My partner in crime Kathryn and I were charged with figuring out a way to dress 14 kindergartners as geese for today's Thanksgiving performance. It needed to be nearly no-sew because last spring we made 26 little vests for the preschool, and it ended up being an insane amount of work. I decided for these we would cut capes from cotton flannel and leave the edges unfinished. The kids then helped us tie dye them, which was inspired by these Wovenplay wings.
After they were handwashed and hung to dry, I sewed ribbons at the neck and wrists so that when the kids raised their arms it looked like wings. I thought they turned out really cute, but they weren't nearly as cute as the kindergarteners performing goose poems, songs and stories.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I won't sugarcoat the holidays, for me they're a mixed bag of happy moments and disappointments; But when I stop to think about it, I realize just how lucky I am, I have so much to be thankful for. Today alone-- adorable kindergarten performance, out for ice cream with the family, a visit to our favorite local bookstore, my husband's famous garlic bread with our store bought ravioli, my five year old reading his new book all by himself while we made dinner, early bedtimes. A good day, friends.