|Written by OHmommy|
|Tuesday, 13 September 2011 00:00|
What was supposed to be a jammed packed Saturday with three soccer games, two birthday parties and an evening picnic - turned into a lazy day because all activities were canceled due to the impending rain in Cleveland. However, I reached my lazy day quota back in June when the kids were out for the entire summer on vacation and had no idea how I was supposed to keep them busy on a rainy day in September. That's what soccer is for!
I brushed the dust off my old sewing machine. The one that my father purchased for me when I started my ebay "Personalized Bibs" business before my blogging days.
It was love at first sight for my seven-year-old daughter. She started out with left over scraps of fabric to create a dress for her Barbie.
She over-estimated the fabric and created an Amish Barbie. We all know that Barbie shows too much skin anyways. Kuddos fashionista Lola!
"I want to try again, Mama."
"This time it will be better!"
"How about some lunch?"
"Lunch can wait. I want to sew."
So sew, she did.
Two hours later she created the next American Girl holiday outfit.
"Dear God, girlfriend. What now?
"I want to sew a dress for myself!"
We found ourselves at a fabric store because I'm the mom missing a backbone when it comes to cute hobbies. I asked the sales associate not to laugh at me when I inquired how to thread the bobbin. I threaded the bobbin on my own and we were ready to go with new bobbin and new fabric.
And we, as in Lola, continued sewing.
Until she made a dress for herself (all on her own - I swear) to wear to school the next day.
I was mentally exhausted but immensely proud after a full day of sewing with my daughter. She's hoping it rains again this Saturday. I'm hoping I have the energy to keep up with her.
Thank you Ka-Ka-Katy for all the sewing blogs you referred me to. What else am I missing out on, dear readers? Please share. I sew need to know.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 September 2011 07:01|