Saturday, June 27, 2009

feeling important

i finally put together a sewing basket for my little moonpie this weekend. she has been sewing for a while now and it is one of her favorite activities to do. i put this basket together for her so she can sew at the drop of a hat, not having to wait on me to find her needle, etc. i stayed up pretty late making her pin cushion and finding all of the right 'ingredients' (like every pink, vintage button i own!).
the next morning when i reluctantly rolled out of bed i found that she had made me this little wallet! before this time she had never threaded a needle by herself, and had only watched me instruct her on sewing a button in place! i was so impressed!
she just loves her basket. she kept going back to it all day, making button cuffs, doll skirts and the starts of an apron for herself.

i can't tell you how excited it makes me to see her loving sewing. she told me once, a while back, that sewing 'makes me feel important'. giving her something of meaning, something of purpose, makes her feel big. important. what a gift it is to be able to offer that to her!

7 comments:

Amy said...

This makes me very happy.

Crunchy Christian Mom said...

Oh, that is just the sweetest! What a lucky little girl! And how fun to be her mama!

gardenmama said...

What a very sweet and inspiring post!! : )
I just may have to make my little ones a sewing basket!

The Kramer Family said...

Dear Dylan,

I want to sew like you. Just know that I'm your best friend of all. Can you teach me how to sew and I will learn? I just know that I'm always gonna give you flowers.

Love,
KK

(from the mouth of Kaylyn and written by mommy:)

Mandy said...

That is so fun! I love watching kids create and build their confidence.

nicola said...

so sweet! good for her!!! i am impressed, too, especially with threading the needle!
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

Becky said...

LOVE THIS!