Sunday, 4 August 2013

Little Ladies Stitchin' Society

Doll pillows and pillow cases

 When I was about 4 or 5 years old, my dad gave me $5 for cleaning my room and took me to the mall so I could spend my hard-earned cash. We went to K-B toys and I saw a pretty little doll pillow that I really wanted, but my dad told me it was too expensive, and instead I should get the Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine. I knew, even back then, that this didn't make sense. How could a tiny little doll pillow cost more than the Sno-Cone machine? Well I didn't realize until many years later that it was really my dad who wanted the Sno-Cone machine, and convinced me to get it just so he could play with it!! We got the Snoopy Sno-Cone machine and I never did get the doll pillow...but I'm not holding grudges. So, when the Little Ladies Stiching Society had their first meeting today I thought a doll pillow would be perfect. You're probably wondering "What is the Little Ladies Stiching Society?". Well, it's an integral part of my master plan to get my daughter to spend more time with me. Pathetic maybe, but it worked. She's 7 and is incapable of doing anything without her friends, and as she gets older and becomes more social, me and her spend less and less time together. So I told her I wanted to start a club, and I would teach her and her friends how to sew. She was very excited, and invited her best friend Cora to join. They both love American Girl dolls, so the pillow idea was perfect.  I let them both pick out their own fabric from my stash, and then I cut all of the pieces for them. But they ironed...

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 and pinned....

Little Ladies Stitching Society--just pinning

and sewed....

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and when it was all done there were two little happy girls that were very proud of their work...

  Cora's Doll Pillow

London's Doll Pillow

and one mom that was just happy to spend some quality time with her daughter. I can't wait for the next meeting.

 London and Cora with their Doll Pillows

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