Thursday, 24 February 2011

keeping on the straight and narrow

It's amazing what you can do with a few straight lines!

The first day of half term Boy was engrossed in Harry Potter, Baby was in bed sleeping off a cold and our little girl and I had a rare opportunity to get out the sewing machine that we gave her for Christmas. Whilst I set the machine up (which involved a lot of hurrumphing as the bobbin is impossible to get in properly) I let Girl browse through one of Sarah's and my favourite books Sew Pretty Home Style.

Naturally she chose to make a Make up bag and so we adapted one from the book. Obviously I had to help her sort out the fabric and make sure everything was pinned in the right place, but then she was able to sew the whole thing together. All she had to do was sew a few straight lines.

And with those straight lines she was able to create this lined and trimmed pouch for all her beauty essentials - Not bad for a 5 year old!


  1. I am sure she is thrilled with making such a pretty bag.
    Well done little one.

  2. I think I need a few lessons from your daughter...what a clever little girl.

  3. She is thrilled with it, not least because it has given her a temporary license to wear pink and purple eyeshadow all over her face! Jo

  4. That is amazing, I wish I could sew as well as that. And I am a lot older than 5 years old!