Thursday, October 9, 2014

capable little Miss

She's been crafting!

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Aria snagged the rest of this Pretty Potent print to make a drawstring bag birthday gift.  It was her second go at the pattern, and she put it together lickity split.  Proud mama!

But, when I attempted to photograph her make, brother ignited a marathon giggle fit!

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Which made me laugh too, but presented practical difficulties.  "Stop laughing!"  "They'll think you're crying!"

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Was rewarded with a grin and

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a quite decent shot.  She knows I won't give up until I get a good one.  Freeze for blog pictures... then resume laughing!

These days, this girl amazes me.  Aria (almost 10) loves to do everything on her own, from sewing gifts to writing papers, from baking sugar cookies to managing her school schedule.  She's become such a gloriously capable big girl.  Not "young woman," OK?  Not yet.

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Here's a recent start for her, from Sewing School 2.  It's to be a quilt for Eleni. 

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And a recent finish.  Ha! 

Yep, she's a keeper and is sure to be SUCH a big helper when baby comes.  I am one very, very lucky mama.

16 comments:

  1. Such an awesome post! We're loving almost 10 over here, too. And you are going to LOVE it when the new babe arrives. It's such an amazing experiences to see the bigs with the little(s). Looks like Aria's very talented, just like her mama!

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  2. I love this! I think I'll need to get my hands on the Sewing School books for my 8 year old.

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  3. Fabulous project! Sounds like you've got one special little lady on your hands. Love the gnome (can I claim that as a gnome? It's got a pointy hat, so I'm going to claim it as a gnome. :) )

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    1. Yes, a gnome it is! I had it sitting their for a few days looking at that pile of fabric, destined to be made into something for Aria. I thought it was a nice hint, hint for me to get working, hehe.

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  4. She definitely has excellent taste in fabric.

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    1. I am fortunate to have enough fabric to share. But, sometimes I still have to take a deep breath when she picks up my favorites! And, of course, Good Folks are off limits =) It really is fun to see her put together fabrics. It helps me understand her color personality in a whole new way.

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  5. Both my girls love to sew and make little gifts too. Just like mummy. Isn't it great when they become that little bit independent and responsible. No I'm not ready for the young woman or young teenager title yet either.... It can wait they are only 10 and 11.

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  6. Learning a lot of things from mom...sewing just one!

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  7. I love that little guy that she made. He's hysterical! Made me actually laugh out loud. I think it's the hat that puts it over the top. What a great decoration!

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  8. Wonderful that she has taken to your craft too. I wish I had started when I was younger ; )

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  9. Wow! I love that she's making a quilt for her new baby sister. She must be so excited!

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  10. Posts about your kids always encourage me to wait more patiently. Tully's so keen but not that able. His time will come. Little bits at a time. You're makes are great Aria!

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  11. That bag looks great, and I'm looking forward to seeing her quilt. I love it when my children create too, and particularly when the creating is sewing in some way.

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  12. I also had a ten-year-old daughter, and an eight-year-old son, when their little sister was born. Their helpfulness and enthusiasm were wonderful! They have all grown into lovely, capable adults, and are a joy to my heart. Wishing all joy for you and yours.

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  13. Awesome can I put in an order? Seriously though I have been thinking of replacing my old back pack with a patchwork one!

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