What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Thursday, April 23, 2009

The sweetest kind

Before I get to posting about MY projects, I thought I would share my girls' recent sewing project.

I have tried to encourage her to begin hand sewing rather than beg for her little sewing machine, just because, well...even though she still has all her fingers~I still get nervous. There wasn't as big an appeal to hand sew as their was to machine sewing....UNTIL her friend Millie did it.

Now~the girl is all ABOUT hand sewing.

I give in to begging when it has to do with hand sewing much faster than to machine sewing because there is less at stake and more ability to leave her alone with it, so when she begged to sew "in the circle" it didn't take much prompting on my part.

I asked what she wanted to make: "A toy for Adele'"
I asked what KIND of toy: "A ball"
I asked what she wanted to embroider on the ball: "A duck"

So she did.

The finished product was pretty great~ and she didn't sew around the edge a single time. Progress!

Of course, she didn't quite "get" how a square piece of flat fabric would turn into a ball-but she was pleasantly surprised as it transformed. (I sewed the ball together.) But even more fun, was watching her sort through my scrap fabric baskets and pick out eight pieces of "just perfect" fabric, fringe, ric rack, and all sorts of ribbon to make tabs.

Besides the machine sewing, she was start to finish the creator of this project. She even added a few jingle bells (for ringing) and a popped helium balloon (for crinkling) to the stuffing (her ideas, all).

SO---wondering how the reception was?

A happy baby and a happy big sister. Well done!

For anyone interested: a free ball pattern is HERE at Grand Revival.


Grandma Bibby said...

That is so cool. Now you will have many projects wanting to be started. The creativity begins. Enjoy your times together.

Rebecca said...

It's already started Mrs. Bibby! The very day she finished THIS one, she asked to do something else.

It just so happens...Mom's birthday was coming up.... ;-) winky wink

Nanci said...

Well-done indeed, Little Miss!!!!!

Full of Grace said...

That is the COOLEST! GREAT JOB CORYNN! Auntie Beth LOVES the duck you made for Adele's Ball! :)

Thanks again Rebecca for everything- you know what I'm talkin' about! :)

MameyJane said...

Please, please, PLEASE post instructions!!

Charree said...

How precious and what a neat idea. That ball will be something that both Corynn and Adele will treasure for years to come.

Hope your day is blessed!

Rosemary said...

This post was so very wonderful! I love that Corynn is learning to sew, but I more love she has learned about love.

Josiah and Anna said...

I just LOVE this!! That is so sweet of Corryn to make that for her sister. It's great how you sewed it together with tabs and fringe and colorful. So cute! Good job both of you!

Peggy said...

Oh, thank you, thank you, thank you Miss Corynn! I have been looking for ideas for baby presents and now I have one! You did a wonderful job! I am sure your baby sister will love and cherish the ball for many years to come. Our neighbor's daughter is looking for something new she can make with fabric so I will give her this pattern! (She's 7 and loves to sew!)

Kim said...

Awww that was so sweet that she wanted to make a gift for her sister. She did a great job to!