Saturday, December 31, 2011
Thumbelina has been taking sewing classes at the high school. This year she made a coat for a competition called "Make It With Wool". She had been working on it at school, so I wasn't able to see it until it was almost finished. And when I saw it... holy cow! I was SO impressed. Not only is it awesome from the outside, the inside is fully lined!
I mean, seriously - check out how nice that looks!
Gorgeous! And probably her favorite feature is the ability to instantly become a Jedi when necessary:
She took 2nd place in the sewing competition with this coat. I can't wait to see how she does next year.
About a week before Christmas break, Thumbelina mentioned that she'd like to make Christmas gifts for all of her siblings. She was still working on her last one on Christmas Eve, but she did it! Want to see what she created? I thought you'd never ask!
ElemenoB got this reversible shoulder bag which was crafted from an old sheet and pillowcase found at our local secondhand store. (If you're interested in actually making this, Thumbelina's version has a longer strap.)
Thumbelina made Princess this adorable pleated wrap-around skirt.
Every superhero needs a cape, so naturally that's what Little O received.
Mom! Take anudder pitchur of me wif my gun!
Well, okay, since you're so stinkin' adorable...
Curly got a cute tiered skirt to wear with her favorite leggings.
Cowgirl was gifted some much-needed new pajama pants made from the perfect western-themed flannel. (McCalls pattern #8434)
And the oldest 3 boys got ties. (The links are for 2 different tie patterns depending on the size of person you are making it for.)
Incidentally, I can not even begin to express how difficult it was to get these three bozos to stand still long enough to take a picture. They kept wanting to cross their eyes or throw me a creepy gaze or jump in the air or some such thing. I finally got them to just be normal for half a second with the promise of taking this next picture, too:
Nice job, Thumbelina! You put my sewing skills to shame.