Thursday, August 16, 2007

Little bit of sewing...

I have been waiting for this day.

Earlier this year, I had tempted him..."Hey buddy, let's pick YOU out some fabric".

He picked some with rainbow colored stripes.

After I got him started on a little sleeping bag for his friend Polka dots, he got frustrated. I ended up finishing that project while he cheered me on.

This new project, for his friend Whaley whale, is a pillow. He is much more enthusiastic this time. ME TOO. I am finding, that I am the one needing the patience this time around. He only wants to sew for short increments of time...I need to let him do that. My 4 year-old is not a linear thinking kind of guy, I need that to be OK. If he sews for a while and then wants to cut paper, I need to let him. I need to let him find a way to make sewing HIS own thing.

I wonder if the renewed interest in HIM is seeing ME hand-sewing more. My craft cave is in "other" use right now, so I have been trying to create out among the masses, to share my space, my creative space. I want my kids to enjoy creating as well, what better to get them interested than to let them see how much I enjoy it. (A-ha moment alert!)


We had great fun. We will have great fun. He may even finish that pillow one day. It doesn't matter to me because we got to sew together.

JMB

5 comments:

TALLERTHANU said...

What a sweet thing to share with your little boy! I can't wait to share my love of quilting with my future children...it is sweet that you are letting him find his own passion for the craft. So sweet!!!!

Diane said...

What a great experience to share, both with your son and us. When my son was little and beanie babies were popular, we made a little frog quilt together. I use it as my computer mousepad now.

emilyruth said...

i can't wait for sewing days...
right now my little Q is way into
'let's do a project'
so we cut & glue & tape
& he cuts some more
in his own little art journal
this makes me so happy...

i love this post
it works for all facets of life really...
but i think in the crafty rhelms
it is really clear
patience & just letting them be them...
love it...
you are such a great mom
(& i know. i've seen you in action)
:)

Left Coast Sister said...

Oh, I'd LOVE to see my ol' (not olD! HEavens, not yet!!) pal J-Bob as a mom!!!! How patient of you to even attempt working with your 4 yr old and a sewing needle. Yay for you... fun memories too!

Yaz and Rob said...

Can't wait to show Saniya these pixs of Sam sewing! You have inspired me to suggest we sew or knit or craft together (Saniya and I). She will love it.