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Mittens and Hats for Year-Round Fun
Mittens and Hats for Year-Round Fun By Judi Kauffman I’ve put away my winter coat and boots, but not my Winter Hat and Winter Mittens die sets! Looking at shapes in new ways, thinking outside of the box, is lots of fun and I hope you’ll join me. They’re not just mittens, they’re birds and people and who knows what else. They’re not just hats, they’re cats and dogs and any number of other things. All you need to do is die cut the mittens and hats from white cardstock (the solid shapes, not the overlays), turn them upside down and sideways and see what you see! Get the kids in on the act, too. They’ll discover all sorts of things that adults might never envision. The starting point for all of this was the way the thumb on the mitten reminded me of a bird’s beak. Then I saw a man’s nose. I decided that a guy with a flat-top haircut would probably be a referee at a soccer game so I used a second mitten for his body with the thumb turned into a mitten-shaped, simplified hand and gave him a striped shirt. The flower stem is one …