Oh my gosh! Can it be that I am back so soon for another post? Easy does it Ev or you might burn yourself out and disappear from blogland once again. Well, now that I am done talking to myself, I would like to share some photos of a day spent with a marvelous little girl named Sarah. She is what I might call my little student but by the end of the day I believe our roles were reversed. Children have a wonderful way of thinking and all things are possible through their awesome imagination. Sarah really wanted to learn how to sew on a sewing machine and after months of her patiently waiting for my room to be finished she started her lessons. It only took one round of connect the dot sewing, on paper, for me to realize that she was ready to sew a simple pattern on cloth. I chose a horse ornament pattern by Samantha Jenkins. It was featured in the November/December issue of Cloth Paper Scissors. This magazine should be called Cloth Paper Scissors Rocks, because it does.
I prepared the horse pattern in different stages in order to work along with her. However I did not show her my finished horse so that I wouldn't influence the direction that she would go in. I think I did this as much for myself as I did for her, hee hee. She did not disappoint. The colors and materials she chose excited me from the moment she chose her blue foundation color. She calls it her moon horse and had a whole story to go with it. Due to a senior moment I can not share this story with you at this time.
We raced to get her horse done before her mom came to pick her up. Sarah's moon horse finally met my polka dot loving horse and they gave each other a horsey nuzzle before departing. I'm talking about the horses people.
I've always enjoyed creating things since I was a little girl. While my brother and sisters were out learning to ride bikes I would sit on a couch for hours making paper dolls and storing them in an envelope I stapled together out of construction paper. My first experience sewing was inspired by a book I ordered from a fundraiser in elementary school. With it's simple projects to sew, I chose to make an apron. My mother gave me an old garment to use for material. I sewed a square together forgetting to leave a small opening to turn it. I cheesed out and left it like that and attached a grosgrain ribbon on the edge for ties. I was so proud of that moment, ha ha. I've come a long way since then and my passion for cloth and creating continues. I enjoy making cloth dolls and like to dabble with whatever strikes my fancy. It's a journey.