Wednesday, 21 December 2011
and a Happy New Year
lots of love Hannah and Pip xx
Tuesday, 6 December 2011
This week we taught the kids to sew christmas scenes then machine stitch them onto card using an old singer sewing machine. The children didnt have to be neat just as long as the bits were attached to each other and they had a go!
It was lovely, Hannah and I had done our 'here's one I made earlier' to give the kids a template of what could be done. We worried that they would just try and copy what we had done. We need'nt have worried.......
Violet made a lovely fabric robin, with little apple buttons lining the bottom of her work
Joseph made a Christmas Shark (of course), with a button eye.
Lots of the children chose to do Christmas trees, all totally different from the next.
Daniel (helped by mum) did a Snowman and Eleanor a gingerbread man. They are such a creative bunch, we were sew impressed! (groan)
The next thing was to sew these masterpieces onto card, to make the Christmas Card. I brought along my old handle turn singer sewing machine and we got to work machine sewing. The kids worked as a team, with one person turning the handle and the other making sure the the piece fed in to the machine in a (semi) straight line. It was really great fun.
Thanks to all your hard work Children. Han and I hope you're looking forward to next week's pom-pom snowballs, pom-pom take a long time to do, but are well worth it.
See you next week, love from the Craft Hub Make and Take gang
Monday, 5 December 2011
Monday, 21 November 2011
Aw two lovely sisters
Olivia's snowy fit for a princess
Violet's complex snow scene and bridge wow
Santa's sleigh by Ella
Tom's snowy giant Santa
Daniel's snowmen and I particularly love the snow boards
Monday, 14 November 2011
Well done Lucy, colourful as ever!
Olivia listening intently
Daniel's green snake taking shape
Violet's pretty scarf
Knitty Snake having a ssssssip of Joey's lovely tea
Hello folks, we had a funky finger knitting fest! today at Make and Take. Whoa, I didnt realise how complicated it is to teach this really exciting skill to a bunch of eager make and takees. It is actually a really simple make, however getting your head around the cast on (start off) row was possibly the most complex bit. I have dug out the You Tube video embedded below, and noticed that she makes the beginning row far less complicated than I managed by just removing the tail completely and not knitting the pointing finger stitch on the first row. (Much easier!).
The boys getting finger knitting fever!
Mmm someone's done this before
OOh I've got something stuck!
Thursday, 10 November 2011
What a cutie!
Joey one of our mums did this gorgeous bunny scene
Charlotte another mum, who is also a noted artist, wow!
The Artists with their work
Joe Aged 7
India Age 7
Daniel Age 7