Saturday, October 31, 2009


My costume went over well. It was unfortunate that parent teacher conferences coincided with Halloween, not everyone knows who Ms. Frizzle is. I think some parents just thought I was nuts in my crazy dress.
The kids loved it, sometimes 5th graders are too cool for school, but they called me Ms. Frizzle all day and kept asking when we were going to the moon. (Ms. Frizzle takes the kids on a magic school bus and her dress is always related to their trips). I'm already thinking about next year, any suggestions?

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I totally didn't make this

But it gives me a great idea for something to do with my craft class this summer! credits: Kate Dowding
green sock hopper

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Finished Ms. Frizzle Costume!

I was too lazy to sew in a collar, so I made a scoop neck dress, and put a collared shirt underneath! Halloween is fun when you're a teacher! It's also challenging to find a costume that is not totally inappropriate, so I have to be creative. Last year, it was Pippy Longstocking.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Paper Pumpkins

Made by my 5th graders from a tutorial I found last year on

Friday, October 2, 2009

Home Sick

I am taking the day off in hopes that my voice will recover. It's been great, I still don't feel 100% but I feel good enough to embroider, and catch up with the week's TV shows on Hulu. I finished my dish towel, it's one of those projects that only a mother could love. The glasses turned out nicely, but my attempt at blanket stitch, and the messed up transfer make for an un-giftable creation.Finished Dish TowelDish Towel DetailFinished Dish Towel

Thursday, October 1, 2009



Embroidered Effects Design

I finally cracked open my new book. I messed up the transfer, so I'm being adventurous with my stitches and keeping this for myself. Let me know what you think. It was kind of a whim, but I think the french knot "bubbles" are so cute. What do you think?
I will definitely finish this today or tomorrow. I ended up taking a sub day tomorrow because I lost my voice, can't teach if I can't talk! The kids were great today, but the novelty of a mute teacher was wearing off. I can't talk, but I can stitch!

Embroidered Effects PatternMy First Satin StitchI love the french knot bubbles!

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