Friday, December 2, 2011

Hello {Kitty}

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I'm so super excited!  Chaney has been asking me when I'm going to teach her how to sew for the past 6 months or so. 

A few times I thought about teaching her on my machine but it's a heavy duty machine that sews two speeds... fast and faster.  It still scares me sometimes!

I've seen the Hello Kitty Janome and always thought it was cute but I wondered about the quality.  It has good reviews but it always helps to hear from someone you know.  I asked Facebook what to do and Ginger told me that she loves her Hello Kitty so I was sold. 

I'm an easy sell just in case you were wondering. ;)

So Hello Kitty is on her way!  Chaney's birthday is December 13th and I can't wait to give it to her.  I'm thinking that 8 is a great age to start sewing.  Plus she's always volunteering me to make her friends bags, notebook covers, pillowcases, etc.  Now I can just tell her to sew the things herself.

But of course I'm totally kidding because she will always be supervised.  So don't go sending me emails telling me that she's going to sew her fingers because I'm totally That Mom who worries and frets about safety. 

And besides, there is no family history of stitching ourselves unless you count that little free motion quilting incident.

I'm really looking forward to teaching her and having another activity to do together that we both enjoy.  And from what I've heard, it sews great so I might be sneaking some sewing time on her machine too.

Have a wonderful weekend!  Oh, and I'll have week 4 instructions for our quilt along up tomorrow.

19 comments:

Heather D. said...

Have fun teaching her. The machine is adoable!

JuneBug said...

Yay! You'll have to let us know what you think of it after you've sewed a while on it. I'm really really wanting one too - my 5 y.o. would love it and it could become her machine in the future... I'm needing an excuse to buy it :)

Archie the wonder dog said...

Have fun together - I can't wait to see her first creation!

Kate said...

What a great little idea! I bet she will love that.

Vicky said...

That is such a cute machine! I have a friend who wants to teach her girls to sew. I'm going to tell her about the Hello Kitty machine. It is adorable! I know your daughter will love it!:)

Lynne said...

What a wonderful gift. I received a toy sewing machine when I was about that age and I loved it even though it didn't stitch well - this will be so much better.

stitchinpenny said...

I was 8 when I first started sewing. My mom handed me fabric, a pattern, and showed me how her treadle Singer worked. The pattern sheets had all the information I needed to make my first 5 pairs of shorts with elastic waist bands. I also made matching shirts, but many more of those. It was scary, but I did it and didn't cut myself or ruin any fabric. Later my dad showed me how to set in waist bands and put in zippers. My first button holes were horrible, but good enough for play clothes and in the 60's everything had buttons. Sewing was something that allowed me to have clothes I liked, gifts to give my nephews and even my sister. Hopefully your daughter will love it too.

Kasey said...

SO CUTE! I've seen the machine before, and kind of (really) want one for myself for those 2 times every other year that I travel and wish I could sew away from home. That's awesome that she wants to sew, too- I learned from my mom when I was really young, and it's still something for which I am grateful.

QuiltyGirl said...

This sewing machine is great! My mom bought it for Addy last Christmas, when she was only 3! It definitely requires supervision, esp. for little kids, but it sews well.
And actually, I have a friend who has the same machine for herself! She's super frugal and found the machine at Target for $20 on clearance!!
Either way, I think Janome is the way to go, especially with entry level machines. :)

KellyS said...

So cute! I have a while yet before I can even think about showing my kids how to sew (my boys are 2.5 and my baby girl is 2 months) but someday I hope at least one of them shares my craft addiction.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I have a feeling there is going to be one super excited little girl we will all hear squeal with joy on the 13th!

suemac said...

Wow $20 for a machine. You can't beat that deal.

sew katie did said...

That's pure happiness!

Allison said...

I can remember when I was young two sewing machines being set up on my grandmother's diningroom table and my mother telling me & my younger cousin to keep away or we'd sew our fingers. I thought my fingers would really be stitched together like fabric. I've since found out that won't really happen - I won't tell you how I found out but right after I bought myself a good stiletto :)

Have fun sewing with your daughter, that is an adorable machine :)

Carla said...

What an adorable little machine! I can just see Chaney stitching away in her corner of your sewing room!

Elsa said...

My Dad taught me to sew when I was 8 and I was making my own clothing at 9. I think about this when I meet little girls who are around that age and wonder how I ever did the things I did.
How fun that Chaney is getting such a cute sewing machine!

Leslie said...

i have this hello Kitty for my daughter and she uses it sometimes, but i love it. it is my backup machine at all times

amandajean said...

i'd be interested to hear what you think of that sewing machine. i've been wanting to get one (FOR ME!) like that for awhile now. just haven't found the justification yet. :) i hope Chaney loves it! (how could she not, though?)

Indigo Blue said...

WOW, I think that I have sorted out my daughter's birthday present for next year! She loves hello kitty and sewing, great idea.
x

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