Crafting a Curriculum

Blogged under My Crafty News,Projects in Progress by Tammy on Monday 15 June 2009 at 8:22 am

Well, it is back to the school salt mines very soon. I spend most of yesterday working on putting together assignments and a syllabus for one of the two classes I will teach this summer. It was hard to get into the swing of things for awhile since I had so many craft projects in the works calling out to me, but today I feel good because another day of hard work and I’ll be ready for school and still have about another week before it all starts.

I hope to have enough time to finish some UFOs and continue to work on larger projects such as…

Making children’s hats and scarves for Steven’s Comfy Toes, a non-profit group out of Nevada that collects and distributes warm weather items for children in need. The group especially needs items for children between the ages of 6 and 12. Pictured above are some I’ve finished using Lion Brand Homespun. I was hording it thinking of using it for a blanket, but this is really a good way to use it because this stuff is super warm. It’s challenging to work with though, so I’ll be glad when I get these finished and out the door! I only have a few more to make before I’ve used up all the yarn.

Making a top from the Weekend Sewing book I reviewed a little while ago. I realized the other day that I’m missing a pattern piece, so I’ll have to hunt for that, but maybe, just maybe, I’ll get that at least cut out today. I sure would like to have this made before school starts. Things get a little more relaxed around campus during the summer, so I can even wear it to school.

Making a crochet purse. I have it almost finished, and I plan to sew together a liner for it as well. I’m totally winging this, so I work on it, set it aside and think about it, work on it some more, and so on. There are lots of tutorials on the web on how to do this such as this one and this one. I adore purses, so hopefully, it will work out.

Making various jewelry pieces. I won’t list them all here because at some point they will be on my Jewelry Making site at About.com, but I’ve got a number in the works including some silver clay pieces, some copper clay pieces, and a wire and crystal set.

Making up a new book proposal. I have had some initial interest from an editor but nothing solid. Hopefully, I’ll learn something soon on this, but for now I pretty much have to keep my lips zipped on details. For now I’ll just say that it’s not on jewelry making like my other books, so I’m trying to branch out a little.

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