Friday, November 6, 2009

Button it.

Like a woman possessed....

The wee girl has worked out how to cover buttons (with a little help) and won't rest until all available kits are used up.

When little fingers can't manage, the toy hammer does the job. These new-fangled kits require no stitching. Love 'em.

I also love that I have no fear in handing over pointy fabric scissors to a nearly-four-year-old. Her dexterity amazes me (...and as you can see, I've given her all my best manicure tips...!).

If I can keep any kits out of sight long enough, we'll be selling them in the shop soon. And If I can save any finished buttons from the destined-to-be-hair-ties pile I'll be putting them in the centre of Kanzashi or yo-yo flowers.

13 comments:

Liam's Mummy said...

Wow, I can't believe your wee one can cover buttons! She will be able to have her own Etsy store soon!

My little one knows how to use snips, but today that was not a good thing. :(

Tania said...

There's no chance in hell that wee one of yours will end up an accountant (unless becoming chartered requires some seriously crafty talent).

méri said...

Lovely!
You have a serious competitor!
(almost four...time fly)

That Girl said...

What a great task for a crafty little girl! I could put my 5 year old to work doing this and she would love it. Thanks for the great idea!

Jennifer :)

Sherrin said...

Your girl is one crafty chick! Buttons, a calico family... what next?! I love that she is right into doing all this stuff with you. Too good.

Nikki Cardigan said...

You are going to be in trouble when your girl realises she should be charging you for her hours!

Kathi D said...

I love seeing those sweet little fingers at work! But I can't believe a not-even-4-year-old can do so many things--amazing!

I'm thinking I could probably barely feed myself at that age.

willywagtail said...

I think you'll have to watch out that you don't lose your business to a competitor soon. She is such a capable little lady and seriously interested to boot. Cherrie

Happydacks said...

How clever is your girl!! Unreal! Keen as mustard! Chele

Handmade said...

Ok - so you tell us that she's doing this of her own free will .... but are you really just putting her to work???? hmmm?? No, she's just too good - I'm just waiting for the first pattern.

Pinktulip said...

I miss my kids being interested in crafts. Now they are teenagers they just are not interested anymore. Enjoy every moment of this. I can see that you are very patient with her efforts and allowing her a lot of creative freedom which is fantastic to keep their interest in crafts.

colourdujour said...

she's after your own heart being so crafty and creative, but then I think she's already got your heart. What a sweetie!

NS said...

how sweet that she's already into it :) I remember myself I always loved doing handmade stuff :D
one tip that can help her.. if you make a circle pattern big enough for the button size, if you have the fabric already cut in circles, there will be no need for scissors anymore, just the fun of doing the buttons :) Here in Brazil we have another way to do them, not much strength involved though :D http://www.flickr.com/photos/outbrazil/3835395912
Wish you a good.. evening!!