(this is the only photo i took...i was too busy spinning and drinking hot tea!)
at our school i have been more daring with the projects i do with the children. on tuesdays when there are only 3 (and little zevy, of course) children total, including nahum, i have been trying some new projects with them. this past tuesday we made stuffed corn pillows for the upcoming thanksgiving holiday. inspired by the book the creative family i intended to make stuffed traced hand turkeys. but once at school that day, i realized that two of the three children were vegetarians and it didn't seem right to make a turkey for the center of their table when they didn't eat meat. so in mid sentence i switched it to corn and we still got to trace our hands! i traced each of their hands for the corn stalk part and then drew a basic corn shape for them to decorate as they pleased. i used canvas that i had in my stash leftover from the college days of art and painting. i brought in my fabric crayons that i had bought eons ago but never used (but really wanted to!) and a small container of embroidery floss and some sewing needles. i also brought my iron to set the crayon on the fabric. our project took forever but came out so super cute. after they decorated their corn they sewed around the edge, stuffed it with sheep wool, finished sewing it up and voila! before they sewed it up i asked what they were thankful for and wrote it on the back.
(i know they hardly look like corn...but really it was a last minute switch from the turkey. and anyway they are heartbreaking-ly cute in my opinion! i love the all pink. but really i am just so proud that they all did their best and it was two of the kiddos first time sewing!)
so now...after a very long post i must get on with my work. currently (i just finished another waldorf soft baby) i am working on my season's round package for send off here in the near future!