I’ve finally gotten back in the craft room and have made a couple of video. I was asked to do the measurement video and I really struggled with an easy way to explain things, and did the best I could. I’m obviously not a teacher, and know that measurements and working with fractions comes easier to some people than to others. I’ve always just looked at a ruler and known what the dashes meant, but many of us either struggled with fractions in school or are used to the metric system, and in either case, it makes using these tools difficult.
I also bought a small journal that is made (I think) for kids to use to create a pattern on the front cover with embroidery floss and a plastic needle. I had a lot of fun making my pattern, using first one of the patterns that came in the kit, and then adding my initials to it with a ribbon instead of with floss. I think it came out the way I envisioned it, but Rich looked at it like it was a big fail. I’ll wait to see what any of you think about it when it goes live. I’ll try to find a link for the journals online, as I found mine in the dollar rack of our Pat Catan’s, a craft store that’s been bought by Michaels, so is going out of business.