Wednesday, March 25, 2009

sewing lessons and lid magnets

It's spring break for us. I hadn't intended to take the whole week off, but we're doing some major house stuff, so it's been necessary to use my time on that. The kids were remarkably good today (making up for bad attitudes yesterday perhaps?)

Earlier in the week, we did simple sewing lessons. First I let each of them make their own pillow slipcover. Measure pillow. Get double that length of material. Hem, sew ends together. Slip it over the pillow and you have yourself a new look. Plus you can make seasonal ones, or layer them. I add pockets to mine to store toys. Or the remote control, so it's not always lost between cushions.The artist chose a beautiful pink print that my uncle had sent.

Nature Man chose some bright flowered blue material. And Dash chose an almost glowing green fuzzy one. All perfect for their personalities.

You can see that Dash got distracted with the picture taking, and started making faces instead of paying attention to directions. ;-)

Then my artist made herself a cowboy print waist apron. YAY!!

Then we did simple lid magnets with some of our extra pictures.

Cut photo to fit. Glue in lid. Glue magnet on back. Done. Easy peasy. The pictures are of my mom, my Nature Man when he was just a little bitty man,

and one of me holding my artist baby.

Pictures of the BIG project tomorrow!!


October said...

Just keep up the good work! I think I'm jealous.

Jerri Dalrymple said...

Wow! I'm so impressed! That takes the patience of a saint to teach young children to sew (not to mention having a good hold on the skill yourself)! I have been taking my girls back and forth to sewing club/classes for the last year...once/week for a couple hours. It's amazing how much I've learned just watching and helping them!!! :0) I LOVE that you posted simple directions so that maybe I can do something like the pillow slipcover with my youngest. Unfortunately, at sewing class she just plays since she is too young to join. This will be something fun for her! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!!! God bless you and I'm glad to see some more pics of your wonderful family!!!