Friday, September 25, 2009

Wrapped... and rapt.

I'm SO HAPPY!
As the mother of a sewing studio kid, I've been LIVING for this stage of development...
It gave me the half-hour I needed to finish this large Wrap bag...
...with that o-ring variation I did on the Small Wrap. I used two XL o-rings on each side of the strap (and Ikea fabric).
So now I can show you the (Empress Woo by Robyn Pandolf) wrap I made on Saturday. ( I think I saw some of this beautiful fabric still at GJ's last week. I bought mine a while ago).
...with it's super-wide weight-distributing grown-on shoulder strap.

... And I HAVE to share a story - told to me by a grown-up only-child-of-a-seamstress. When she was a small child, the only child of a seamstress was kept busy with colour-sorting buttons ..and seed beads (!) while her mother worked.

16 comments:

clare's craftroom said...

Aah yes little assistants are so helpful at times !Great new bag too !

Jen said...

My girls are all teenagers now -- 14 - 18, and their favourite thing used to be to come in and sort the button tin. They still talk about that.

Liam's Mummy said...

I am looking forward to this stage too. I still like to look through my mum's buttons. You don't think she is trying to keep me busy, do you?

méri said...

Well done, Nikki!
Good idea, I'll not forget...

Penny (AKA MissyP) said...

Hmmm, Nikki? Do you have plans to get the seed beads out and all mixed up??? Honestly now? But now that you mention it...

Kate said...

I do the same thing - give the girls buttons to sort while I sew! I bought some great novelty packs at Spotlight.

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

Nikki, I love the Empress Woo print bag - its divine.

And I am planning a trip to Spotlight to buy an indutrial quantity of seed beads for my boys to sort for the next week!

beccasauras said...

I can get my friends 2 yr old to sort, but not my nearly 6 yr old. She'd do the seed beads, I think.
Great bag!

Jennie said...

Ha ha, can't wait til Little Jack is old enough for the very important job of sorting buttons. Right now he'd just swallow them.

Nikki Cardigan said...

Buttons are sorted, wee girl is kept entertained, beautiful bags have been made and Mum is relaxed. Seems like a perfect situation to me!

Cathy said...

sounds like you have found a little gem! I remember my mum asking me if I wanted to sort the buttons - I remember it entertained me for hours! We had them all in little pretty glass jars (she still has them)

Sally said...

I have a horrible sinking feeling that my son would find some way to turn the buttons into missiles or weapons!!!
When his at that stage though I will certainly be giving it a go - you just never know. After all he did recently ask for a sewing machine for Christmas. Moment of HUGE delight for me, his mama.

Margaret @ Konstant Kaos said...

The best toy that we EVER got Tori was a box of multicoloured buttons in various shapes and sizes. Keeps her entertained for hours, now she is counting and sorting them into colours - gold!

Julie said...

If ever I needed some time to finish something in the kitchen I put my daughter into the high chair and sprinkled a few 100's & 1000's onto the try, it kept her occupied for a good 10 minutes or so!!

Annie said...

Love the blue bag

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

What little girl wouldn't love sorting seed beads ....but they'd have to beat me to the button box ...
The Empress Woo bag is gorgeous . Congratulations !