Thursday, July 14, 2011

How do you keep them busy?

Summer can mean lots of waiting for one sibling, while the other one is at sports practice, music or swimming lessons. And it's not uncommon to see that child entertained with a Nintendo DS or games on an iphone.

But wouldn't it be more rewarding to supply them with a hands-on project that teaches them a new skill? One that could come in handy throughout their life? One that can bring joy to the face of a great-grandma at her 99th birthday party?

Well, that's just what Amy did with her 6 year old daughter.

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Lil' Miss did all the stitching in one day while Amy tied the knots for her on the backside. Great-grandma Ruda loved her personalized tea towel. Now Lil' Miss says she can't wait to make more.

Wouldn't it be fun to start making tea towels for those on your Christmas list, today? That's what I plan to do with my girls. You can find my tutorial on hand embroidery {here} to get you started. They can be as elaborate or as easy as you like. You can draw your own design or use a {kit}. You can pick up tea towels, aka flour sack towels at JoAnn or even Mill's Fleet Farm and I'm sure Hobby Lobby or Michael's has them too. Let me know if you have any questions, I'm happy to help.

1 comment:

Jessica said...

Way to go, Lil Miss!!! The towel is super sweet!!

I finally put your embroidery tute to good use, Angel!! Thank you!