Saturday, 7 July 2007

Tess' sewing kit



I think I promised a few days ago some pics of Tess's sewing things we made together for her sewing kit at school. The School has a 'craft' teacher who occasionally does things with the classes and she had them make a bag to hold things in, it was actually really well done... however, then she wanted something to put her needle in (each child has their own needle) and then something for her thread (they each had to take a reel of thread) and then one of those 'puffy things' to stick pins into...... get the picture.... and Tess being Tess, had to have them all matching (good girl, she does watch mum sometimes) so we set out to make the following three items from co-ordinating fabrics. Problem is now the original bag she made at school doesnt match....
They have a lovely teacher who tells me she cannot sew but at least she is including this almost long lost skill in her classroom. Another wonderful thing they do is Soup Day. Every Wednesday the children have to take a chopped up vegetable, a mug and spoon. They tip the vegies into a pan of boiling stock which simmers in the classroom until lunch when they all get to share it.. and it smells so good.... some of the children have never seen some of these vegies...let alone tasted them.... can you imagine this lovely warm soup to fill their stomachs on a cold winters day....




hugs, Helen

2 comments:

Italodisco said...

Hi Ellen.Your blog, Is Very nice! Kostas, Greece

Helen Stubbings said...

Thanks Kostas, I am very new to blogging and would like to still make a lot of changes to the look but have made a start and will keep working on it.
hugs, Helen