, I can’t believe how much we accomplished!!

Sewing Camp Re-Cap

8 Jul

Last week in sewing camp was such a blast!!!  So many new skills were learned and so many projects were completed!

There were pincushions!

There were clothes:  dresses, skirts and aprons!  Oh, my!

There were bags and pouches galore!

Many, many stuffed animals!

There were weavings, hair scrunchies, and key rings!  We had so much fun!!  I can’t wait until next week!

Third Week Camp Highlights

1 Jul

We are currently entering out 5th week of camp!! I am really behind on the blogging front, but we are having a fantastic time at camp!  Here are some of the highlights from sewing camp during week three:

There were lots of tote bags made.  Each one turned out so well!

Lots and lots of pillows were made.  Some were quilted and some had embroidery on them.

Stuffed animals, pillow cases, and freeform dolls with their own set of clothes!

This sewing camp decided they wanted to weave so we set up the looms for them!!  What a fun time we had!  Lots of scarves, table runners and even a pair of wrist warmers!

Head bands and scrunchies!

And so much more!!  Our sewing camps are so much more than just sewing.  They are about exploration, friendship and fun!

Second Week Camp Highlights

27 Jun

Our second week of camp was a knitting and crochet camp and we had such a great time!!

There were crochet animals!

Crochet shoelaces and a knit coffee cup sleeve!

Crochet monsters, coaster and pillow with a backing!

We even had some good weaving going on!!  Our camps cater to the interests of every student!!

First Week Camp Highlights!

20 Jun

Dresses!

Dress and skirts!

LOTS of stuffed animals!

Sunglasses case and bags!

And many pin cushions!  I would say the first week was a success!

First week of camp!

6 Jun

Our first week of camp is off to fantastic start!  We are sewing this week and our group of students are sooo creative!

Finished projects from the first two days of camp.  A sundress and two fox stuffed animals!

We made pincushions to start – either to learn how to use the machines or to brush up on some skills that hadn’t been used in awhile.

Then it was on to other things!   Each student picked their own project and blazed away.

Last Monday Class in the Studio

23 May

Well…Monday was a day of lasts.  The school year is winding down and our summer camps will be starting up on June 4th!  While I can’t wait for summer camp to start (we have so much fun and create so many things), I’m also a little sad to be losing such a great group of students – hopefully then will be able to join again in the fall.  Today we had so many finishes:

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A woven scarf.  I love that pattern!

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Pajama Pants – that fleece is soooo super soft!

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A teacher’s gift. Isn’t this so thoughtful!! I’m sure her teacher will cherish this forever!

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A cute owl clutch purse. This purse is completely lined!

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Another fabulous scarf!

This was the studio during class time.  They were all working hard to finish their projects!!

Fantastic Preschoolers

22 May

Monday was my last preschool class for this semester.  We had a great time together and I am a little sad that the Monday class is done until the fall.  Today we:

made drawings and then embellished with fabric and sequins,

sewed up lacing cards – each student did many of these.  It was so fun!img_3158

And I gave them their pillows.  They painted the fabric last week and I sewed them into pillows to give them on the last day.  They totally LOVED them!!

Class Samples Galore!!

20 May

I have been having so much fun making samples for all the different classes that I teach!

For the studio, I made a sundress and sunglasses case sample for either kids or adults to make.  I might have to make another sunglasses case for the studio as I really like this one!

For the preschool class, I made little wooden looms and people out of used toilet paper tubes.  The students really loved these two activities!

For the tween class, we have a little ladybug bean bag, a woven monster bookmark, a keychain, and several other sewn stuffies that can be bean bags, cat toys or key chains – whatever they want to make.  I had so much fun creating these!

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