Thursday, February 22, 2018

Anytime Mapleson

  I recently had a request from a lovely librarian in Vermont for this set. It's based on a story I've never read, and it's out of print--Anytime Mapleson and the Hungry Bears by Mordicai Gerstein.  If you can find a copy, I recommend it--it looks pretty adorable!  I don't know the story in detail, but I'm sharing it here anyway in case anyone else knows the story and is also inspired to make their own set.  Or I can make one for you ;)  



Flannel Friday is going through some changes.  It will no longer be hosted each week on a blog--but it's got a new home on Tumbler, and and will still be pinned monthly to the Flannel Friday Pinterest Boards :)

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Friday, February 9, 2018

Leprechaun, Leprechaun, What Do You See?

I made this set as a custom order, and I didn't actually ask what she was going to use it for-- but after a quick google search, it looks like she may have been inspired by Jen in the Library or The Lion is a Bookworm.  In any case, this set can certainly be used in various ways, but will work really well as a St. Patrick's Day version of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?



I've recently started making my sets even bigger than I used to.  This is my second upgrade in size, and I'm so pleased with the results.  Better for engaging larger crowds of kids--not to mention easier to cut, glue and paint!


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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Chubby Snowmen (a re-post!)

I'm busy. And this week, I don't have something new to post for Flannel Friday, even though it was one of my (million and one) goals for the year.  Is it cheating to do a re-post from a couple of years ago?  If so, I guess I'm cheating!  But these guys haven't seen the light of day in a while since I'm not in the classroom anymore, so they needed to at least come out for a photo shoot and star appearance on my blog...plus they are 15% off from 2/1/18 - 2/15/18 in my Etsy shop (along with all of my other available teacher and librarian sets!) So without further jibber jabber, here are Five Little Snowman Fat!



And here is the accompanying rhyme/song:

Five Little Snowmen Fat
Five little snowmen fat,
Each with a funny hat.
Out came the sun and melted one,
What do you think of that?
Down, down, down, down.
What do you think of that?


I found the poem here, and used clip art as inspiration for the snowmen and their cute little accessories. I made two sets for each snowman--the second set got scattered onto a "puddle" made of  light blue felt. When each snowman melts I take him away and replace him with his puddle :) 



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