To be fair, my mother tried to teach me to sew on many occasions. I remember having my own sewing tackle box, just like hers. It was filled with many 1/2 finished cross-stitched projects and lots of colorful embroidery thread.
Unfortunately, I just never got interested. Even now when I read so many craft and sewing blogs and see wonderful creations, I think, "Wow... that's so cool that someone made that!" Yet I still don't have the desire to do things like that myself. I'll try to be crafty in other ways :)
Luckily for my mom, she has a very willing student by the name of Jaina. She even received her very first sewing machine for Christmas this year. Jaina has also already designed and "sewed" her very own quilt.
Jaina also has a great eye for fabric and handmade clothes. Right before Christmas, she found an outfit at a children's boutique that she just had to have. I was not impressed with the price tag and was thankful that I have a mom that knows how to sew! Gray took on the project.
Normally Jaina would be wearing a long sleeved white shirt under it, but the day turned out to be warm (61 degrees as the high!) so the complete outfit didn't last long :)
Just as soon as we started taking pictures for Gray to showcase her hard work, the phone rang. And Jaina just had to stop and talk to her friend Eva for a few minutes.
But that didn't stop me from taking pictures :)
Is she really just 7? 'Cause I think I was much older before I lounged around chatting on the phone for hours. I definitely know she's going to take after her momma :)
When she was finally off the phone, we took a few more pictures. ACK! Please don't mind my daughter's yellow teeth. I promise she brushes them 2 times a day! But in between those times, they do not look white at all, yuck!
She's such a goof, my Jaina :)
I hope she never gets sick of me taking too many pictures of her!