I am very proud to introduce the very first in a new series that miss J and I will be doing. As you know, this girl is all about making things and is always asking me to make her things. I figured it was about time she started to make some of these ideas reality herself. She is a big girl at five years old now :) So I told her once a month she will design something to make (whatever she wants), I will create a pattern as close to the drawing as possible, then we will make it together. Last month she wanted a pink elephant. I first had her draw what she wanted it to look like. As you can see above, she said she was inspired by Horton and wanted a pink Elephant. We picked out some fabrics, then I created a pattern.
I had her trace the pattern pieces on the fabric. I was also going to let her cut them out, but she lost steam at that point and said she wanted me to. Later that night after miss E was put to bed, we got to sewing and in less than an hour Ellie was created.
She was so good as she sat in my lap and helped sew. She was also in charge of stuffing all the legs, trunk, and body.
I think that my favorite part is the ears. I'm so so so happy that I took the time to do this with her.
I desire to create special memories with each of my girls to remember when they are older.
I have so many of things like this and I want to pass it on.
Oh, and check this out. I also helped her make a little tag with some binding and a fabric marker. Afterwards though she says, "We shouldn't put a tag on it because now everyone will think I bought it at a store! My friends won't believe I made it!" Most people want handmade things to look more store bought, so this made me laugh!
It's these moments that I love most. We will soon begin on another for this month. I wonder what she will come up with this time?