Whew. That last month of the summer crushed me. But as of yesterday Belly is back in school and Moop is back at daycare and I am back in my routine. So glad to be here.
I've got a bunch of finished projects and tutorials and teaching moments to share with you from the six weeks. I'm excited to start writing (and reading) again. In the meantime, I have a bit of fun for you.
I taught two week-long camps with my friend Nancy Sidman of Miss Nancy Schmancy at The Little Bits Workshop in River Forest The first camp had 12 girls, age 9 through 11. The second camp had 11 girls, age 9 through 13 (the big range led to an interesting social dynamic). In both camps, a bunch of girls with little or no sewing machine experience sewed a garment and a tote bag in just one week and then walked the runway. It was crazy fun! You can watch a video of the first runway show here and see photos here.