When I was a little girl, one of my most favorite books was Too Many Mittens
by Florence and Louis Slobodkin.
A few years ago, my sister Jemimah, who had lighted away with our family copy, wrapped it up and gave it to me after she heard me talking about how much I loved this book.
The story is about twin boys and how one winter they lose a mitten, and how their house becomes the landing place for all the lost mittens in the neighborhood.
I think something about how the whole community took part and came together, looking after even the simplest of things - lost mittens - on behalf of each was comforting to me.
For several years I have been wanting to make a "Too Many Mittens" garland, and finally I have!
The boys are both home with bad colds this week and today I pulled the short straw to stay home (Sweet Man held down the fort the past 2 days)
I can't say I was too upset. I think we all needed a "momma stays home day" and making this garland with Miles may have been just what the doctor ordered for him.
We made one mitten garland and one party-dot garland.
I even got around to listing a Krafty Kit for the Mitten Garland in the Shoppe.
If you want to make a Too Many Mittens Garland yourself you can buy a kit with everything ready to go or you can copy the directions below. If you would like the PDF of the directions just leave me a comment with your email address and I will send them to you!
And THE WINNER OF THE SHUTTERFLY GIVEAWAY IS
comment #9 - Summer Swanson of Artfulife
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