My little holiday mittens

December 4, 2009 | Comment4 comments - join the party! |

Thursday I teach painting and drawing to 5-6 year old, I look forward to it everyday. My Thursday class is my most loved class.

This year I had the pleasure of a few return students and some new. My class was so super focused, a great bunch of little artists. They were also the most polite bunch I have had to date! Parents, you are doing something right!!!

I like to make them a little something, and as the holidays are here, I made them each a little mitten with their initial on it. It’s super easy. All you need is felt bits and pieces, ribbon, a cookie cutter, and a sewing machine (can also be done by hand)

I used a mitten cookie cutter to trace them out. Then I just straight stitched from one side to another, once I got to the top of the mit (where the hand would slide in) , I inserted a ribbon and finished the stitch all the way across. For a little extra, I used a zig zag stitch around the wrist area. They would make great ornaments or even gift tags.

For my ornaments, I miss one yesterday, so today I have two. This adorable little jack in the box was bought the first year my husband and I were married. By Christmas time, we were almost married a year, and we had lost our first baby. We wanted to have children again someday, and I found myself buying ornaments with a child like feel. I have a things for blues and greens. I also always wanted a boy, and now , I am totally blessed to have 2!!!!

My second ornament comes from Urban Outfitters. A beautiful Paper Crane. When I was pregnant with my second son, one of my fellow artists gave me a yellow and blue paper crane. I brought it home to share with my son. We hung it in his room, and said it was to remind us that the baby was coming. Last year, the baby came, so this was his first ornament.

I bet your ornaments have great stories too.


4 comments - join the party!

Hi Kellie!
I am in love with the mitten ornaments!!! I want one! Can I be a student in your art class too?? hee hee

hope all is well….! =)

by Thuy on December 6, 2009 at 12:23 am. Reply #

aw those are the cutest little mitten ornaments! How cool that you teach a class! That sounds like so much fun. I hope you're having a great weekend!

by Mara on December 6, 2009 at 1:41 am. Reply #

those mittens are crazy cute… nice!! 🙂

by lyndsay on December 10, 2009 at 11:56 pm. Reply #