Saturday, May 12, 2012

Sewing School!

As we've been trying, in this fast paced So Cal world of ours, to keep our daughter appreciating the simple pleasures in life, these were two of her birthday gifts:

She jumped into her first project, and is proud to share her pincushion creation. We started from the beginning, learning to cut from patterns.

Apples are cut, and ready to learn stitching.  Since it was her first sewing project, we started with learning to thread the needle, to tie the knot, and to make a running stitch.

This book is very kid-friendly, and her confidence was right on, I was quite impressed with her first stitches!  One of the best things, is the look on her face the whole time, truly enjoying herself!

Soon, it was time to pause, stuff it (which she loved doing as well,) and proudly share her first sewing creation! 

I'm not affilated with or reviewing the book, Sewing School, we just had a great experience with it, and I wanted to share.  I would recommend it to small children who want to learn to sew, as it is made for the very young, and Violet's smile shows how much fun it was for us.  ♥ 

On another note, I won't deny that my daughter uses technology, and enjoys modern pleasures, too, but I just loved seeing her enjoy some good old-fashioned sewing!  Kids are so creative, and it's great to provide opportunities for them to use their creative juices!  Happy Mothers' Day everyone!!

Positively Splendid


  1. I agree that it is so important to teach our kids about being creative and learning some good old fashioned skills. I am proud to say that both my girls know how to crochet and we try to make gifts whenever we can! Just found your blog via the Weekend Blog Walk hosted by At Home Take 2 ~ I’m your newest follower now too!
    I just recently re-branded myself and moved my blog over to self-hosted WordPress so I would love♥ it if you could return the follow – I am still trying to build up my blog!

  2. What great gift ideas! I love giving gifts to kids that inspire them! I've never been good with a needle and thread so I am in awe of that pin cushion apple. GOOD FOR HER! :)

  3. That is such a cool birthday present! great work Violet x

  4. Omgosh! I love this! It reminds me of when I learned to sew and crochet at about the same age. :o) I remember my family (and I had a BIG one!) sitting and watching me because they thought it was so funny that I wanted to learn those skills at such a young age. Lol

    Congratulations to your daughter for being so interested and having the persistence to stick with her first creation. She did an awesome job! What a beautiful apple! And lots of hugs to you, Mom! For putting together such a wonderful gift and inspiring your daughter to be creative and to learn something new, too.

    Btw, I came to visit because you stopped by my blog yesterday and left a nice message. I'm so glad I decided to swing by your blog to say, " hi" . I am so looking forward to exploring more of your posts! I love making new blog "friends"!

    I hope you and your family have a delightful Mother's Day!
    K at

  5. How Adorable is she? I know so many ladies that cannot's sad. Glad we are starting our girls off right!

  6. Hey Lori! It's Julie from Naptime Review. What button were you trying to get? The BLOG LOG? We have had problems with that but I think I fixed it. Let me know if it still doesnt work. I am having a hard time.

  7. What a great gift. She did a good job. So many children today do not even know how to sew on buttons or repair simple torn linings. This gift will keep on giving. Love it!

  8. I'm going to hunt out a copy of this book, would love our kids to feel that sense of pride after sewing something themselves- love your blog : )

  9. Fun! I'm getting ready to delve into the world of sewing myself.. she's already one up on me lol :) I agree with you too kids are so creative. Watching them use that creativity and love it is such a wonderful thing! Stopping by from the weekend blog hop.. Have a great Sunday!

  10. Yea Violet! I love the sweet little apple - such nice stitches! Can't wait to see what you make next! Thanks so much for sharing and for the nice words about the book - I'm glad you and your family likes it.


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