Monday, January 22, 2007

See one, do one, teach one

Do you want a laugh? I am teaching a class.... a crafting class. It's a 'Tuesday Ladies' meeting at the church where Johnny an I attend toddler group. One of the toddler leaders asked me to do it ages ago and I had sort of forgotten I had agreed until she cornered me last week and asked what I was demonstrating. What on earth do you demonstrate to ladies of a certain age, three quarters of whom no doubt sew an awful lot better than I do?

I happened to be wearing this brooch which Monica made for me. I boldly said - "I could do a workshop for making these", and she leapt at the chance. Only one small snag, I hadn't actually made what I was wearing. In fact, until yesterday I had never made a brooch at all. But there are lots of great tutorials out there, right? So yesterday, while hubby had taken the boys walking, I churned out a few.

Hopefully it's mostly about the joy of choosing the fabric and button combinations anyway. They won't notice my less than perfect sewing technique will they?

Will they?

And if you have a moment to spare, pop over and say 'hi' to Jen. She has a brand new blog "one more minute please" and I have a feeling it's going to be a fun one. Tell her I sent you.

18 comments:

Tanaya said...

Cute, Cute, Cute! They'll love them. Or, at the very least...they'll love YOU!

julie said...

How exciting - you are brave and very good to be sharing your time and skills. Sounds like a great project to work on, even if their sewing skills are better than yours (doubtful) they won't have your creativity so worry not - you'll be great! I tried to comment on your last post (6 times!!) but blogger didn't like me and it kept crashing my computer! Your extensive knicker collection made me smile and, in my opinion collecting your kids teeth is par for the course along with tons of other paraphenalia that you can't bear to part with just because they breathed on it!

Emma said...

Yay for you! I'm sure you'll wow them all with your crafty finesse.

Soo said...

sounds like a lot of fun! I'm sure they will love your class....the brooches look great!

Sarah said...

I recognize that button! So glad you put it to such a fine use.

Max said...

Great minds think alike! I did a workshop for a ladies craft night at the church where I go to a toddler group and we also made brooches, including the mollychicken one! How strange & wonderful that the lives of different people can have such parallels. :) x

Sarah said...

brilliant - I would be at that class if I could!

kirsten said...

so fun - wish i could go!

nuttnbunny said...

Stretch goals! What a great class. Wish I could attend.

Dee said...

so sweet! love those blue fabrics!

Samantha said...

I like that raspberry pink one at the back especially.

But they are all fab - knock 'em dead!

Megan said...

They look great. You'll be great.

Shannon said...

They are ALL so cute!

tiel s-k said...

I made one last week. it must be brooch season. Yesterday I bought a nice black top that has an extra piece of material at the front and I thought it would be perfect with a brooch. Don't you love writing that word, BROOCH!

AnastasiaC said...

they are lovely!!! so sweet!

Monica said...

wow, don't put yourself down.
I'm sure you'll be a huge hit!

jennpal said...

Ali, Have fun with the class - you will be great! Also, thanks for the mention of my blog and for all of the great friends that you've sent my way!

beki said...

I'm not alaughing at all, I think your brooches are great! Have fun teaching that class!