Saturday, January 12, 2013

Some Days are Diamonds

Some days just can't get any better , my two granddaughters were here this afternoon and we had so much fun .Nila wanted to learn to sew and it just so happens that I was gifted this Singer Athena 2000 this week and it works like a charm so we tried it out.
As you can see Nila is concentrating on keeping the fabric straight while she tried out some decorative stitches. After we played with the machine for a while I thought of a little project we could do , so I got out some fabric and asked them to draw a picture on the fabric . I ironed on some freezer paper first to make it more stable and Elise wasn't long deciding on her topic .
Oh my this shows just how messy my sewing room is at the moment. Oh well we were creating ;-)
Nila is more of  a perfectionist and was trying to make this picture perfect in every way and I think she succeeded , both pictures are just precious, want to see , of course you do .
As you can see by the signature at the top this one is by Elise , a rainbow and she even put in a few raindrops but colored them over .
This is Nila's , now she used a stencil for the clouds but carefully placed one over the other to make different levels of clouds and the sun behind the clouds , rather creative I thought. My plan is to make these into pillow tops for them so they can place them on their beds , I love them and they were pleased as punch.  Even though both scenes contained clouds the sun was also shining and it made my day !!
 Thanks for stopping by and have your self a happy day .
 hugs Sheila



24 comments:

  1. What a lovely day for you. Both your granddaughters are very creative. Love Nila's clouds!
    That Singer looks amazing. Is it computerized?

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  2. What fun and a great project. Super machine, too!

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  3. Such delightful, and talented, little girls

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  4. Such a lovely story, I cant wait for my grand daughters to get a little older so I can play with them in my sewing room. (one has just turned one, and the other one is two next month)

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  5. That is so wonderful Sheila. When Lilyana was here last summer she designed a mini quilt and loved it. It is so wonderful to share our skills.

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  6. How sweet for you grandma! Granddaughters learning to sew...being creative. What a precious moment!

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  7. looks like you all had sew much fun creating... Hey that machine is just like one I was given and I have passed it on to my daughter ... it is a great little machine ...winding the bobbin is different but once you know how it is done it is a piece of cake. enjoy
    in stitches

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  8. Great looking machine...nice to have fun with the little ones

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  9. what a brilliant idea and the pictures are so lovely. Going to stash this idea for "one day" when I have little treasures come to stay!
    Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

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  10. precious time with the grandies,what a wonderful day Sheila.xx

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  11. what a wonderful way to spend time with your grand daughters.

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  12. Such sweethearts, all the three of you!
    I started sharing some sewing-fun on the machine with my oldest granddaughter when she was two years old and sitting on my lap. We both love(d) and enjoy(ed) it!!

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  13. What a wonderful way to spend a day...
    Love both the drawings and they will look great as pillow cases..

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  14. What lovely pictures and such great projects! A Diamond day indeed!

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  15. What a wonderful day you ad with your two little precious artists! A wonderful idea to have the art work put on fabric! They must adore going to visit you!

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  16. How gorgeous. I think they may got a huge slice of Creative Sheila in their DNA. I love Nila's concentration with her sewing.

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  17. Sounds like a fun day! And lovely memories you're making!

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  18. What a fun day Sheila! Love the artwork and it gives me an idea for my granddaughter who is 5. She wants a journal cover with a rainbow on it....it would be fun to have the rainbow done by her. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. what a great tiem Sheila and I love that you are going to make up something with their 'designs'....
    Hugz

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  20. Sounds like a wonderful day, the girls artwork is beautiful and will make very special pillowcases.

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  21. Looks Like U had a great Day for sure !!! Looks like a beautiful machine !!What a nice Gift !!! Hugs !!

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  22. So precious! Must have been so much fun for them and I love that you'll be making their creations into pillows, great idea! Also, the "layered" clouds with the sun peeking through? So creative! Thanks for sharing this...made me smile!

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