Thursday, November 05, 2009

Dotty day

The children's school encourages them to be aware of different charities around and to participate in the fund raising activities. Tomorrow the children are fundraising for a charity for the blind and they are to go to school wearing some dotty accessories (braille) and to make a donation for that privilege. I was going to buy my children some spotty socks but the both of them actually requested that I make them something instead. What's a mum to do except answer the request.

I didn't have time to knit them something but I had time to sew them a few things. First up, a yoyo flower brooch with a dotty Kaffe Fassett fabric. It took all of 10 minutes and it looks so cute that I'm going to be making lots of them.I also made scarves for them. I found more dotty fabrics in my stash (I have a lot of dotty fabric in my stash - I might add!!) and some white polar fleece fabric, cut 2 long strips, sewed them up on the sewing machine, cut the fringe and voila! - spotty scarves.

4 comments:

Knit Sew City Girl said...

How Sweet. Your kids look so smart in their school uniforms. You are such a good Mum, the scarve and yoyo are so cool!

Yes,we should try and meet up and do some sewing. :D

Kathy said...

Wonderful dotties. What a great idea for children who can help other children. Love this idea that is school driven right?

Ling said...

It is such a good idea to teach the kids about the world around us. They are so proud for learning a bit about Braille and how it would help sight impaired people.

KL said...

When my daughter needed a dots-based costume a while ago, I'm afraid I cheated and sewed fuzzy felt circles onto an existing skirt (and cut them off again after and put them back in the fuzzy felt box!) But maybe that's just making the most of resources available! Anyway, you did a lot more work, and it looks fab.