Thursday, February 4, 2010

School's back

It's over, gone in a blink of an eye, summer holidays.......did we make the most of it?, Oh I hope so. We had six weeks of Sun, beach, fishing, laughing, in pj's till 11, bike rides, treehouse building, connecting together as a family and catch up's with family and friends, yes indeed good times by all.

Joey, excited and very nervous on his first day of Grade one.

In some ways Grade one feels like the first day of school, A prep year(last year) in Steiner Schools, is more like a continuation of kindergarten, The children have their own building(classroom) and playground quite separate from the rest of the school, and it is very much play based, such a rich rich year, for me, the most important year.

This year Joey has his own desk and pencils, his own recorder and best of all, playtime with big brother Jim.

New slippers were in order, in fact, now I look at these photo's; from his hat to his slippers and everything in between, I sewed or knitted up.

This little slipper pattern brings back memories for me, I remember being in hospital getting the routine adenoids operation, I would have been five or six years and peskering the nurse on duty to show me how to make these 'booties'. I already new how to crochet( yes, my addictions go back for a very long time!).

Well I was whipping out these little beautie's left, right and centre. I was alway's getting in trouble for talking(yes, somethings never change) and sitting on the concrete detention area at playtime, crocheting, my heart's content. I was selling them to all my friends mothers for $1 each.

Of course I've deleted the lacey edging and replaced it with ribbed knitting, they do a lot a dancing at school so I needed a slipper to stay on, so many slippers I see go very sloppy after time. I also embroidered a little bee on one foot, so he remembers his left and right, and there's a lovely soft lambwool sole.

If anyone wants the pattern, I'll gladly do a tutorial.
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Lucy said...

I'd love the pattern, and I think he looks so adorable sitting there at his desk - and with little slippers too!

Anna said...

Their school looks and sounds lovely! Peace and love. Anna

mommychick said...

Those slippers are just too adorable! Lucky girl to have such a handy mama:-)

laangel said...

These are so cute, I'd love the pattern if you would share it.

kim said...

I so enjoy reading your stories and seeing all your lovely crafts. You are a very talented mama.

I would love to know the pattern for the slippers. I've been trying to figure out a knitted pair for my little one, with no luck. These cute crochet ones may work better.

A visit to Australia has been a dream of mine since I was young....someday!

Many thanks for sharing, Kim