Monday, May 31, 2010

Auburn University Sun Hat

Here's my latest project!! A sun hat for an Auburn University baby. Made of 100% cotton in Navy and Sunburst Orange, this hat will shield the baby's face from the harmful sun rays. Sized to fit a 6-9 month old (head circumference 16").

I'm pretty excited about this project, it's super adorable and went up in less than 2 hours!! :)

Available on my Etsy site for $8.00.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

End of the School Year

It came -- the end of my tenure at Northside. Our original class had 9 and over the year we lost a few, but gained many more. The year finished with a class role of 16!! Each and every one is special and has touched my heart in a way I will never forget. I am so very sad to have to leave my little ones, so I can return to University in July. The children have grown immensely over this school year, and I am so very proud of them and cannot wait to see what they will do in the future!

Even though this has been an extremely busy week, I still have managed to bust out a few knitting/crochet projects (and a few others on the side).

On Monday, the chaos began. I began to design certificates for the 27 little graduates!! Each child received a personalized certificate with their own special graphic. This is also when I decided to make a slideshow complied of many of the pictures the other teachers and I took over this school year. Tuesday, was the night of the dance recital. On this night, I also realized I had a dilemma. My husband and I had too many eggs at our house. What did we do to remedy this, you may ask? Bake three large pizza sized M&M cookie cakes, complete with a luscious butter creme frosting!! Wednesday was the "due date" for the certificates and the last bit of time I had to work on the slideshow. Late Wednesday night, I finally put the finishing touches on the slideshow, the songs "One Small Voice" and "Fingerprints" really gave it the extra emotional boost. On Thursday morning, everything was in order and it was time to set up for the ceremony. The ceremony was beautiful and the kids were ready for their summer adventures. Friday was less busy, but just as stressful and emotional as this was my last day as the afternoon teacher in Classroom L. Once again, I am so very sad to be leaving my little ones, but am also super excited to see where they will go and what they will do when they grow up!

Ok, so now for my projects (unrelated to daycare).

During this crazy chaotic week, I finished an Auburn University potholder (C), a stuffed fish toy (K), a few flower hair bows (C), and about 90% of an apple shaped potholder (C). It surely has been a busy week, but I squeezed out the time to work on a few small projects. I think working with yarn relaxes me :)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Mothers Day Surprise Gift

On my last post, I mentioned a project which was a surprise for my mom. She has finally received it in the mail, so I can now post pictures -- its a Boston Terrier dishcloth! I found the pattern on Ravelry, "Boston Terrier Portrait Dishcloth, by Evelyn A. Clark". It was a fast and easy knit, I very much enjoyed this project.

More good news, Hunny (the Boston Terrier I made the get well star blanket for) ended up not needing surgery! The bulge on her foot disappeared, just a few days before she was scheduled to have it removed -- Hooray!! ;)