I have to reveal what this WIP is all about…The custom among the Year 6 leavers is to get everyone to sign their school sweatshirt on the last day. they then keep these grubby items in a drawer ‘to remind them of Primary School’ – and a few years later discard them.
Most of the Staff do not like this custom – the children use the school pens to write on the fabric, and, quite frankly, the shirts end up looking a mess, and the signatures tend to be illegible.
I had an idea – having dressed the Barnaby Bears for School [and the French Christmas Bears for my ‘other’ school]
I suggested to the Head that if children brought me their teddy plus a sweatshirt, I could make a mini sweatshirt plus a mini autograph book [for a nominal charge – some of which would go to charity, and some to School Funds] She liked the idea. I have now finished 10 bears. I have another five [thus far] waiting to be completed
Here are a batch of six bears plus their little books…
As you can see, the bears vary considerably in size and shape – but I am enjoying the challenge, and the children like the result.