Ok. I'm going to fess up. I rarely craft with my kid. Gasp! I know, I know, we made that Totoro recently but that was an aberration. I am impatient, always thinking about how much more productively my time could be spent, and can't stand the mess. There, I said it.
I'm trying to address this problem. It's up there with the cooking-healthy-food problem. Definitely a work in progress.I created a board on Pinterest full of crafty ideas for kids which you can find here, but I hadn't made a single thing from it. It just served as some lovely eye candy. Until the other day when a friend of mine asked me to show her kid how to sew. I perked up and made the effort (poor Poppet that it takes this opportunity to show off to motivate me) and searched out a felt donut pattern on the net. It was a lot of fun and I hope it inspires me to pass on a little more of my own skill-set to my child before she loses interest. Maybe you will find something nice to do with yours, or just enjoy the images on Pinterest like I usually do. Here's a couple of snaps (bad light sorry) from our crafting. She did a great job and I was reminded of how much fun it could be.
You can find the full tutorial over here at the I'll Get You My Pretties blog. We worked with materials we had on hand and Poppet did a lot more of the sewing than on the Totoro project. I think we'll grab a hoop and work on a bit of embroidery soon, goodness knows I need to work on that too!
In other news, I sold all of these yesterday on Etsy...
And in just over a week we'll be in London enjoying some Olympic madness. Can't wait!