I am still sorting through photos I haven't been able to upload these past few weeks and came across these small projects for school.
K needed small sized (I mean real small, 10"wide!) place mats for her lunches at school. I really, really wanted to make her cute place mats in Steiner's colors of the days and embroider them with his trees of the days as well. Between me being sick all summer and not having the money to buy fabric I wasn't able to make that happen. So, I instead used some light green fabric from pillowcases I already had and sewed 5 small place mats. I then tried to make them a bit nicer for K and embroidered different ladybugs on each one. The ladybug is her symbol at school as well as at home so she appreciated that.
She also needed extra clothes to keep at school and a bag to keep them in. I made her a simple bag (out of the same pillowcase fabric) to hang on the hook in her locker. Again I thought I would make it a bit more fun and using scrap fabric I sewed on and embroidered another ladybug.
Speaking of school, I wasn't able to post her picture from her first day back in September so here it is. That was just before we walked in. I wanted to get some nice shots of her with the school in the background but we were short on time so that one just had to do.
On our way home from school that day a ladybug found K and rode all the way home with us. Now if that was not a sure sign that we found the perfect place for K, then I don't know what could be!
Before the felting
Lastly, K needed another pair of slippers. She brought her ones from home to school (and they have to stay there all year), so she needed another pair for around the house. I found this cute elf slipper pattern on ravelry and just couldn't pass it by. Thanks to some wonderful random acts of kindness I was gifted with the yarn and the needles to make them.
After the felting (but before a good shaving and de-fuzzing!)
K decided they are gnome slippers instead of elf ones, though.
I promised I would let you know... the beautiful dress pattern I tested for my friend Michelle is now available! Visit her blog for all the info.