Monday, January 16, 2012
Early in December, I found a great deal on a sewing machine on Ebay! I knew it would be a fun surprise gift for Emily. What I didn't realize though, was that she was saving her money and planning to buy one on her own before Christmas.
Of course, I tried to talk her out of it. The sewing machine was already safely hidden in my closet. She figured it out right away. I gave in and gave it to her early, making her promise that she wouldn't be disappointed on Christmas when she had one less present to open. She got busy immediately and has been sewing and making all kinds of fabulous things.
And I knew she wouldn't be disappointed. After all...she got a car, remember?
It is so neat to see her come up with an idea or copy an existing store bought item that she finds around the house. She draws out patterns on the back of wrapping paper, cuts, pins and sews!
She made pillows for the boys out of t-shirts. She made her Dad an apron for his Saturday morning muffin baking. She made me a cover for my E-reader, and in these pics she is working on a new camera strap cover.
She taught Zac to sew over lines on paper. I want her to teach me.
I'm not sure that she is up for that challenge...just threading the needle scares me....and she gets a little short tempered and annoyed with me when I can't do something just right.
I don't know where she gets that...I am not like that at all.
Enjoy your week!
If you have snow...make a snowball for me!