REPOST: I love one-on-on time…. and so does she.
September 29, 2011
Wednesday was lovely in so many ways!
Whilst the 10 and 11 year old were off having a few days with the grandparents (thanks guys!) 7 year old and I had some rare one-on-one crafty sewy girlie time.
I cut the shapes from the box of paper scraps, selecting only the pink and white papers.
After making a pile of hearts in different sizes, I also made a pile of square and rectangle shapes, and a pile of the heart outlines.
I then found some pink and white buttons and thread to add to the mix.
Here is what my clever little sausage made…. She has even sold 3 cards so far to friends and given one away!
A few things I learnt or was reminded of:
- Third children rarely get time with mum alone, especially to do something fun and learn a new skill.
- Learning to sew through paper/card is an excellent starting point because the paper is firm and doesn’t get ‘bunched up’ when you sew over it. It stays where you put it.
- There are lots of little steps to sewing even straight lines…. I only realised when I tried to show someone else how to do it.
- In design, it is sometimes helpful to reduce the possibilities. This is especially true with kids because every element you add requires more skills from them but actually decreases the creativity. In this project, I opened up one new possibility at a time, as she mastered the previous one.
- She’s a really fun kid who’s skill at learning new things surprised me.