Some days you know you will treasure forever. Some days make you beam with pride. Today I had one of those days.
The girls got behind the sewing machine for the first time, and they were thrilled!
We ran a few errands, and dropped dear son off at his friend's for the day, and needing a couple of bits from the little local sewing shop anyway, I thought, why not!
They were given free rein of the £1 FQ box and the discounted sparkly Disney princesses, and then we came home to sew.
Simple envelope back cushions were the pick of the day.
I did the cutting and pinning, they were in charge of the start/stop button, needle up/down and speed control.
There's ric-rac on the back, because I had some, in the right colours. We even used the fancy combined straight/zig-zag stitch (no.11) to join the front and back pieces.
Within a couple of hours, and without any raised voices, we had cushions!!!
We even popped back to the sewing shop to show the lady, who was suitably impressed and a complete star with them!
When the weather changed for the worse this afternoon, they snuggled up on the sofa, and watched ET on DVD.
Now they are tucked up in bed using them as pillows.
A good day; a good mummy day.