Sophie and I have decided that during the summer holidays we are going to set up a blog for her and I shall have access to it as well. She is now making so many much more complicated things and using the sewing machine independently. Sophie has also asked several times about it and I think it could help with her ICT skills and general writing and literacy.
So here is her latest make............with a bit of help as this was her first zip application.
Sophie found this lovely elephant fabric on a day trip to Lostwithiel. It has sat in her sewing box for just over a month until last weekend. An idea began to take shape in her mind, something to carry her art and small sketchbook around in.
So a zip was also needed and luckily I had one just the right size.
This isin fact the second zip because the first time Sophie closed and opened her pencils case the first purple zip broke!!!! It was a new zip and I had spent time teaching her how to sew a zip in, which she did herself under supervision. You should have seen the look on her face it was heartbreaking but she never said a word. I started to unpick it and she said "No Mummy I will do that and let you know when I have unpicked it" Unpick it she did as well. I like zips to be well stitched in so you can imagine how long it took. So when I found another one and triple checked it was ok I stitched it in this time to make up for the disappointment.
The owl tab was an added extra we popped in at the same time which she found at Coast and Country on the way to Falmouth.
So after a bit of drama and despair at the quality of today's zips Sophie know has a lovely case for her art materials and small sketchbook which is of her own design.
She is now working on a sock cat. this is why her own blog might be in order!