Yesterday was our monthly home ed group session over at Sew in the City. This month it was "Sock Creations" so the children were very excited. They each got to select a sock, lots of brightly coloured ones to choose from so it took ages and lots of swopping to get the right one! Next up was making some ears for the bunnies (or sock monsters depending on what you decided to make your sock into). The children turned their sock inside out and drew two triangles on the top bit, then they did a running stitch along the larger triangle. After this was secure they cut along the smaller triangle and turned the sock back to the right way. Next up was to stuff the sock up to the heel. Then they pinned the heel of the sock, which was a little baggy, and fashioned it into a mouth, this was then secured with more running stitch. Then they stuffed all the way to the bottom (or top) of the sock and secured it with another running stitch. Then D (the Owner/teacher) brought out the embellishments much to the children's delight! Lots of oohs and ahhhs over the button baskets! Once eyes were chosen the sewing on of buttons commenced (note to self-remember my glasses next time!). Also ribbons, foam, foam letters were all added. Cordelia made hers an evil bunny named Alice whilst Piper's is nameless!
Piper's finished sock creation
Cordelia's finished sock creation