Thursday, October 16, 2008

Sewing Lessons

I don't usually sew during the day. The only time I really can is during little ones nap and pulling everything out and putting everything away doesn't leave me much time to actually sew. Let alone all the other things that need doing like household chores(blah), or a 4 year who needs 1-on-1 time and likes to "help"
Well, last week I tried to sew during the day as I had a deadline. I did get some done, but not much. And despite the fact that I let Pay have some much coveted computer time, she was still much more interested in what I was doing. "What are you doing? What are you making? What is it going to look like when it's done? Will you make me one? Can I help? Can I sew?" I finally decided it was time to stop and spend some time with my big girl.

Since she was showing so much interest in sewing(YAY!) I thought we'd start at the beginning and pulled out an embroidery hoop, needle, and thread for her.

She did quite well, only a few tangles I had to help her with, and of course threading the needle with various colours.

She insisted she was sewing a skirt. A skirt for Sophia(her cousin whose birthday it was). But I claimed it, insisting that mama needed to keep her first effort at sewing. I told her she could do more for gifts soon. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it. A special pillow? Frame it? All I know is it's much to beautiful to hide away.


Fruitloopgirl said...

Michelle - you are such an awesome Mom. I don't think I could possibly find the patience to teach a four year old to sew. Kudos to you!!

I definitely think you should make it into a pillow. OR, save it, as well as a few of her next efforts and put them together into a quilt. Either way, it is very awesome.

Miss-buggy said...

I think you should frame it. So cute! Put it in her room with her name and the date on it.

Jessica said...

It looks like you have a natural here....I love it when kids take an interest in crafts... I knit in front of my neighbor's kids for years until I realized they will never, ever be interested!

Tammy said...

Oh, how sweet! What a good mommy you are to let your little ones be involved with you and your projects. This just makes my heart all warm. :)