Earlier today I was sitting on the floor making a "to do" list in the mess that is my studio and my son walked in, sat down next to me, and asked "can I make something?" For a moment I felt like holding up my list and replying, "sure, I can help you just as soon as I get through this..." but instead took advantage of some quiet time for he and I (which doesn't happen often enough) to sit in my mess, make it even messier, and make something together.
I recently picked up the book Sewing School for my kiddos and they love looking through it mostly for inspiration, just as I do with my sewing books. For whatever reason none of us seem to like to follow specific instructions or patterns, but we really appreciate the skills that we learn from collecting these type of books -- which I think is just as important as the projects themselves.
After a bit of research my little guy decided on a "pocket pouch".
He picked felt over fabric and gave me very specific instructions on what my job would be.
After I showed him the stitch he would be using...
He was sewing solo...
He ended up with a super cute, very blue, little pocket pouch.
And then for no reason at all, he cut up tiny pieces of felt and took right off to show everyone his new pouch?
More snow...more mess...and it was worth it!
Feel free to share a link to what you've been working on in the comments, so I can stop by and have a look. You can hop on over to kootoyoo to see more creative spaces and to play along.