It's an exciting time for our local Montessori school. They have been providing a fantastic educational environment (no I'm not biased!!!) for children aged 3 to 6 since 1976. This week, after many years of planning and preparation, they open the doors to a beautiful Primary School - children age 6 to 9 will be able to continue their educational journey in the most beautiful of school surroundings - an old sandstone school hall with soaring ceilings and dark timber beams.
So many people have been involved in setting up this lovely space. I was lucky enough to be asked to create a sewing basket for the classroom. The girls and I love to sew together and so I have enjoyed putting together a basket that will hopefully encourage other children to find pleasure in making and creating.
First of all there are 3 sets of scissors - I think of them as Dadda, Mamma and Baby Bear scissors but they are really scissors for adults, for children and embroidery scissors. I thought it would be fun to use some of the scraps I have from the Sew Stitchy collection
And then there is a pin cushion...
That central Ohio Star is only 2 3/4 inches wide - so I'm quite proud of myself!!! My own pin cushion is far less flash!And finally a needle book - the other project I completed last week for the Hand Stitched Course
I am excited about adding this project to the sewing basket. All the stitching that can be seen is hand done and with some help and direction the children in the class could make one too.
There is also a box of embroidery and standard sewing thread...
Finally a stitch ripper, a needle threader, a jar of fun buttons and some embroidery hoops.
Did I miss anything? I would love to know if you would add anything else.