You might remember that I've posted before about going into Seren's class at school to help when they're having arty crafty days...
Well, I was asked to do something a little different a couple of weeks ago. Seren's teacher asked me if I'd make a handful of headscarves for some of the girls in Reception as one of the little girls had been off school unwell and one of the results of her condition was that some of her hair had fallen out. This little one was coming back to school, but in order for her not to feel left out, the teacher asked me to make a special headscarf for the little girl who'd been ill and also some for the other girls to wear.
I was so touched to be asked to make these headscarves, so I made a really pretty one with flowers and the little girl's name.
Here's my favourite of the plain ones:
And here's a photo of Seren & her friend at their school sports day:
I had actually googled to see if this sort of thing existed quite a while ago, when I thought about making myself one after I sunburned my parting one very hot day (don't ask!) but there wasn't anything very pretty or fun at the time and certainly not for kids, so I really liked the challenge of making these.
Not only did I need to design them (without pinning the material to Seren's head this was a bit of a challenge at times!) but also as it was working with cotton, not felt.... most of you will know that one of the main reasons I like working with felt is that it doesn't fray!!
I think it's quite good to come out of your comfort zone every now and then.... it makes you so proud of what you can achieve!
What have you done recently that was out of your comfort zone? And if you haven't... what could you try? You might just surprise yourself!!