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February 8, 2014 ~ Craft Stores

It’s been busy, and I’ve been tired, and I really shouldn’t neglect as much as I have…

Craft Time

Ashlin got to go to her first craft at Michael’s today.  She was very uncertain at first.  Crying, not wanting to be left with the worker.  So, I stayed with her for a bit, helped her cut the pieces out of the felt.  Eventually, she didn’t need me to stand so close.  I slowly backed away, then told them I needed to go get some yarn, and would be right back.  I calmly walked out of the room, peeked in the window to make sure she was ok.  She was.  I’m not even sure she noticed I walked out.  Yay!

As they finished up the “sweet card” so quickly, the worker pulled out the loom and they made a rubber band bracelet.  Ashlin hasn’t had much scissor experience yet, but she rocked the glue stick!  She was also very considerate, making sure to pick up all the dropped rubber bands right away.  The worker said she could come back any time!  That she wasn’t sure how it would turn out, especially with the tears and reluctance at first, but that with that warm-up time, Ashlin did great.


After we finished up at Michael’s we headed to Joann, I needed some material and patches for the pants that Teagan’s worn through at the knee – left knee on all! – on six pairs of jeans.  Six.  Granted, one is a 3T, but one is a new pair of 5T’s.  Gah.  She’s so rough on her pants.

I had found this awesome way to use the iron-on patches, so that they should stay, and also not look so iron-on.  So, eventually found the patches, the wonder under, floss and needles.  The material was the hardest bit, not easy to find interesting material that has flowers or cute things at about 1.5 inch.  Eventually I ended up with quilting quarters.

I need a LOT more practice with the machine, and well, sewing in general.  My first attempt was the best, but still left a lot to be desired.  Sewing is hard!  The second, even with pulling out the stitches four times, is a bit sad.  But the third wasn’t too bad.  Good enough for the girls anyway!

I’ll do the hand-stitching tomorrow.  Maybe.  Soon though, Teagan needs those jeans!