Monday, April 5, 2010

my girl

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend!!
Our holiday was full of deviled eggs, chocolate eggs, plastic eggs and ham.

The time I set aside for working on my quilt was quickly diverted to my girl! Now, I have to tell you that she takes her sewing very seriously.....
and stays very focused on her task.

(Don't worry, the needle has been removed to keep those little fingers safe!)


Last week Joan (wishes true and kind) had shared the idea with me of putting up a design wall for Isabella. All I can say is...thank you, thank you, thank you Joan. I initially liked the idea because of the cuteness factor, but as soon as it was up I loved the idea because of how much Izzy enjoyed her new found creative outlet.

She took to it immediately and surprised me with how long she was fully content designing.
(try not to gasp too hard over the fact that she has some of my little folks scraps, she was very gentle with them)


She spent her morning choosing fabric, pressing fabric, and putting it on her design wall...all with such intense purpose and determination. I loved every second of it!!

I made her fabric holder this weekend using the kidlet pattern (by JC handmade found here). I altered it in size then added straps to hang off the back of her chair, it works perfectly.
I couldn't resist making a second one for her coloring books....and to be honest, I think there will be a kidlet hanging from every door knob in my house by the end of the week! It is the perfect size and remedy for those miscellaneous things that really have no home.


22 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, that is so precious. I have a two-year-old and I think she would have a BLAST with a little design wall and a toy iron. Too, too cute :-)

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  2. OH MY! SUCH A GREAT IDEA!!! Did you just put batting on a bulletin board!? I am so going to do this! After I set up a design wall of my own! LOVE those kidlet bags! I want to do some of my own! And I think one for every door knob is a fine idea! Go izzy! The mini iron and board are just too much! :) love it!

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  3. I want one! So cute. And I just LOVE Izzy's intensity!

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  4. That is just beautiful. I want to make a design wall for my little girl. And those little bags are absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for the ideas.

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  5. beautiful kidlets! and your daughter is super cute - so concentrated on that task!

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  6. this is way too cute!!! my AVery has the same machine...a design wall is brilliant!

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  7. Oh, Chris, this brought quite a few tears to my eyes. I'm so glad this worked out for you, and I only wish I had had one for my daughter when she was little. She would have loved it!

    Oh my gosh, I just looked more closely now that I've dried my tears and that ironing board! That is so cute I can hardly stand it! And it's pink!

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  8. i saw this on flickr and now on your blog... i just can't get enough of this adorable idea and clever child!! Just fabulous!!! ;)

    xo, Heather

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  9. How precious! What a great idea for a child to have a design wall. I'm sure it's educational on many levels aside from the obvious creative fun. What a lucky girl with those AHM scraps!

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  10. This is so awesome! I made a little design wall for my girl (who is only 15 months so can't play with it for quite as long) and told Joan about it. I'm so glad she passed the idea on to you! Happy sewing!

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  11. I love it! She is too cute. Those are great fabrics on the kidlet too!

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  12. this is such a cute post! how sweet that she is following so closely in your footsteps!

    randi

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  13. that is one of the most wonderful ideas!! i need that for my kiddos!! :) THANKS for sharing!!

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  14. What brand is that darling sewing machine and where did you get it?

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  15. What a great idea! I've been letting Avery watch me sew a little bit and there so maybe we'll be able to 'sew' together soon!

    I RSVP'd Maybe to the weekend sew....not sure what my saturday plans are yet...but I'll let you know if I'll be there!

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  16. Ruth: Izzy's sewing machine is made by Janome, (the Hello Kitty model). I actually ordered it from Target.com during a free shipping promo. It is really cute, and works like a dream....and for a plus, it's really quiet. If you have any more questions just let me know!!

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  17. 若對自己誠實,日積月累,就無法對別人不忠了。........................................

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  18. oh how sweet your blog is! Lovely ideas, photos, fabrics, & daughter : )

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  19. SUCH a great idea! I'm totally going to do this for my 3 year old. She will thank you later! :-P

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  20. This is the cutest thing ever! Your daughter looks like she loves it! I am so excited to try this with my 2 1/2 yr old. Can I ask where you got her ironing board and cute pink iron?! =)

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