Over the weekend we celebrated Haila's seventh Birthday with a bit of a "sewing theme" -- her request! It was beautiful!! My best friend Cynthia of Taylormade Baked Goods, made another confectionery masterpiece with button and stitchy details that was just as yummy as it was pretty! We topped it off with seven candles fastened into very old wooden spools from my collection, it was the sweetest cake!
Over the Summer Haila started sewing on my Janome, with my hovering and guidance, and began asking for a sewing machine of her very own. We decided on this Hello Kitty Janome and can't wait to break it in over Christmas vacation! Of course I'll be sure to share all of Haila's sewing projects right here!
Her reaction was priceless!!
Yup, she's in love!!
You can imagine how excited and proud I am to see her so enthusiastic about sewing! I'm a self-taught sewist myself. Come late March it will be four years since I started & fell completely in love with sewing, and look what's it's become for me! I've heard so many wonderful stories over the years from people who've been lucky enough to sew with their mothers and grandmothers. Many who learned so very young, sewing on the laps of their loved ones, observing their skills, absorbing the beautiful tradition. Yesterday was the beginning of that for my family, a birthday that I will always treasure, and I can't wait to see the magic that's going to happen!