I got out the manual and tool kit
Put on the new foot and lowered the feed dogs
and had my first attempt with some sparkly new pink thread
It was great fun and I can't wait to have another go when I have a bit more time to play around. The possibilities are endless. What was hard was knowing what I wanted to do but not yet having the skill to make my hands and sewing machine do it! It made me think about how Izzy must feel now that she is learning to write. Its really hard!
Izzy and I also did some sewing together this morning. She said that she didn't want to go dancing as usual but wanted to spend some time in my sewing room with me making something.
We decided to make a lavender bag. Izzy drew around a template and cut out the fabric. She then pinned it together inside out
She was a natural at threading a needle
We then tacked it together
and then sewed it up on the super dooper spotty pink sewing machine
Izzy turned the bag inside out
Filled it with dried lavender (kindly donated by a lovely blogger last year when i was doing my 70 presents challenge)
We then stitched acrosss the top after adding a ribbon handle. We added 2 sparkly pink buttons and a tiny fish charm we found in my sewing box.
Voila! A mermaid lavender bag. We had such a lovely morning. I managed to stay calm and patient (mostly!) and Izzy really seemed to enjoy herself. She wants to do more next week so I'm keeping my eyes open for some new ideas. The finished item is now hanging on her bed!