Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A Million Pairs of Mittens (part 1)

Hi!  So I  haven't blogged in a bit cause I've been busy making all these mittens.  And this is just for my son's kindergarten class.  I have yet to finish up my daughter's class.  I made 22 pairs of mittens for my son's class.  I first saw this on a Splitcoast Stampers tutorial.  I had some leftover inexpensive felt and lots of white yarn.  I did end up buying more felt, yarn needles, and something called Liquid Stitch from Walmart cause I don't yet know how to use my sewing machine.  So all the mittens were first glued around the edges (wait 24 hours to dry with something heavy on top) then hand sewn.  My daughter helped sew too! 

The Spellbinders mitten dies are super cute.  There are small ones too like the ones I used above to stamp the child's first initial and the year using Just Rite Stampers.  I crocheted the handles too, just a simple chain stitch and tied them on so it can be hung like an ornament.  The rickrack die is from PTI. 

We placed large candy canes in these mittens. 

We assembled all the goody bags tonight.  My younger son helped too.  We also added a small paddle ball toy that I bought again at Walmart when they were having their Halloween sale.  I bought a pack of 6 for just a quarter.  The colors are all Halloween colors like purple, orange and green but hey, it's so cheap!  My older son colored all the tags for the bags and wrote his friends' names on them.  I used PTI's Tiny Treats again.  The Tiny Treats series of stamps are so cute and fun for the kids to color.

The Trevor stamp is still up for grabs if anyone wants it.  Just leave me a comment saying you want it and will give it a good home.

Thanks for reading and hope you're having a great week!


Cheryl said...

Soooo cute! I can't believe you guys sewed that many mittens. I thought it was a mitten wreath at first. Very clever ornament and treat bag!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Wow! You have been super busy. Those mittens are so cute and detailed. The children receiving them will think they are special with all those treats.

Sunghee said...

You gotta be kidding me! Ummm.... how many kids you said you have!!! When did you get the time to make all this!!! This is amazing!!! Wow~! I was going to skip on making holiday treats for my kids school this year and you are making me feel guilty. hehe.

Lorraine said...

Wow, Eva, I don't know how you do it! Mittens for all of the children in class?! These are adorable! So special with the handmade stitching. You rock! And your children must feel so proud bringing such special presents for their friends.