If you've ever wondered what home school students do in their spare time.........
Lately, Autumn has rekindled her passion for all things "Winnie the Pooh" and in an effort to be the sweet big sister she is, Cayla has contributed greatly to that passion. In addition to writing a couple of "books" about Winny the Poo (yeah, Cayla's still working on her spelling :) she decided to make a stuffed Winnie to accompany her stories.
I had no idea what the girls were up to when they came in the room carrying my sewing scissors, asking to use them. Normally I'm pretty possessive of my sewing scissors, but I told them they could use them, if they were cutting fabric ONLY! After securing some scraps of felt left over from their Halloween costumes, they went to work furiously cutting, clipping and designing.
Within an hour, Autumn was scampering up the stairs telling me I HAD to come see the Winnie Cayla had made for her. She was also insistent that I, "hot glue it.....or sew it, whatever you want to do Mom. And add some of that stuffing to it too."
When I set eyes on Winnie I beamed. Not because Cayla's the next Marc Jacobs (he's a designer, Mom) but because she had poured her heart into making this bear for Autumn, and wanted nothing more than to make her sister happy.
While my sewing skills are lackluster at best, sewing a Winnie with 8,000 pieces wasn't exactly the simplest task, but it did go quickly. I'm glad I didn't crush their spirits by telling them 'no' when they asked to use my sewing scissors, and I'm glad I was too busy to care about the cost of fabric when they inquired about using leftover felt. I'm glad I didn't stifle their creativity by insisting they first clean their rooms, unload the dishwasher, or perform one of a dozen tasks I could have asked them to perform.
I'm glad God blessed me with sweet girls; I'm glad I didn't tell them 'no', and I'm so very glad I didn't miss out on this: