Monday, December 13, 2010

Sankta Lucia

My house smells so good, saffrony St. Lucy buns (Lussekator)!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

More hats!

Basic hats from 5th grade 4 needle knitting...each student hand dyed yarn with food coloring.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Sider web potholders, 8th

Fun little project, spider web potholders, is a hit and developes cutting, machine sewing skills.  They cut 22" strips, 1.5 " wide, sew together, cut 45 degree angle triangles, sew together, cut backing, filler, sew together, quilt around...and voila!  Even the least precise students gets fun results!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Michaelmas dragon head 2010

Well, it is time to look over the last 4 months of school.  This was the 6th grade dragon head that we made together this year!  We used mirrored balls for the eyes.  The jaw is not connected so that they had more flexablility with opening and closing the mouth manually...I think it turned out fantastic! 

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Long time no see

Whoa, I forgot what my blog looked like!  I guess I have been ubber busy with my classes and my family...soooo, the year is sailing along.  Somehow I feel I am putting more work than ever into my classes, when I should be more or less settled after 5 years of teaching handwork.  Well, I always have to throw in a wrench, like making marionettes with my 30 seventh graders and then putting on a puppet play eventually...more on that later.  We have just begun.

So I'll have to bring this up to date in baby steps.  Here are some finished slippers we made with 7th grade out of felted sweaters.  We are focusing on recycling and reusing.