Over the kinder holidays Sophia and I did a few crafts together and among other things, we made this pillow.
It’s one of those great little projects that takes hardly any time but leaves you with a great result.
Sophia is fascinated by my sewing machine and I often let her thread the bobbin or select the stitch I want to use. But her favourite thing to do is press the pedal. She disappears under our dining room table the sewing table at twirling betty HQ and follows my commands to stop and start very diligently.
So, she chose the material, stamped her name on some contrasting fabric and then held the presser foot down while I stitched it together. She turned it right way out, poked out the corners with a chop stick and stuffed it.
Half an hour later we had a cute, personalised (I know, it’s a sickness) pillow for her bed that she really felt like she made.
Has anyone else done any quick and satisfying crafts with their kids lately? Do share.
PS: It just occurred to me that these would make great take-home gifts from a sleep-over or pyjama party.