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Thursday, November 29, 2012

American Girl class: Kit Week 6

We had another delightful class in American Girls this week! This was our final class for the fall semester, and the craft that I was most nervous about! After we reviewed the book, Changes for Kit, I explained our craft.

In preparation for making mittens with polar fleece, I had bought red polar fleece every time I was at the craft store and saw it on clearance. It was a great way to buy it! I cut two pieces of red fleece for each girl, and measured it 10" x 12". Some of them were a little small, I probably could have made them 12" x 12" and it would have been easier. I traced my ten-year-old son's hand, and my six-year-old daughter's hand, added three-quarters of seam allowance around, and made two tracer patterns for each. This worked well, since the girls were 6, 10 or in-between. I think only 2 of the 25 girls made them a little small! (Sorry, moms, I tried to encourage them to use the bigger tracers!)

 After they traced onto the fleece with a washable marker, they cut out the mittens. (The nice fabric scissors worked the best for this...) I explained that the girls needed to be sure they were cutting correctly, because I didn't have extra fleece for them if they made a mistake! Thankfully, I had moms who helped me and that made it easier too. Once the girls had their four pieces cut out, they brought them to me or another mom (thanks again to my mom volunteers that helped me sew on machines, it was so easy!)
 I left the cuff open, and the girls could add an old sock cuff to it if they wanted a cuff. I think they are fine the way they are! Most of the girls were quite happy with them, and it was a nice time of year to make them! I was glad it was an easier craft than I thought it would be... schwoo!
 Showing off their mittens!
 The 2:00 class made them too!
 For snack, we had Soup kitchen soup and homemade bread, which most of the girls enjoyed. I think one of the soups had turkey in it, since it was a few days after Thanksgiving!

I had thought maybe we could play checkers & dominoes, but we didn't have enough time. I read about "making do", quilting and patching clothes from the Welcome to Kit's World book. It was a wonderful class, but I can hardly believe that we are already finished with Kit! Next semester we'll study Molly and Julie! I'll miss seeing all these great girls over the Christmas break...

Judges 6:39
Then Gideon said to God, “Do not be angry with me. Let me make just one more request. Allow me one more test with the fleece, but this time make the fleece dry and let the ground be covered with dew.”

Proverbs 31:13
She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands.

Isaiah 1:18
“Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.

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