Wednesday, October 7, 2009

kids stitching

my girls love to stitch which is wonderful except that i have to thread the needles and set them up before they can start. god i am lazy...anyhow, the general procedure is...i sketch a little desired design onto some plain coloured felt and then they stitch away with whatever coloured thread they demand, or should i say, desire. they are quite proficient in running stitch so i guess i should spend some time teaching them how to back stitch, one of their most recent projects were these two designs.
lili chose to stitch a love heart design
which she turned into a pillow. one day i will have to teach her how to blanket stitch too.
and mia stitched a cupcake, which she decided to turn into a little bag.
i left it up to them to choose the backing fabrics and they did a wonderful job but i forgot to take a photo of them before they were wrapped up and gifted out to their friends.
they are already asking to make another present for some lovely girls who made them some personalised bracelets. i guess the weekend might be the best time for some more stitching, if i am not lazy that is :)
have a great wednesday


A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Such a great lifelong skill you have encouraged in your gals!
Look at their little stitchings!
Just gorgeous!

Kerryanne English said...

Nice to see the next generation of crafters coming along Rosey. You should be very proud of them.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

becky said...

How nice!Yes I agree with Kerryanne the next generation of crafters are on there way,LOL.You can just sit back and watch them bring in the money then LOL.Great idea for girls their age to be learning to sew.Mine were a bit of Tom boys at those ages.Have a great rest of your week!

LissyLou said...

well done girls, they are lovely!

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urban craft said...

you're such a great crafty mom!

Casey said...

that's so great that your kids want to stitch! they did really good jobs!

ChocolateMintCrafts said...

wow!! great job! Your girls are talented!

Melissa said...

Love those! My 5 year old gets seriously impatient with her stitches...and I get impatient too (though not with her stitches - with my lack of teaching ability!) - good on you for your patience!