Pocket Heart

IMG_20140929_215028I saw a blog post about making felt hearts to give to someone who might be nervous about a new situation and I though that it would be perfect for the first day of kindergarten.  So with a scrap of felt, embroidery floss, and some stuffing I whipped up a pocket heart for Sasha.  I told him a story about making it from my heart and that I would know when he squeezed it if he was nervous.  So on the first day of school he grabbed it on his own, while we were running out the door.  The first thing that he reported when I picked him up was that he didn’t need it.  The next day we searched the house in a panic to find his pocket heart before we left, and again he reported at pick up that he didn’t need it.  On the third day he started crying in the line up because he forgot it, so home I went to get it and bring it back to the school.  Note to self, make a couple of these and stash them in the car and purse.


If you want to make one for someone that needs a little love in their pocket see the attached PDF pattern.

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Finally…the first day of school

IMGP6629Sasha started Kindergarten this week, after a slight school suspension.  The teachers in BC were on strike advocating for our children, which caused a three week delay in the start date of classes.  I wanted to do so many fun crafty things for the first day of school, and because I had no idea when it was going to begin I procrastinated.  I managed to get two little projects completed, the first one is a blackboard sign.  The second project I will blog about tomorrow.

A shout out to Janaya for the reminder on this one.  To make this sign I used an art canvas (dollar store) which I spray painted with chalk board paint (Rona).  It was that easy.  You are supposed to let the paint dry for 24 hours, but who has time for that, so after 15 hours or so I wrote out the wording and erased, and wrote it again.  Kudos to the teachers who write in chalk everyday it’s a skill I have yet to acquire.

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