Since I’ve been busy with sunhats for Lynette’s preschool kiddies in Stellenbosch, it occurred to me that they might need other things that I could make. There are, after all, 150 children there – it seems like a nice little outlet :)
Using some left-over cotton, some velcro and a very vague memory of the size of an average preschooler, I came up with the above. And then hunted down 5-year old Ethan to model it for me in the garden. He was undeterred by the pink flowers, and told me he loves having his picture taken.
Some gratuitous pics of the sunhats:
The delivery of the second batch of hats took place yesterday, and I thought I’d share a pic of my newly-appointed Toggle Insertion Assistant, taken very late on Sunday evening:
Rob’s help also came with a lecture on time management, clearly well-deserved. My mantra for 2015 = I will not procrastinate. I will not procrastinate. I will not…..
I can think of a whole load of things that you could sew for preschoolers, apart from hats… Chief among them being smocks for any kind of art or craft activity, drawstring bags, backpacks, costumes for dressing up or school plays, playmats that draw up into bags with shoulder straps, cushions for nap time…. You should pin up a notice in the school, I bet a load of the mothers would jump at it.
Thanks, Kate, you are so right – the sky is the limit :-)
Great hats! I’m not surprised they’ve gone down so well.
Men are great at telling you how they would do things. Not so great at taking advice from another.
Gorgeous hats, Jill and Ethan is just as gorgeous.
thanks Gail. by the way, I met someone who knows you – Alison Cope, from Sea Point. I think she knows your sister?
Ethan is gorgeous, the apron is gorgeous; the sunhats are fabulous! Even Rob looks like he’s fully involved! Great work!
Yes, Rob was fully involved – he reminded me that he also hand stitched the turning seams closed, trimmed stray threads, even did some cutting, made endless coffees and also chauffeured the delivery. And he did. The second instalment would probably still be on my cutting table if it wasn’t for him ! :-)
Great makes as always.xx
two very stunnings boys and some great hats! :-D
Procrastinate is my middle name! Lol! Great hats & apron! x
wonderful, enterprising and useful!
“useful” – one of my favourite words :-) You’ve been very quiet lately, hope all is well :-) xxx
I know! I think my broken ankle caused me to lose a few brain cells. Totally lacking inspiration. I will be back till enjoying seeing everyone else’s business :-)
Hey Jill!!! I love the last sunhat the best :-)
and that mantra is something I need to sing too… lol