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Needlecraft ~ child style

My kids continuously amaze me 😉 Max noticed that I was doing some needlework recently and asked to try it out.

So I set him up with needle and thread, and showed him how to poke the needle through the material, draw the thread all the way though and then come back up. He took to it really well and seemed to enjoy the process of it, and seeing his colours strike out across the muslin.

Initially I was a little concerned about the needle (I had given him the same one I use) but I explained that he needed to be careful or he may prick himself with it. He was fine though*smile*

He did loop the thread around the side a couple of times, but I helped undo it and showed him that he had to poke the needle back through the same side the thread was loose on.

Crafting like this seemed to really captivate him. He was so quiet and intent on his work. It was incredibly calming ~ even with Ruby trying to get his attention (she even tried sucking on his foot at one point – eww).

We’ll be doing this craft again, that’s for sure!

Warmly, Kelly

Crafting on…

Until I started preparing this post I felt I hadn’t really achieved much this past week. Maybe it is just all the rain we have been having, it’s putting a bit of a dampener on my spirits! Normally I love the rain; the sound, smell and coziness it inspires (snuggling down to read a good book or having cuddles with the kids) but I think I am waterlogged.

Luckily, the sun came out from behind the clouds yesterday. And not so luckily, hives came out all over Master D’s skin. He is covered in them, poor chicken! They seem to be clearing with the help of some antihistamine thankfully.

So with all the rain (and now hives) we have been playing inside lots, and while the children play I’ve been making little St Patrick’s Day bags to pop some little treats in *smile* (inspired by this blog).

 Doing some needlework… I’m not sure what I will do with them yet, but I do enjoy making them…

And finishing off some whimsical doors. Husband of mine asked what I plan to do with all the doors ~ I think he is worried they will start taking over the place! But most of these ones have homes to go to already…

One of my next projects will be knitting up a farm!  I’m joining Carrie from Crafty Moms Share in a Knitted Farm Swap ~ would you like to join in?


Sharing this post on ~ Crafting On at Frontier Dreams.

Happy crafting, Kelly