Oh that God would give every mother a vision of the glory and splendor of the work that is given to her when a babe is place in her bosom to be nursed and trained! Could she have but one glimpse in to the future of that life as it reaches on into eternity; could she look into it's soul to see its possibilities; could she be made to understand her own personal responsibility for the training of this child, for the development of its life, and for its destiny,--she would see that in all God's world there is no other work so noble and so worthy of her best powers, and she would commit to no others hands the sacred and holy trust given to her." -JR Miller

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Sewing Projects

My eldest daughter wants to be a fashion designer and has for the last few years, she is excellent in drawing and designing and most definately excels creatively rather than academically.

I believe in encouraging our children in what interests them and to be a designer she really needs to learn to sew, we've done a few bits but through one of the email lists I discovered a lady who was holding a sewing day for beginners at her house so I booked Bethany up to go and asked my Mum if she could have the other children (which she said yes) but then I got ill :-( so poor Daddy had to go instead - we are very blessed that he is self employed and often has the flexibility to be available if needed.

She absolutely loved it and learnt a lot I think.
I believe that a sewing machine may be on the agenda for her next birthday - as long as I can use it too! We do have a mini type one we picked up for £20 from Netto's a couple of years ago so we have something to be starting with but a full size one would be great!

Here is the skirt she came back with - made out of a bed sheet!!! I am so very impressed and know that this is one area we really need to encourage and support her in, just gotta try and get the balance between pushing too hard and encouraging her to persevere!


Homeschool on the Croft said...

That's just fantastic. You are so right to encourage her in this. I long to do some sewing with the girls - my own knowledge is limited to curtain-making only! But time, time.... it runs away...

Your daughter will be so encouraged by having been able to make something tangible too. Well, done!

Pamela said...

Nice! You have encouraged me to dust off the sewing machine and get creative. Teaching your child to sew is such a wonderful thing!