I love having a little girl, as we can have lovely crafty days just like today.
We spent ages this morning looking through all the fabrics I had in my stash......I love doing this!
My daughter decided she wanted to sew a cushion for her bedroom on her new sewing machine. She hasn't had chance to make anything yet, so with her still on her school holidays we thought a 'getting to know' her new sewing machine day was a good idea. Her new machine is a little mini one from John Lewis and is just so sweet in powder blue .. I would have done anything for a machine like this when I had been a child. I thought it was a great for her to have her own sewing machine especially as she wanted to have a go on my old trusted Singer which is rather too big and complicated for her .. so this mini one was the perfect compromise.
She chose her fabrics and we cut them into strips. After being inspired by other stripey cushions such as Lucy's from Attic 24 (click here ) we decided that sewing strips of fabric together for a cushion would be the perfect practise project.
So we cut her chosen fabrics up into strips, rather than bright colours she chose a lilac and blue scheme to go with her bedroom....she chose really well.
Here she is sewing her stripes together. Do you like the funky wristband?? She inherited it from me as I went to the 'Coldplay' concert at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester this weekend and we were all given these wristbands. They lit up when the band were playing and the effect all over the stadium from everyone's wristband in the dark was awesome! Unfortunately they won't light up now they are at home much to my daughter's disappointment.
Anyway, back to the cushion........ a few hours later and a lot of patience .......the end result..........
I'm so delighted that her first project on the sewing machine was so successful! I really didn't give her much help except to sit by the side of her and explain what to do ... she did every little bit of machine stitching herself ... not bad for 9 years old!
Thank heavens I had a little girl ......as they do grow up to be just like their mums!!!
Oh and I've had a really girly week with the knitting too, a really pretty pink raspberry coloured cotton yarn .............
I enjoyed knitting with the raspberry pink so much I've already started knitting an identical one for my Etsy shop too and that should be finished soon...as should my next knitted bag.
Hope you are all enjoying your knitting this week.
Goodbye for now