Wednesday, July 24, 2013
WiP: When a 4-Year-Old Meets the Design Wall
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This afternoon I asked my munchkin if she wanted to go to JoAnn's to pick out some fabric for a new skirt. Really I just need some machine oil for my longarm, but I thought it would be nice if I could get her excited about going. She decided that she wanted to buy fabric to make blankies for her stuffed animals. When I told her that she already had some fabric that we bought several months ago, she got really excited and wanted to see it.
So we put little brother down for a nap and picked a few fabrics from her stash, added a few from mine, and cut squares and got started. It was going to be 4x4 squares, but she kept wanting it bigger. I'm glad I had some charms we could pull out and add to it.
Instead of "Cheese" I told her to say "I made this!" She was very happy to do so. =)
She really enjoyed the process. I'll admit it was hard for me not to jump in too much so the color placement was at least a little more balanced, but it was fun to spend some time together. She's been asking to sew together for a long time, I'm really glad that we made a start today.
I think we'll start sewing during tomorrow's nap time. I'll probably even let her use the longarm (with a lot of help!) when we get to the quilting part.