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Published in: on February 28, 2007 at 7:03 pm  Leave a Comment  

PaperDolls Class Rescheduled!!

Originally scheduled for this Sat March 3rd 10-12pm.

This class will now be offered twice Friday March 2nd 10-12pm and on another Saturday in March (DTA).

Please email me for more information or to register. See you then!!

To keep you busy until then check out: PaperDolls Review

Published in: on February 28, 2007 at 6:25 pm  Leave a Comment  

Sewing 1-2-3 until next week…

I’m a bit under the weather so we won’t be having class tonight! So our project for this week to make covers for our sewing journals will move to next week. And the week after that…we are making sock critters! So remember to bring in your pair of socks!

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Published in: on February 26, 2007 at 2:30 pm  Leave a Comment  

Sewing1-2-3 Making Wallets

I’m a little behind in posting about our projects, so here’s a little catch-up!

Remember this post about the wallets? Well…it was a great success!

After cutting out the wallet pattern pieces out of felt, we sketched our image for applique and used it as a pattern piece.
sew123wallets - cutting out our applique pattern
Then we embellished our applique, in this case, we added eyes, nose, mouth and whiskers!.
sew123wallets - decorating the applique
The applique was then sewn to the front of the wallet. Then the wallet was sewn following this tutorial.
sew123wallets - finished kitty wallet front

posted by ZanneStar

Published in: on February 15, 2007 at 2:49 am  Leave a Comment  

voila! BEAUTIFUL pincushions!

During our most recent Sewing 1-2-3 session, we made pin cushions! We started by cutting out the shapes of our cushions out of felt using pinking shears. Then some sketched their ideas in their notebook for a pattern, while others cut felt freely to use for an applique.
sew123pincushions - stitching
We then decorated our cushion pieces with embroidery and applique.
sew123pincushions - adding an applique
Once that was done, we stitched three sides of the cushion together and left the last side open so we could stuff the cushions.
sew123pincushions - stuffing the cushion
sew123pincushions - a stuffed cushion ready for closing!
sew123pincushions - stuffing a cushion
After the cushions were firmly filled, we stitched 1/2 of the last open side closed, then stuffed the cushion even further, and stitched the last bit closed.

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Published in: on February 15, 2007 at 2:35 am  Leave a Comment  

Pirate Art

Don’t forget to submit your pirate art work…….the show opens on February 25th

For ideas try:

Kids Craft Weekly Issue 4

Published in: on February 14, 2007 at 10:05 pm  Leave a Comment  

Classes that Still have Spaces

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Sew 1-2-3 w/Zanne Blair
Mondays 4-6pm (7+ Younger children welcome with caregiver)

A 14 part workshop, Sewing 1-2-3. It’s a series of workshops focusing on sewing, learning about needle, thread, fabrics and pattern making. All materials will be included unless specified. Reservations must be made in advance. $140 for 14 classes. $15 for individual classes. There is a one time materials fee of $25 and it inlcudes a basic sewing kit with basic supplies needed for class.

Little Brushes Kids Art Playshop
Mondays 9:30-11:30 am Ages 3-6

Get messy with our paint and create class. We allow the freedom to explore with many different mediums, materials and techniques. We will also guide our little artists imagination’s with fun and creative art activity ideas. We encourage our little artists to have fun with art, to have fun with friends while gaining confidence through their artistic explorations

and for our younger friends

Parent Child Class
Fridays 9:30-11:30am (0-3 1/2 years) $100 (10 sessions)

The Parent/Child classes will meet once a week for parents and their children . Age appropriate activities such as simple crafts, seasonal activities, circle time and puppet shows alternate with free play while parents share insights about life with a toddler and offer support for parents seeking to create a home life conducive to healthy and joyful growth.

Published in: on February 14, 2007 at 9:58 pm  Leave a Comment  

**Creative Movement** New Spring dates

Creative Movement for children: ages 5-7 w/Felice Wolfzahn
Tuesdays, (6 wks.) April 24thth-May 29th 4:15-5:00pm

This class will give children an opportunity to spend time focusing on
playful expression through movement. Children will be lead through warm-ups,
stretches, games, improvisations and locomotive movements through space such
as skipping, hopping and leaping. We will use poems, imaginative stories,
and children’s input for movement explorations.

Fee: $0-$5 per class (sliding scale)

For more information on this class please email Felice felwolf@crocker.com

Published in: on February 8, 2007 at 6:31 pm  Leave a Comment  

Clay and Papier Mache SnowPeople- Messy Kitchen Crafts!

Read all about it here……

A Kitchen Clay Craft

and Papier Mache Snowpeople Tutorial

Now go get dirty, and have fun!

Published in: on February 3, 2007 at 12:55 am  Comments (2)  

Pirate Books

Here are some for the 3-6 year olds …….

The Night Pirates
This one is my favorite! Rough tough little girl pirates!

Don’t Mention Pirates

Pirate Girl

Olives Pirate Party

Shiver Me Letters: A Pirate ABC

How I Became a Pirate

Activities Books:

Pirate Things to Make And Do

The Great Pirate Activity Book

Published in: on February 2, 2007 at 3:59 am  Leave a Comment