Me being the hands on lets jump in with both feet and put our necks over the finishing line have also offered my skills as a "Make it Mum", Im the Mum who gets and idea and then has to make it, some ideas are also planted as a seed and then I grow it into something for Playgroup, I have made lots of felt food, and plenty of bean bags in just about every colour and texture, its been fun. Then came some number bags, they were a whole different story, I loved making the bags and sewing on pretty hand cut felt numbers but hated sewing on the buttons but thats a whole other blooper story. (Thats the nicest thing I have to say about those buttons, oh and "Thanks Inna for your input")
Then I was given the task of making a birthday blanket, didnt really have a clue what I was doing or what it should look like but it turned out ok in the end. The birthday blanket I believe has a lot to do with the sun and the world and the creation of yourself, not 100% sure on that because I havnt seen it in action and I havnt had a break from sewing to actually study the reason but anyway that mission was also completed with a certain satisfaction and a tick of approval from our Montessori Guru.
Anyway here are the photos of some of the things I have created in the last few weeks for Playgroup.
|Some of the things that go in the pockets|
|Some of the items hanging on the correct colour button|
|The 4 different steps in making some dry felt easter eggs|
|The finished eggs ready and waiting in their carton for easter|
|"The Funky Chicken" also adapted from a idea of a Thanksgiving Turkey that had button on tail feathers|
|The Birthday Quilt, featuring the sun and the months of the year|
|A close up of the months|
|The unforgettable number counting bags|
Quite pretty really but quite a project
|Some peas I made with beads inside so it feels like there are real peas growing in the pods|
I picture them with a bowl of green beads to represent peas but have not seen them in action yet
I loved them because they are very life like
|Some yummy Strawberries|
|Some tasty carrots|
Good enough for a rabbit to eat
|Six little green apples all on a plate|
Just a small taste of the things I have been making for playgroup, also in the production line is some felt fried eggs, one down and five to go. And the weekend will be for painting some tiny picket fences onto some wooden blocks for next terms farm life activities. No doubt there will be more masterpieces to come but right now its bedtime.