Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Camp, week 2
This was a mistake. With the space I have, and the attention they require, 3 most the most I can handle. Possibly the most they can handle, as well. There was more squabbling this time - for space, for machines, for attention. Just for the fun of it?
But we still got a lot done.
The girl who started doll making last time finished a total of 15 dolls. She's going to sell them at the local farmer's market during Labor Day weekend, with all proceeds going to Planned Parenthood. (It is West Philly, after all). The second girl made a tote bag/birthday gift and helped with clothing for the dolls, and her little sister (the quilter), made accessories and a very large bag to carry them.
The fourth girl, who only did the second week, wanted to make a dress. She showed up with 2 different fabrics, one for a dress for her little sister and one for herself. Since we didn't have patterns to fit, we just took her tank top and drafted a pattern from that.
I think we all learned a lot. They learned about sewing and the best ways to drive me crazy. I learned a lot about patience and how loudly I can bellow without scaring the neighbors and yet still be able to freeze 4 girls in their tracks.
Not sure if I'll be doing this again next year - we've been talking about moving, and it might put us out of range, but it's still a possibility.
I learned enough to know that I'd do it again, just a bit differently next time.