Friday, December 09, 2011

Abby's New Apron

My niece, Abby, and I have a new tradition. She is 8 years old and has a real interest in sewing. During a summer visit, we made a pillow together. She, her mom and dad, and her two younger brothers were with us over Thanksgiving, which gave us the perfect opportunity to work on a new project. We looked through my fabric stash and she chose some cheerful cherry fabric that matched her new earrings. We found some fun embellishments, and with no pattern, worked together to create an apron for her to wear at home. She has a steady hand at the machine (my hands were right there guiding hers), a real eye for detail, and can envision what the finished project will look like. Here is the result of our time together:


Doesn't she look cute? My sister told me that when Abby got home she changed her list for Santa. Now she's hoping for a sewing machine, fabric and thread. I'm so happy she has discovered sewing as a way to use her creative gifts. Before I know it, she'll be teaching me!




9 comments:

camp and cottage living said...

How sweet. These are the sort of memories that will endure in your nieces heart forever! And a craft that will bring her years of enjoyment too.

Sandy said...

This is really cute! Glad to see you back! :) I wish I liked to sew...it just intimidates me something terrible! Bad home ec teacher! LOL Sandy

Patty said...

Abby is lucky to have such a generous and patient aunt to help her with all her creative ideas. She loves looking through your stash! She enjoys her special time with you at your machine.

Kris said...

So happy to see you back! That is so sweet that you worked on the apron together. She did a fabulous job on it! She is darling. And how exciting that she wants her own machine!!! I love to see this skill being nurtured in our youth! How I would have loved to have someone who would have taught me to sew when I was young. I had to wait until I married and taught myself!!!

Shirley Hatfield said...

What a nice auntie! I'm trying to get my granddaughters interested in sewing. I gave Madison, the oldest, a sewing machine for her 12th birthday and I am so glad she has been using it and taking sewing classes. That little apron has to be the cutest thing! Glad to see you posting again.

Becky~ said...

Oh shes so cute.I adore the apron I hope she talks to Santa and gets a sewing machine for Christmas,what a nice thing for girls to learn.


Blessings!

My Vintage Mending said...

How cute. I would love to ignite that in my child but she is more interested in markers. Maybe someday. I just love that ball fringe...smiles...Renee

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Simply adorable! ♥

Patty said...

This is Abby! Thanks Aunt Betsy! You were the one who invited me to sewing so thank you. Next time I cook I am going to use it!