Tuesday, August 31, 2010

In the Bag

My assistant kept herself busy with her fabric markers and a piece of calico yesterday.

We've run out of her beloved hobby-fill stuffing (and we have hobby-fill-stuffed-calico-and-marker-pen toys all around the studio and house), so we made wheat bags from her drawings this time.

When we ran out of wheat we used lavender for the smaller bags.


She carefully chose which bag was to be given to which person (I got the pirate!) and glowed with excitement and pride as each person received their lovely gift.

At the end of the day she said "I made people happy today".

That, she did.

25 comments:

Kate said...

I love them - great drawings - I am thinking I might have to borrow he idea for some Chrismas presens. Are they fabric textas?

bec said...

So cute!

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Jennie said...

Lucky you, getting the pirate! My second choice would be the bee.

What does one do with a houseful of fabric marker creations? Might be time she had her own stall at Made N Thornbury!

CurlyPops said...

Awww she always makes people happy!

snuzal said...

What more could you ask for... Out of the mouths of babes.

Tania said...

I did tell you that Wheatie the assistant-designed giraffe is still going strong, right? I reckon the kid has smile-inducing, creative gift giving NAILED.

Andi said...

Fabulous!!!

Handmade said...

Productive, creative, determined, ingenious ...... sounds like someone I know! What a treasure - look out world!

Cass said...

That is so cute

Fiona said...

She'll go far in life - she seems to know what's important!

Carol@KeepingUpWith... said...

What a great idea! May I steal it for my assistant. I am not allowed to dispose of her drawings, so this would be a great way of keeping them!

Sally said...

Oh that is so precious!
She has made me happy too :)

Running Thread said...

I love the idea of turning the drawings into wheat or lavender bags. A great idea for pressents. And what a happy, happy little person. Made me smile ...

Fer said...

Aww bless her!

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Awww... and she just made me happy from reading that! Such a special little gal you have there!

Karen said...

Adorable!
What a sweet thing to say - she's already worked out that sewing makes people happy!

Amanda said...

Maybe I'll get my daughter on to the calico and stuffing at the moment everytime she hits the sewing room she makes "bags".

Margaret @ Konstant Kaos said...

What a wonderful idea! I love the fact that you don't need to buy a $100 craft kit from Toys are us to have fun .. markers and calico and wheat. How simple is that!

Adele said...

I was lucky enough to receive the bright, cheery sun lavender bag, along with some helpful suggestions of where it would be best hung so it would shine down on me! That made me feel very happy!! Adele (one of Nikki's new office girls)

our shabby cottage said...

I LOVE the red cat, tell wee girl she has a very bright future ahead of her!!!

Cathy {Tinniegirl} said...

She's a definite cutie, that wee girl. The post made me happy, for sure.

The Clip Cafe said...

They are super!!

Claire Gale said...

thats just great, brilliant. so lovely for little ones to experience the joys of creativity and the pleasure of giving. how old is your little girl?

Chrys (Kinder) said...

woohooo....I can see my snail! Love it!