Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Sew What (216/365)

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The sewing machine joins what the scissors have cut asunder, plus whatever else comes in its path.

Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).

TIME:  4:41 PM
PLACE:  The living room
SUBJECT: DramaQueen and her bean bags

I got the sewing machine out to repair a pair of HandsomeHusband’s work pants.  The original hook and eye closure was broken, and I ended up having to sew a buttonhole and button onto them.  I also finally sewed a button onto a pair of his shorts that had been sitting around for awhile.  DQ watched me and said that she wanted to sew something.  She looked at a few of my books, then I remembered this fabric basket and bean bag tutorial from One Crafty Mumma’s Handmade Holidays.  I figured that they would be relatively quick and easy to do.  She did a great job and only required a minimal amount of help (like when she broke the needle sewing up the bean bags – it was time to change it anyway!).  It turned out really cute…now StellaDella wants me to make her a set as well.  Tomorrow honey, ok?


Dot O said...

DQ looks so proud and it is so enjoyable to watch our kids get into a craft. Enjoy these days. My kids are just moving beyond being interested in crafting... I so miss it.

Adorable photo too!

Christina said...

Great job, DQ! Cute smile!

Mari said...

Fun project! Drama Queen looks so proud of herself!

Sujomi said...

Dot O - I think I enjoy the crafting more than the kids do, but DQ enjoys sewing and I hope she will keep it up.

Christina - A smile is nice to get from her...she is going into the pre-teen years and mood swings galore!

Mari - It was a fun and easy project, I could see making these as gifts for the young nephew and niece.