Last Saturday morning I was due to go and meet with Laural at Arrietty to talk about workshops for the coming months. I’d planned it this way thinking that I could go without any children in tow but Leah decided she really wanted to come so she packed a bag with colouring pens and a pad of paper and came with me.
While Laurel and I talked she did some drawing and colouring and then wandered around the shop looking at everything including old sewing machines. I mentioned that I would like a new sewing machine and she said the she and Bethan could then have my old one and the ‘wheely round handle’ one – I like that idea!
In the afternoon Leah asked if she could do some embroidery and applique with me on the ‘old’ machine. So I pulled out Poppy Treffry’s book Free and Easy Stitch Style and Leah decided that she would like to make a purse with flags on.
She pulled out fabric from her own stash kindly donated by Kerry for the flags and the base fabric was from a swap.
It did turn into a bit of a family affair:
With Mathias keen to see what was going on:
and thinking about what project he would like to work on:
The finished project:
Funnily enough after the flags were sewn on the novelty of sewing wore off and the x-box called from the other room leaving me to get on and finish it.
and a shot of the back:
Fairly successful in all, although she’s not used it for anything and last time I saw it it was chucked on the floor in her bedroom! Now maybe I can get on with some other sewing which includes sewing some curtains for her ‘den’.