This week we revisited a craft I first introduced at the preschool three years ago. The children stitched up a simple wool mouse made from felted wool sweaters. For complete instructions on how to make one of these see here.
They actually look very much the same as the ones from three years ago...it even looks like the same sweater felt. What was very different however, was my ability to let go a little more. I have less fear about handing a needle and thread project over to three, four and five year-olds then I did years ago.
I once again marvel at the different approach and style each child brings to their project. How about the nose on this one...
...or the super stitching from this one...
It warms my heart when they want to bring their little mouse into playtime, little squeaks were heard for the rest of the afternoon.
One the topic of sewing I want to give a huge thanks for the tremendous response to my tapestry table. It was one of those posts that went viral for a few days thanks to Deborah (and a few others)for linking it up on facebook and to Amie (the source of my inspiration for this project) for her lovely post about it on her blog. There have been so many questions about the table and I'm still trying to catch up answering those emails. One of the biggest questions is about the frame itself. The base of an old coffee table is what I used and it works beautifully! Look at thrift stores, Craigslist, and even recycle centers...I have seen plenty put out to trash over the years. Just keep your eyes open.
Happy Friday everyone!!