One of the young girls at playschool really has a keen eye on my handwork...
"What are you making, Rebecca?"
"Who is it for?"
"...Could you make me one, too?"
Such a sweet soul! I struggle to say, "no, honey, it's for someone else..."
Two weeks ago, I sat down and made her a list of my favorite projects. I let her choose one; explaining that it would take some time until the project was completed. This was key, as I've observed all of the children wanting a very innocent instant gratification when it comes to many things and subjects.
She's asked about this project every day, and now, I'm ready to present it to her...
Very simple pattern from one of my favorite craft books; a quick knit perfect for a beginner.
In time, I'll let each child select a handmade item for their very own.
Do you have a tried and true, gentle response for the inevitable "I wants.."?
By the end of the summer, I'll have made 25 for her classroom!
This is my first project on DPNs, and it's great practice!
Speaking of birthdays...W's 2nd birthday is the beginning of August, and will be here before we know it!
We are making plans for food, music (a guitar sing-a-long, courtesy of some very talented family members!), and of course, decorations. Alas, first things first, the invitations!
...We're getting ready to go into vacation mode; my favorite time of year. I'm ready for the surf and the sand and the good times that surely await us:)
But for now, we enjoy the mild temperature, strawberries, and the occassional ice cream cone for dinner:)