Saturday, December 10, 2016

Sewing projects!

Jax, Mya, Leah, Tori and Tristan 

... and their creations!
 The idea came from a small piece of material Tori had brought with her to our house that day. This sewing project started out with one child while everyone else was busy playing. It was peaceful and enjoyable even. 
Then slowly everyone else trickled up to the table to see what we were doing.
And of course immediately wanted to make a doll of their own.
Because who wouldn't?!
And then the whole project turned into a crazy, rushed, cotton batton covered, can you help me, no me, this isn't working, can I make a transformer with a gun and a helmet that talks and makes shooting noises kind of a project!
But we got them all made before nap time and even squeezed in a quick lunch... so it was a success.

But it did give me a taste of what life would be like with only one child.
And I could list a lot of very positive words here... but I better not.
I suppose it is safe to say that you would be able to actually 'enjoy' more moments.  And that part made me a little sad. But also more determined to try and 'enjoy' more moments with my four.
So here we go. Slowing down to enjoy more moments.
(So no more sewing dolls with more than one child at a time I guess! ;))


Amber said...

My girls are still sleeping with their babies every night :)

Thanks for tackling these crazy projects with them, too!

Vanessa said...

Wow! Its good to read this and get some prospective of the crazy crafts I 'should'/'could' be tackling with my one child! Kimberly, you are too amazing... stop being so fun and yell and watch tv a little more! ;)
Those are great sewing crafts! ... I think having more kids may bring out their creativity.... amelia doesn't even know these things are possible!

Allise said...

Yay a new post!
The first thing I thought of when I saw the photos you posted was "I remember auntie doing stuff like this with us/me." You have just given those kids some wonderful memories. I know I cherish mine. So while you may feel it was a bit crazy and overwhelming and maybe didn't end the way you thought it might... know that for the kids it was probably totally different and so awesome! Those are some rockin' dolls!

Anonymous said...

WOW! Making wonderful memories... XOXO mom