These are from the last day of sewing class, late this summer. We finished our final projects a little early in the class, so I let the girls make finger puppets of their own design. I had not prepared anything, so I just free-handed a finger shape, and sent them to work. Sometimes the greatest projects are the ones you didn't plan. They were so great! And it was fun figuring out the different designs with them as they worked.
Sara's butterfly is getting spotted wings.
Abby's monkey is all laid out and ready to sew.
I told Grace that she probably couldn't get her jaguar to look vicious.
I was wrong!
These are the final "Collections." This one is Grace's. I love how she stayed in the same color family for the entire class.
Anna's. The puppet is a venomous snake of some kind!
Kelsie's. She kept finishing the steps way too quickly, so I had to come up with more detail for each project. And notice the bow on the panda puppet! That was all her.
Sara's. I let them design the embroidery on the sewing bags, and she was the only one to not stitch her initial. That's a bug she found in her yard, complete with hairy legs. Love it!
Abby didn't have her bag the day we took pictures, but hers were amazing, too. Since we finished the class, we took a couple weeks off, and then started another round. This time I only have 3 students, but we are doing almost completely machine-stitched projects. Hopefully I'll remember to take some shots of those soon!