I am not sure why I suddenly had the urge to clean up my scrapbooking supplies and get out my sewing machine, but that is just what I did. The main reason was to make a couple of birthday presents for the Tumbleweed to take to some upcoming birthday parties, but we got a little sidetracked.
It all started when the Dandelion was playing with his Popple (aka "Poppy Ball") and putting it to bed in a "crib" (toy basket). I had suggested he go find a little doll pillow and blanket from the Tumbleweed's room, but she was not too happy about sharing them ("They are pink. That means they are girl things"). Since I was headed to Joann's to get fabric anyway, we got some to make Popple a pillow and blanket as well.
I hadn't had the sewing machine out since the Tumbleweed was her brother's age, so naturally they dropped everything to watch what I was doing. We established the rules and that I wouldn't be sewing with the Dandelion on my lap and I got started on the blanket. The Tumbleweed got to try sewing a bit on the pillow (she has a bit of a lead foot - LOL). Then both kids helped stuff the pillow...
...and voila! Popple is all tucked in. The Dandelion was so happy.
With all of the "help" I decided to wait until after bedtime for the remaining sewing :)
6 months ago