Monday, June 29, 2015

Catching Up!

 This year has been busy! I started a graduate class in January so my crafting time was put on hold. Now with the arrival of summer vacation I'm trying to catch up on posting and crafting.

 MARCH Project: This is my Dr. Seuss project. What, where is the Seuss part you ask? Well, it's still a work in progress. The letters are finally painted and are just waiting for me to modge podge on Cat in The Hat book pages. The plan is this will decorate the top of the student bookshelf in my classroom this fall. Now I just need to find a Cat in the Hat book to cut up. So far I haven't had any luck finding a used copy and I'm not willing to cut up my personal copy as I read it to the kids at school. Plus the letters are big so I have to find a book with big pages, so it's remains a work in progress.


APRIL Project: Altered converse sneakers. This is a project I've wanted to do for months. I actually bought the sneakers back in August but didn't get to it until April vacation. I just used a navy blue Sharpie and went to town zentangling my sneakers. It took about two hours but I loved how they turned out. I love wearing these, actually I'm wearing them right now and I bought I black pair to draw on this summer.  :) 

MAY Project: This winter I took a class to learn wool felting.  I love to craft but it's been years since I've taken a class; I'm more of a "I can figure that out." kind of person. Half the fun is trying to figure out how to make it and learning from my mistakes. Anyway, after my wool felting class, I had some wool roving around the house so I felted this little purple mushroom. It took me three hours to create this tiny mushroom completely from scratch. Hopefully as I practice more I'll get faster at felting.

JUNE Project: Today I finished my June apron. I've been watching a couple of shows that have aprons featured in every episode and have been wanting to create a smocklike apron to wear at school when I'm helping the kids paint. I created it by altering a pattern from Out On The Town Bibs. I think it will work well in my preschool art area. Now I need to make a few kid sized aprons for my dramatic play center.

I think I'm finally caught up just in time for the new July theme. Yay!


Kerry said...

You've done an awesome job !!!!
Can't wait to see the Dr Seuss letters finished :-)

val said...

I love all the projects you've been doing and can't wait to see the completed word. Try a used book store for Dr. Seuss. The toadstool? Be still, my heart!