Friday, September 23, 2011

her first sewing project


It all started when LM came up to me holding a needle and thread. "I want to make a monster, mommy." Instead of being alarmed that she had somehow acquired a sharp dangerous object, I smiled - my little girl wants to do a sewing project!!! I sat her down with a crayon and paper and told her to draw what she wanted the monster to look like, and I thought what she came up with was so cute and funny. This is the first time she has ever drawn a picture complete with arms and legs, let alone nostrils and a beard (that is what she said the scribble under the nose was - just like daddy, ha)! 

(she added the other eye on the drawing later, after we were already done)


She helped pick out the fabric, I sewed it all together, and then she carefully put the stuffing inside. Once the monster was all done she was so proud and excited that it looked just like her picture! I accidentally put the glitter ribbon on backwards, but it doesn't really matter since they all twist and turn anyway. She named him Snarfy and when I asked her why she answered, "Because he is a Snarfy mom." I guess I should have known :) 



I am so glad that she had an idea and knew that she could make it a reality with a little help from mommy. I think it is such a blessing to be able to express yourself through creativity, and I hope she continues to come up with many more projects for us to work on together!

20 comments:

  1. so how did you get the face she drew onto the fabric?

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  2. love love love this. the girl and the monster. such a good mom you are!

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  3. @amy - i just traced it on and then embroidered it with a split stitch!

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  4. this is so great-you are such a fun mom!
    I love that the monster's name is snarfy haha

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  5. This post made me so happy. My little girl just turned 3. For a long time it was just awful trying to get any sewing done when it was just her and I together. Now we are starting to have fun in my sewing room together. I've often thought about what kind of project we could work on together or little projects she could do with my scraps for instance while I sew. This was just too cute. My little girl may have to make a Snarfy of her own. :)

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  6. What a sweet wonderful moment and memory!!! Her monster arrived just in time for Halloween too.

    - Sarah
    http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com/

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  7. this is too cute. she is adorable and so is her monster. how creative.

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  8. aww that is so cute! I can't wait to have kids one day and teach them to sew.

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  9. sooo cute and great! i bet my three year old daughter would flip over a project like this. thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. That is so cute! I want to do fun things like this with my kids someday! You are such a great mom!

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  11. this is the best thing i've seen in a long time.

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  12. Really, really cute! If she could read, I'd say she got the idea from this blog post of mine: http://coreymoortgat.blogspot.com/2010/03/longest-post-ever.html
    We made monster dolls, too, using almost the same process as you, isn't that funny? Great minds think alike! Tell her that my boys' monsters would like to come over and play with her monster some day!

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  13. that is so cool, she is a great drawer for her age

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  14. Unbelievable! I can't stand it! (in a good way) :) She is such a creative girl!

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  15. i love this! i wonder what it is about kids making monsters! my son and i have sewn a few monsters also.

    here is one that we made

    http://lifeinathreeringcircus.blogspot.com/2009/05/boys-and-monsters.html

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  16. this is so great! i did this with my daughter a few months back http://lyckoskatt.blogspot.com/2011/01/har-ar-det-sjukt.html.

    by the way, your blog is a great source of inspiration.

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  17. my 3.5 year old and i made one of these inspired by you! thanks so much for the idea, she's in love with it. :)

    http://skirtastop.wordpress.com/2011/10/18/a-new-friend/

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  18. SO adorable! And so neat that she came up with the idea all on her own!

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  19. Absolutely adorable. You've made my day with this.

    x

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