Monday, November 11, 2013

sewing together


My daughter has been drawing horses... non-stop for days, weeks. We decided to sew one of her pictures into a stuffy inspired by the horse in Alicia Paulson's Stitched in Time.
 
She wanted a wild horse and so that is just what was made. She selected polka dot flannel and a wooly yellow mane- silly perfection. We worked together for a while and when more independent sewing was desired, she jumped into a polar bear making. 
Sparkly pompoms make perfect tails according to most 8 year olds, you know.
 I showed her Ann Wood's cardboard stampede, and she now loves the idea of making bunches of cloth horses that are each totally unique. Since there are only two days of school this week, I'm thrilled we already know what we'll be working on... a polar bear family and a herd of horses. A happy Monday it is!
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9 comments:

  1. I love the horse polkadots and all! Great idea! @itsmoongirl :)

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  2. I love it! The polka dots are perfection. :-)

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  3. oh my goodness i love her wild horse SO much! reminds me of Pippi's horse!

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    1. You're so right! Can't wait to tell her!

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  4. So super cute! Your little one is turning into quite the seamstress!

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    1. Thanks Amie... she has her moments of being all fired up at the sewing machine and then she let's it go for a while. This is a good time of year to be returning... with the making season upon us!

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  5. These are amazing! Thank you so much for posting :)

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