Endearingly wonky

Grandparents are arriving this morning, so yesterday was our last day to get things done, and it was finally Zebra-girl's turn to sit at the sewing machine. She was making little gift bags to hold the peppermint creams that her and Dinosaur Boy had made at teatime.

Her own design: she picked the cotton and then rejected the pink felt that I'd put aside for the hearts...as ever, she has her own mind when it comes to design and it always delights me that she wants to do things her way when it comes to sewing, so she ended up doing the hearts in red. She cut them out herself and then machine-sewed them on using some white thread.

She chose her stitch for sewing the bags together and so enjoyed making the machine race fast and then ease of the foot pedal to slow it down again. She also loves taking the pins out and choosing where on the pin cushion to return them to. It's always the most unexpected things that children love, isn't it. She will tie them up with some red gingham ribbon that she picked out. The stitching on them is endearingly wonky and will hopefully make the recipients love them even more for them being 100% her own work.

Anyway, that's probably it for me until after Christmas day...when I will finally be able to blog about all the things I've been making for the last two months... So I'd really like to wish everyone a very, very wonderful, and sparkling Christmas and to thank you all for visiting me here throughout the year, for your lovely comments, for new friendships (and to welcome anyone who may be visiting here for the first time too!) and the all round loveliness of the crafty bloggerty land. There is never a day when I don't see something on other people's blogs that I find utterly inspiring or read something that gives me that lovely feeling of recognition of 'oh, someone else feels that way too'. Thank you!

With love
Florence x


  1. Peppermint creams are on our list to make too. How lovely that your daughter was keen to do the whole process.. very special for the recipients. Have a wonderful sparkling Christmas yourself.. Thank you for your friendship this year.. see you in 2008.
    Lots of love

  2. Hi, my first time here, you have a lovely blog and well done to your daughter !! they are lovely !
    Sarah x
    Happy christmas

  3. Isn't it wonderful when they are interested in the same things we are?
    Sweet little bags, I'm sure the recipients will be delighted.
    Merry Christmas!

  4. Hi Florence. Thanks for popping over to my blog. Your post today is very lovely and I share your feelings about how inspiring and supportive the crafty bloggy world is. Have a fabulous holiday and I look forward to visiting your blog regularly in the new year!
    Mary Beth

  5. Fabulous! The peppermint creams and your little one's sewing. Can't wait to get Ruby on my machine! Happy Christmas to you and your family!

  6. Adorable little bags! Have a wonderful Christmas!

  7. they are so cute! (and the stitching is better than mine!!)
    Have a lovely christmas x

  8. Such sweet little bags, merry merry christmas xx

  9. The bags are lovely. I'm sure they, and the creams, will be cherished.


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