Today's post is at the request of Kate, our little six-year-old. Upon discovering that Emily has been enjoying airtime on the blog, sharing her Christmas sewing, Kate asked if she could "have a blog all to myself, too."
And proceeded to list all her recent sewing projects as supporting evidence that she was a worthy guest-poster, before I could even answer "yes".
So, today, you guys get to see three sewing projects made by the feistiest first grader that ever lived.
That first photo is Kate's Rainbow, which she designed one day when she was desperate to make something colorful. Without any particular object in mind, she was given full access to my big tub of fleece and, overwhelmed by all the colors, was motivated to use as many as possible, including pink. I helped her cut the shapes out and she glued them on in layers before handstitching all around the edge.
This next one is one of her earliest sewing projects. Her excellent whipstitching was aided only by ink dots on the backside of the bunny head, to remind her to only poke the needle in one direction.
This was Kate's most recent machine-stitched work: a bear head for Jenna for Christmas.
She has since made her own to-do list, and commandeered the white board in my sewing room to announce her 2015 sewing goals for garments for her best friend.
In the spirit of comprehensive learning, I'm going to also teach her to procrastinate, because it's a very important skill that all good seamstresses should have. I figured that I wouldn't be a good mother if I didn't.