Sunday, 13 October 2013

Handmade Monday 138

Welcome to another Handmade Monday!


This week I had the pleasure of the company of my oldest granddaughter and we did some sewing.  Keira  absolutely loves using the sewing machine, and this little project gave her some practice in managing awkward curves!


We used the free gift that came with Craftseller - a little die-cut felt reindeer, designed to be stitched by hand.  Keira decided to keep the hand sewing to a minimum...but look, she's such a whiz on the sewing machine her hands are blurry!


She still hand stitched his eyes, nose and little felt holly trim.  He did end up with a few extra worry lines courtesy of the hand-stitched beady eyes (and some enthusiastic finishing-off stitches) but that's OK - he has every right to worry at this time of year!  


I think her Rudolf looks super - he'll look amazing on the tree this year!

What's happening in your handmade world?  Has anyone else been making tree decorations or crafting with kids?

23 comments:

Free Spirit Designs said...

Aww isn't he adorable!! Its so lovely that you're little granddaughter had caught the crafting bug, she's obviously a natural and it will give her pleasure for years to come :) x

Lesley Harbron said...

hasn't she done well... maybe she will take after you!

Lesley
Bath Bomb Creations & Grumpy Joe's Pet Emporium

Christmas Pie Crafts said...

A lovely project for Keira to work on and nice to be passing on your love of sewing. Hope you have a good week.

patchworkfairy said...

Some good 'sketchy' stitching there! I haven't made my Rudolph yet!

Ali said...

Your grandaughters done a wonderful job making the reindeer. Your crafty talent obviously runs in the family.
Ali x

Louise Oakes said...

She's certainly talented with a sewing machine.

Ginx Craft said...

She has done a great job. I gave the same little kit to my daughter this morning, so will show her your post to get her going.

Simmi said...

Awwww Keira's Rudolph is gorgeous!! Lovely that she's so enjoying sewing :-) Simmi x

leeanne said...

That is so sweet! Clever granddaughter. I think I must get my daughter stitching on the machine now. So happy to be thinking Christmas ctafts again.

Goodnight Boutique said...

Aww that Reindeer's so cute. I like the 'sketchy' effect from the sewing machine, think it makes it look extra nice & 'arty' :)

MadBirdDesignsUK said...

Super Doopah Sewing Keira!!! No bloggy blog from me this week, been visiting Granddaughter x Joan

Sarah - The Lilac Dragonfly said...

I haven't made up my Rudolph yet, sewing machines scare me so I'll be hand sewing him soon. You have a talented granddaughter, her Rudolph is gorgeous xx

Picto said...

There are lots of miles to cover over Christmas so no wonder Rudolph as a few worry lines, he looks adorable.

Jan x

Lucy Blossom said...

I haven't made my rudolph yet, but he looks stunning with the machine stitching. I'm considering sewing some Christmas decorations this year, if I get round to it!

Raphaele said...

Keira is a real talented stitcher. Tell her her rudolf is just gorgeous and I am really impressed she managed the sewing machine so well! I am also very impressed by the pair of you: this week-end I was only tackling Halloween decorations with the kids!

Nurture my Baby said...

Rudolph looks fantastic. What a pleasure it must be to teach your grand kids sewing. I can wait to teach my boy to crochet. If he's interested that is.

Lorna McMahon said...

Keira did a super job on Rudolph! Love it! Only 71 days left until Christmas!

Trace said...

these look great :D

itsamistry said...

Oh she looks like she had lots of fun. I can't wait to show my niece how to sew. She recently started cross stitch.

Emma Made said...

I completely agree, Rudolph looks super. I love the stitching round the border! x

Emma Made said...

I completely agree, Rudolph looks super. I love the stitching round the border! x

CatkinJane said...

Love her Rudolf :) and glad to see she's already into making the design her own!

Helen said...

Well done Keira :) it looks great x