Monday, 5 November 2012

Update- Rascal's Sewing

Back in February I told you about Rascal's first attempts at sewing and then in March I shared about a sewing themed busy bag that I created for her.

I thought you might be interested to hear how she is getting on with her sewing these days.

To be honest, I created the busy bag for our trip to Europe, so after some initial play it was put aside ready for our big trip. When our big trip arrived, Rascal amazed me not only with her enthusiasm for sewing, but also with her ability.

The ONLY thing that I did was to start her off by securing the thread, and occasionally undoing some stitches when she asked (on those few occasions that she realised that she had gone in from the wrong side). She followed the lines beautifully and once she had gone round the edge in running stitch I showed her how to fill in the gaps.

I was so so impressed by the concentration that goes into her sewing! 

One day, I wondered what would happen if I didn't draw a design for her to sew round. This is a Rascal original design which is still a work in process. Its all her own work- I can't wait to see how it turns out.

I know that it is sometimes difficult to remember what age children are on blogs, Rascal turned four last week. The sewing in this post has been done over the last three or four months.

I'm loving seeing the progression in Rascal's skills and am looking forward to seeing where she goes next with it. 

One thing that I know for sure is the next step in Rascal's learning to sew. She was sent some brightly coloured binca from Britain for her fourth birthday. I learnt to sew on this stuff when I was little and I can't wait to start on some little projects with Rascal- bookmarks, bags, purses, coasters the possibilities are exciting!

9 comments :

  1. Amazing, what a clever wee chickie, clearly the crafting gene is strong in his one! I have never heard of binca-but it looks like the perfect stuff for the job. Heading to your new place of work tomorrow arvo-but great to see you if your there x

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  2. She is doing SO WELL! maybe you could make a little scrappy book from all her finished pieces, something for you both to treasure once she is older?

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  3. That is so impressive for 4!! Well done to both you and her! Maybe she could make some little bookmarks and things for the Grandies for Christmas gifts - two birds/one stone and all that! Or don't mind me at all - I'm clearly in Christmas present (aka whatamigoingtomakefreakout!) mode. ;)

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  4. WOW, how clever. She must be so proud of herself. So incredibly gorgeous to see that. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  5. OK BInca where do I get it in NZ that is very very clever and I wonder wether Tsunami would have the patience - I'd love to try her

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  6. That is soooooo sweet! How fantastic that she's taking an interest at such a young age. My (late) Mum taught me to knit and sew and I'm so grateful she did - well done in doing a great job getting Rascal started on a crafty path!

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  7. That is amazing... And maybe I should start my Mum on the same things, tried to teach her cross stitching when I went back, it was a disaster!

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  8. She's a natural just like her mother! Love the binca....and is the white stuff that non slip rubber?

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  9. Her sewing is just amazing. I love that she has naturally developed skills and perseverance. A certain someone the same age isn't there so much! x

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