Okay, let the shock and horror wear off. As a child I actually remember throwing a fit when my sister tried to read Dr. Seuss books to me. I just did not get them. As a teacher, I have actually used Dr. Seuss themes but still not the biggest fan.
So when I found out that as a homeroom Mom for Celia's Kindergarten class, we would need to help or at least help organize making Dr. Seuss hats for the entire classroom for I think the month of March (read across America), I was not overly eager at the idea. So a few weeks ago the discussion of actually making the hats began. I picked up the materials from Celia's teacher who wanted to me to know that there were other people to help and to please not feel like I had to tackle this on my own. I sort of laughed at that, thinking there is no way I would make all those hats.
So I got home and started sorting through the hat making process. I have fabric cutting boards and a rotary cutter and that honestly helped me to knock out hat strips in seconds. It surprised me. Audrey thought the process was great. I would cut a strip and well… take a look for yourselves.
She let me know that I was super cold. We went on a walk shortly after this and she was completely devastated that I did not wear this outside.
So I sewed the strips together. That is where I intended to stop and pass the job on to someone else.
But I was nervous, did I make them big enough? Were they okay?
So I decided to just make one. I discovered it was easy, it was fun, and it looked like a hat. I like sewing but that is not my talent (race walking sure, swimming sure, giving birth in the parking lot sure, drawing, sure)- not sewing!!
I made 18 of these things. There are 17 kids in the class, I made an extra for "just in case"
I tried them on my own head and Celia's head and Audrey's head.
I have to say, I am more embarrassed that I made all the hats myself. It really should have been a team effort though as of yet I am thinking that no one really minded. I think I needed a project and that met the need.