I'm excited to be teaching at BAYarts again this summer. If you're local you can look here to find the descriptions for all of the the BAYarts July camps that begin next week (July 16-19). I will be teaching Basic Hand Sewing in the mornings from 9:30 to 11:30. The following week (July 23-26) I'm also hoping to spend the afternoons teaching a class called Hand Sewn Accessories where students will use their sewing skills to create a variety of quick, fun projects to wear or give as gifts. After all, handmade is so much nicer than store bought.
Side note: although "story time" has not traditionally been a part of my sewing classes I REALLY want to buy this book to read to my students. I stumbled upon it while browsing at my local bookstore and, oh my, I wish I'd written it myself. There's even a blog based on the book which I will definitely check out the next time I have two minutes to spare.
At the present time, the enrollment for Hand Sewn Accessories is a bit low. I'm really hoping more students sign up because I'm excited about the projects for this class. Here is a picture of three of them:
...a place to hide a key! As someone who spent the better part of her childhood wearing a house key on a thick, itchy cord from the hardware store, I would have loved something like this. I know that times have changed and there may not be as many children who need to carry house keys, but it could also be a useful place to keep a neighbor's key when tasked with feeding pets or watering plants while they are on vacation.
There is one more project for this class, but after I made the model I realized it needed some modifications. My goal is to finish this evening and have a picture for you tomorrow...provided that the littles cooperate.