Thursday, February 9, 2012

Thumb Costumes

I've been sick and about the only thing I've been creating is lots and lots of SNOT.   However my illness doesn't stop the wee ones and their creative spirit.  So when Bouncing Boy asked if he could make costumes for his thumbs, I agreed to help.  Turns out a popular pastime of second grade boys is thumb wrestling.  He wanted to make costumes for his wrestlers.  I can't even begin to tell you on how many different levels I love this, so it will have to be enough to say....I LOVE this. 

Bouncing Boy made little paper patterns by tracing around his thumbs.  I helped pin the patterns on to the felt.  He cut out the felt.  I taught him how to thread the needle using a needle threader, which he thought was great fun.  I showed him how to tie knots at the end of the thread and we made up a little story to go along with the knot tying.  He sewed around the edges all by himself and I tied the final knots for him.  He was sooo very pleased with himself and his thumb costumes!  Now he has me thinking, I think we should make some costumes for his costumes...little masks, maybe a cape, perhaps a hat....


  1. Hahahaha. Love it.

    Sorry you got the bug. We just wrapped that whole sickness thing up, on our end. And your chicken soup thoughts really helped.

    So I'm zappin'em back at you.

    Zap, zap, zap.

    PS: I bought toothpaste yesterday for 50 cents and I'm still super duper excited.

    PPS: Really excited.

    PPP: Feel better SOON.

    PPPPS: I forgot the S in that last P.

    1. Gee thanks, Ivy! Glad the chicken soup helped :o) I am actually feeling better now, too, or there wouldn't have been a post. Yucky crud out there!
      Laughing at your toothpaste deal! That's a good deal! Sometimes it's the small things that are really exciting.
      PS: Headed out to teach two sewing classes this afternoon/evening! That's exciting for me!

    2. Very cool on the classes.

      I just got home from the market. Tim is due home for lunch and then back to chores for me, and back to work for him.


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