11.18.2006

Sewing partner

I've found myself a crafting companion:




















Be still my proud motherheart!
Amber has been showing interest in sewing for quite some time now, but I just never found the time to sit down with her and show her how to do it (yes, terrible, I know). Until we were on holiday in Germany, where we had plenty of quiet moments together.
I was amazed at how quickly she picked up the stitches. She could blanketstitch after just having shown her once! The only problem is that after a little while she gives up and I have to finish the rest. However, for now I'm just happy that she shows any interest at all and that she learns some basics.




















We made these decorations yesterday. She cut out all the rounds and she sewed a bit. Right now we are making stars.














My plan is to put together a little sewing basket for her for Christmas. I just wonder what to put in it, because it needs to be safe for a 5-year-old. But e.g. blunt needles don't sew as well as sharp ones... any tips on that?!
Well, better get back to those stars before we start making the dough for the pizza... this a GOOD saturday :))

7 comments:

jojo* said...

That's awesome that she's learning to sew! What a cute picture of her, too.

I would give her sharp needles and sharp scissors, too. There is nothing like dull scissors that don't cut and dull needles (and a junky sewing machine, for that matter) to frustrate a kid who's trying to make something. My 2 year old helps me put straight pins into the pincushion, and he only had to get poked once to know that he needs to be careful.

Anonymous said...

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capello said...

those are *so* cute.

and?

i don't even know how to blanket stitch. sigh.

African Kelli said...

I'm telling you, I dream of having a daughter one day who I can pal around with like this! Such a great way to spend a Saturday.

autum said...

Those are sooo pretty, and what a beautiful little seamstress! What a wonderful Saturday!!

beki said...

How wonderful! My 5 yr old also started sewing. She too has the same problem of losing interest, but I don't finish it for her, I save it for later when she's in the mood. I say give her the real things, but teach her how to use and care for them responsibly.

Sarah and Jack said...

Awesome! These are very sweet.