Thursday, August 13, 2009

Sew easy...a Six year old can do it!

We've been working on Ms. Priss's hand stitching. What do you think?


Although Beatrix sent me some beautiful clip arts to print out and use as a template, our girl insisted on drawing her own and then cutting it out. She can't help it....she gets the WONKY honestly! :) These are magnets for her bed...that is if I ever finish the painting of it! I did put the buttons on, but everything else is all her! I love it! She did only one a day, her attention span is not the longest....she gets that honestly too!

Here are some of the back to school items in action...



If you look closely, you can just make out a headband I made. She is my walking advertisement! And just loves to say, "my mommy made this for me!" *sniff* SO proud!

So, as you can see, hand stitching is so easy. It might not be pretty at first, but with practice, you'll be churning out neat little stitches and pretty little hand stitched items. At least that is what I keep telling myself!! :) Wee Folk Art decided to add MORE designs to their Contour Barrette patterns. awesome. And Kimara is just the sweetest. There is a little mouse bookmark design I showed Ms. Priss....she squealed and will be ready to do it this weekend! She already has a list of people she wants to make some for. Hopefully it will hold her attention long enough to finish ONE!

Join in on the Hand sewing fun over at Sew Mama Sew! All you need to do is make a comment and you'll be entered to win a hand sewing kit! Also, don't forget the giveaway over on Kindershop. I just received my order from her Etsy shop....LOVE them. They are Pit Boo Boo pads...all you mommas need to try these. They are freezable/heatable double stitched Boo Boo pads that have CHERRY PITS inside of them. They smell so good, and what's great is that they don't freeze into a big BLOCK of ice, it is moldable and it doesn't get too cold...my kids LOVE that! I ordered the sweet little owls, and a set of Fireman fabric ones...awesome! The pits come from the "Cherry capital" Traverse, MI (did I get that right?), Allie is that anywhere around you? You might have to take another road trip! ;)
Well it's off to bed with me, I have to make a breakfast "punch" for the AWESOME teachers at Woodvale Elementary tomorrow morning! The PTC is putting a little Welcome Back Breakfast buffet in the teacher's lounge for them to run in and grab little bites during the morning! Aren't we the sweetest parents??!! Until later...

9 comments:

Capital Mom said...

Hmm, maybe even I could do that! :)

Beatrix from Kindershop said...

... thank you for continuously advertising for me!!! :-) xoxo
Love your daughter's pink flower. She did a really good job.
BTW, I finished the slipcover for one of the chairs last night. Will post pics over the weekend. I like how it turned out. Hubby doesn't: "It's too 2-dimensional..." Huh?! What is he talking about???

Hootie said...

The polka dots flower is adorable! You're inspiring me to post some of my daughter's creations. I'll try to do that this weekend.

Smiles -

:)

Whimsical Creations said...

So cute!! She did a great job.

My son loves to pimp my shop, too.

Allie said...

Those are darling - she did a great job!!!! The back to school items look great, tell her to show off in front of all the other moms, lol....and give her a notepad for orders.

No, Traverse City isn't near me, but if you come up I'll go with you! It's along the Lake Michigan shoreline and absolutely stunning - near the Sleeping Bear Dunes as well.
That's a really sweet thing to do for the teachers!

Stephanie and Carlos said...

Your daughter did an awesome job on the magnets!!! They are perfect because they aren't perfect!! You may have given Moo some ideas now... uh oh...

xo Steph

emadethis said...

THe flowers are so sweet. I love the red one--it looks like a ladybug. Hand stitching does get better as you practice. My gathering stitch is great...but I should hope so after 6 yoyo quilts. I finally got up the nerve to try a blanket stitch to join the yoyos on the quilt I'm working on. The barettes are so fun. I wish I had known/cared more about hair accessories when I was little--there's so much you can do with good strong hair clips and bobby pins.

MelanyTN said...

Oh - I love that your daughter is learning to handstitch! That is so sweet. My son (almost 6) has actually done a bit of it with me too...although he made a pillow for his Gumby ~ not a barret. LOL

tammiemarie said...

I've never heard of cherry pits for that! how interesting! I can't wait for my daughter to start crafting with me!