This weekend Gorgeous Girl pulled out her fabric stash.
It’s just a small stash. Some fabrics she got for Christmas from Grandma and Grandpa, a fat eighth pack we picked up on our holiday to Cairns and some fabric I found in an OpShop (thrift store). She declared that she was going to make something.
Fabric was selected. A design was drawn onto the fabric, I was not allowed to help at this stage. There was some help with the cutting out. I really need to look for some left-handed fabric scissors when we are in Australia over Christmas. Embellishments were drawn. I helped with ironing on the heat and bond because, as talented as she is, Gorgeous Girl is still only 6 and I do have some reservations about her using the iron. Also, in the humidity the heat and bond has separated from its backing making it rather tricky to use.
Then there was some sewing. Seams were sewn mostly on her own (there was a little help with cornering). There was a little bit of assistance with the outlining of the windows, but she did the door outline on her own. Finally her first self-designed project was complete.
(I ladder stitched the bottom closed for her). A house pincushion. She was so excited she took it to school on Monday for show and tell.
I’m doing a crochet along with a friend at the moment. We’re both working on the same pattern. So here’s an update for her, and the rest of you get to enjoy it as well :D
The colours are fairly accurate in this picture. The yarn is handspun. I dyed the fabric for this in South Africa in 2008, and finally got it spun up this year.