|Bottled Rainbows, finished!|
Finish teacher gifts (by Thursday -- yikes!)
A few projects for the summer:
- Kaleidoscope Quilt Along at Don't Call Me Betsy
- Amy Butler Style Stitches Sew Along -- June, July, August Projects
- do. Good Stitches -- make blocks for June, July, and design my circle's August quilt
- Blogger's Dinner Party
- make something with all the HSTs I have left over from the Supernova Quilt Along
I still need to come up with a plan for what we should do each week -- I want our crafts to be fun and simple, not too frustrating (for any of us!) -- so I'll need to stay one step ahead of them and really get to know the instructions or pattern for whatever we're making. This worked pretty well for the Ruby Lou dolls I made for their friends this spring. I think I'll try to do a weekend post about "crafting with kids" after some of our days together, highlighting our favorite projects.
So here's my list of summer projects (so far!) for "crafting with kids":
- Kidlets (free download by JCasa handmade)
- Bucket hats (from Oliver & S Little Things to Sew)
- Wide brim hat (pattern by Susanne at Susanne Loves--I offered to be a pattern tester and have not gotten around to it yet!)
- Drawstring bags for toy storage
- Felt Memory Game (tutorial here)
- Felt food (didn't Kate make these look yummy?!)
- Stuffed Animal Tent (tutorial here)
- Ruby Lou Dolls for my girls
- More Doll Quilts
- Library Book Bags
- Kid-sized Messenger Bags (Thursdays this summer are going to be hiking days with Daddy, and they'll need somewhere to stash the "treasures" they find!)
- Hiking Club T-shirts -- decorate with fabric crayons
- Doll/stuffed animal sleeping bags like this
- More pillows for their beds -- made from outgrown clothes
- Doorway Puppet Theater (from Oliver & S Little Things to Sew)
As I read over this, I realize it sounds totally crazy!
But it helps to at least have it all organized and in one place . . . we'll see how it goes!
Hooray for summer!
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