Blue Teddy for Daddy

We went to the haberdashery as I needed to get some things to get started on a project. Of course, Little Bee go excited and started to get things for herself too. I asked her what does she need the felt for and she said that she is going to make a teddy.

When we got home, she looked through the sewing book that I got her ages ago and found the instruction for a stuffed toy. She asked me to cut out the provided template and apart from that and tying knots to the thread, Little Bee did everything herself.

She drew out the template:

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She cut out the shapes:

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And she sewed it together:

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She gave the teddy to daddy yesterday as it was daddy’s day.

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She’s going to make me a pin cushion next ๐Ÿ™‚

Sewing Classes… Sewing Toys…

The last four Fridays before half term, I volunteered to help in Little Bee’s class. Her teacher asked if any parent could come and help teach the children to sew.

How hard could it be?

The first Friday was total chaos! I was on the verge of giving up! I only had five children (including Little Bee) in my group.

I persevered… the children perservered.

On the last sewingย the children really amazed me with their sewing skills! They sat there and sew very neatly… except Little R who wanted to be the group clown but I know he could sew nicely when he wants to ๐Ÿ™‚

And here’s Little Bee’s sewing binka

front sewing

front sewing

back sewing

back sewing

I know… the back doesn’t look very neat, but it was her first time sewing using a real needle! It was a yarn needle but it was still a proper needle.

And for half term Mrs O (her class teacher) gave each child a binka, thread and needle to tak home and practice.

The next day, Little Bee sat down in front of the TV, watching her YouTube channels and sew this

front sewing

front sewing

back sewing

back sewing

Vast improvement don’t you think? I just helped with putting the thread through the needle, the knots and show her how to do cross stitching… she did this all on her own!

And the day after as I was clearing some shelves, I found this

Early Years Kokeshi Doll Kit

Early Years Kokeshi Doll Kit

I bought it a couple of years back and then forgot about it as Little Bee showed no interest in sewing! Thank goodness for the sewing class at school and now Little Bee has two new dolls ๐Ÿ™‚

pink and red kokeshi

pink and red kokeshi

blue and purple kokeshi

blue and purple kokeshi

On Tuesday, we went to the art shop to get some paint and Little Bee found this

Felt Friends sewing kit

And she made these

Felt friends dolls

There’s a rabbit, kitten, hedgehog and owl… Little Bee is yet to do the fox ๐Ÿ™‚