October 14, 2009
When I was a kid growing up in church these two little ladies (and I mean little, back then we called people of short stature midgets but I think the more modern and appropriate term is "little people"), sisters actually, would regularly sing a song for the congregation with the refrain the family that prays together... stays together. I can still hear their high pitched voices singing that tune.
Although I believe the message of that song I think there's more to it. How about the family that plays together (or hikes, or cooks, or sews...) stays together. I hadn't anticipated sharing sewing with my family. I've sewed since taking home ec in grade 5. When I started this blog I wrote about little projects I made for the kids and decorating our home. I'm not that good and I have seasons where I don't touch the machine but I still know how to sew a stitch; reading a pattern - not so good.
Of course you know Celine is a seamstress and has shown her skill on the machine. A few of the projects I've mentioned before are her pants, her dog Yvon and her <a href=/medieval-princess-dress-up"">latest medieval costume</a>. The newest member of the family to take to the machine is Laurent who recently completed, with a few touches from mom, this little pouch for himself.
When Damien started talking about sewing clothing and gear for our kids a couple years ago I was pleasantly surprised, I hadn't known any men who sewed. Sorry ladies, this awesome husband is mine, all mine! His first project almost 2 years ago were fleece pants for Celine (she still wears and loves them). His latest was this windbreaker for Brienne.
Speaking of which, it was high time I made a little something for my youngest. I've set aside a weekly time to work on creative projects specifically for or with the children. This week I sewed this purse for Brienne. I ACTUALLY followed a pattern (I love full photo tutorials) and if you're looking to sew a handbag I highly recommend this tutorial over at tiny happy, a new-to-me blog. I shrunk the size a bit to better fit Brienne.
It took me a couple hours yesterday morning and best of all Brienne loves it! And it looks great. I'm so happy with myself. (can you tell?) I'm definitely in a "sewing season" of my life.
Next up to learn on the machine is Brienne but that will wait since she hasn't expressed a desire to learn... yet.
What creative season are you in? Is there any handicraft your whole family enjoys?
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