last saturday scott had basketball games all day.
but like all of those tournaments, the games are hours apart.
inbetween the games we ended up at the craft house to relax.
i was working on my pillow front....
which was just me layering things on this piece of quilt and sewing it down.
the girls thought it was so fun and i said "you can make one"
apparently i say no too often because they both GASPED and shouted "WE CAN??!!"
i said "yes... you can. and i will show you how to sew it all together"
"REALLY?!!! You will teach us how to SEW!?? TODAY?!!"
(hanging my head)
"Yes. I will teach you today."
i gave them each a piece of fabric as their base and told them to use the scraps and layer on anything they wanted to and it will be fun and pretty and you will love it.
and they did.
Sean was not interested and that is no surprise.
he did sit in the room with us and drew pictures of dead cartoon characters... maybe feeling a little out numbered by the women around him so he was making up for it by overcompensating in the boy department?
annie chose to make a pillow like we made at the first craft weekend. (i miss you first CW girls!!)
talby came up with her own pattern of stripes.
and suddenly.... they were sewing.
it was pretty amazing.
i don't think i was scared to teach them before... just didn't know if i had the patience.
but after a year of craft weekends and seeing that i can help women take away that fear of the machine,
teaching my girls was practically easy.
the craft weekend women are always awesome so there was no reason to feel anxious about my own girls.
beautiful pillows to be proud of for sure!!
they chose the fabrics from scraps and did all the sewing.
i helped annie cut circles. she cut the first 8 & then was the fabric chooser while i became the fabric cutter
i was so proud of my crafty girls.
by the way...
i use two of each these machines for craft weekend and what i use myself for all my sewing.
i just ordered them straight from Amazon and it's free shipping!
as far as i can tell after having used them for two years now, the only difference is the Model 4423 has an automatic threader and the Model 4411 does not.
i am not working for Singer.
i just like their machines.
they are very basic, non-threatening, easy to use machines.
maybe you should ask for one for mother's day???
go big or go home baby.