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.
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.
After we got done making my version of the Mitten Garland, Miles had to create one all by himself, and hang it up too. Pretty darn cute, that kid.
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!