Thursday, January 20, 2011

Look What I Stumbled Upon Today

My girl sewing.
I smiled and began doing the Happy Jig when I walked into out dining room and found her diligently sewing at her own machine with a tremendous intensity.
Look at that beautiful face of concentration.

We picked up this fabric at a Sofa Recovering store near my parents in Redondo Beach a while ago. Coral wanted to make a patchwork quilt for her bed, but received a comforter as a birthday present before she was able to sew the quilt. I received a purse for the Holidays that Coral is in love with. My friend was kind enough to share the secret to her pattern...

And voila, you give a girl her own sewing machine and a new pattern and the girl makes herself a new purse.
She was totally proud of herself!!!

The purse is awesome!!! What I love most about the design is the boxie bottom just like a grocery bag or present sack.
(This is just what she used as her pattern)

She has been sewing for a while but unfortunately not as often as she would prefer.
After she fell asleep tonight I snuck in a took a closer look at her work.
She did an awesome job. In just a few projects her skills have improved by leaps and bounds.
I have been doing my best to keep my ideas to myself and allow my children to explore their interests alone without my noise. I believe that this is exactly why I am still smiling ear to ear tonight over my daughter sewing a purse. It may not be moving boulders, but she has self taught herself sewing, one of my fave things to do. I am totally looking forward to having a late night sewing partner in the near future.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

She did it!!! *loves*
It came out so cute!