Monday, July 19, 2010

It's a Daisy

In case you were wondering. C found the bag of felt, threads, and the samples I had made for the workshop last week, and was immediately intrigued. I was in the middle of something when she asked me to help her (playing a computer game... ) so I told her we would work on it later. She said, "That's okay, grandma, call me when you are ready." (!)

So first we had to pick out the shape, and she was sure she wanted a flower. A daisy seemed the easiest. She picked out the dark red and the orange, with a yellow center and white sewing. There was some concern when we couldn't find yellow thread at first, but I knew there was some in the drawer.


I cut out the paper pattern and the felt, and then started stitching around the petals with the white thread. She stitched one of the petals herself! and then delegated the rest of the stitching to me. She had fun with the stuffing as well. There was some concern about the white lines separating the petals, so I had to add those at the end.


When we were done, she was a little sad that this was a pillow she could hold in her hand. She wanted a pillow big enough to rest on... I guess that is next on the list to do.

1 comment:

DUSTY said...

Cute little pillow. It is nice that you are starting her so young. I started my boys with stitch cards that you can usually find in a craft store or in the toy dept of some stores. They are bigger for their little hands and use shoe lace type threads so there is no needle to deal with.