So today they're leaving - my littles that is. They're off on that trip with the grandparents, and Brandon and I are home... alone. I've been at work all day today, but when I get home "it" begins. I hope "it" involves lots of good, hearty progress. Fingers crossed I don't slack off! I already ran "fluff" errands with a friend yesterday, so I think I'm ready to get down to business.
But, hey, look what we did before they left!
When the UPS man arrived with a big Accuquilt box, I told the kids that mama had been given a fancy cutting machine, and you can bet they wanted to get in on the action. After we've had some fun around here, there will be a little (big) something in it for you as well!
Of course, I read the directions first. Oh, the long-suffering. Oh, the waiting! Mama, mama, let's start!
Noted: the directions caution against letting a child use the machine unsupervised. I can see why you'd be tempted. It really is that easy.
Aria was able to see where to place our fabric scraps so that nice, full shapes were cut. And while turning the crank took some muscle (kid muscle),
each of them was able to play along.
I called it quits after about 10 minutes of cutting. I could only forestall the "what am I going to make with all those squares?" anxiety for so long, ya know? I do have an actual project planned with the Go! baby cutter. Just waiting on one more ingredient. When I've used it extensively for that project, I'll be back with a full review!