Angel Eyes is such a girl after my own heart. She loves all of the things I do and is so excited to do anything that involves creating something new. How many 7 year olds would hang with you as long as you want in a fabric store ohhing and awwing right along with you?
She spent the night a few nights back, the first time in a long time, and right off the bat wanted to finish a sewing project we started back in February. I got her machine out, and we went to work at once. I was amazed at how her motor skills have improved and how well she actually did at keeping the fabric lined up. I helped her a little at guiding around the small areas and turning, but she really did a great job.
She couldn't wait to finish the owl softy and give it to her little cousin Pooh Bear. He loved it too. I couldn't get a picture that wasn't fuzzy of he and the owl because one of the two were moving.
This was Angel Eyes second sewing project and she has given away both of the things that she made. Her first project was a pillowcase for one of her little sisters.
She wanted to bake a cake, go swimming, paint, and sew some more, but we ran out of time and swimming was the only other thing on her list that we were able to do.
I helped by appliqueing the eyes, and I did part of the hand sewing where we enclosed the stuffing, but she caught on quick and wanted to finish the rest of the hand sewing herself. I think she did a nice job, and Pooh Bear thinks so too!