Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Moi et ma fille - { Me and my girl }

With fingers still smarting from a nasty incident with an insipid tea towel and a trés hot baking dish I scoured my craft books for just the right salve. No not a soothing ointment made from steeped calendula petals or some such natural concoction. I needed a cure and fast!

Enter the amazing Ms. Blake Soule's hot pads (perfect for picking up offending hot items) and an afternoon of crafting with my girl.


Bijou has always been enchanted with fabric, pins and my gal pal Jan (the Janome, that is) so what was this "still high from the festivities of Christmas and one too many rum balls" Mumma to do but open my arms and let her join in on this...our first official project together.

The stitches are rather wonky and the bias leaves a lot to be desired. And I required a few time outs for cups of tea and deep breaths but we got there in the end. Perhaps she's a whisker too small for such tasks but it ignited a gentle fire in me. One that will burn like hot embers in my heart until her language solidifies enough for her to ask, "Can we make something together Mumma?"

Here's to a grand year of making, learning, growing, discovering and adventuring.....for all of us!


17 comments:

Posie Patchwork said...

Totally cute!! I had all my children spooling bobbins by the time they were 3, i loathe that job but they love it!! Also take advantage of their incredible eye sight for threading needles, they're so keen!! I extra love my auto threading Brother Innovis but the good old Janome Decor Excel & Janome industrial are totaly favourites. Happy New Year Steph, love Posie

aracne said...

How sweet to craft with your daughter. This is indeed 'quality time' for both of you. I love when my last daughter (17) wants to make things with me, it is food for my soul.
Bonne Année Steph, your stocking was much admired (sitting on the piano, there is a photo on my blog).

Maxabella said...

Super cute.

Happy new year to you!! x

Katie said...

Happy new year Steph!

The two of you look adorable! Sophie is always trying to help with my sewing projects too.. she reminds me to "be careful of the needle" and loves it when she gets to press the foot pedal all by herself.. Maybe we will give hot pads a go! xx

messyfish said...

Lovely. Bias is a .... Well you know what I mean , you did a great job with toddler on lap! It's a tricky but well worthwhile activity.

Kylie said...

Looks like fun was had by the two of you:) Ouch to the fingers.

May the two of you enjoymany more happy hours of crafting together - I am going to miss my girl when she is at school full time in a few weeks.

Frog, Goose and Bear said...

So special! I love her little tongue out in concentration. The pink fabric on right of pot holder looks exactly like my doona cover as a child which is still treasured and my youngest still sleeps under now. Here's to many more hours of sewing together as she gets older.

Brenda @ Mira Narnie said...

be-still my beating heart - how precious is that!! what a moment to savour and I am sure you will love using your wonky hot pads more so because they were made with your little shaddow!! Just think what she will be crafting up this year!!! Hoping you had a wonderful Chrissy and New Year! Hope you guys aren't getting too much rain...much love xx

Sarah@Dolls And Daydreams said...

How lovely, i can't wait till my little one is old enough to sew with me .... not quite yet :)

Needled Mom said...

What delightfully sweet pictures. That was a great project with a helper.

A quick salve for a burn - toothpaste!!! It really does work.

Jane said...

Squeal! Steph, it's just so delightful to see you two girls together like that. Well done. She's a lucky little girl. J x

Jill said...

What absolutely adorable pictures!! So nice to share your love of sewing with your daughter!
Happy New Year! Hope you share many more projects together this year and the years to come!

Heidi said...

I love the photo of the two of you how cute are you 2 not to mention the new hot pads.....how was your Christmas and New Year?

Catherine said...

so special - making something you will use everyday, and remember those moments every day... happy new year!

Claireabell said...

This is just so lovely! You inspire me to let my little girl help out. The potholders are great too - where do you get your beautiful fabric?

Melissa said...

I have those very same sheets! The pink florals and blue tones and white floral. I love vintage bed linens and I love even more that the same ones are half way around the world. ♥

Kymmie said...

Hello! I've just popped over from your 'twin' Brenda @ Mira Narnie. Your blog is delightful and equally as crafty as your twin. I'm now following. I hope you don't mind! xx

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