A few months back my daughter's school had a Promises Auction and they were asking parents to donate items, skills and goods. Sadly I don't have a villa in Spain to offer for rent, but I do have a few craft supplies and a big kitchen table. So I thought it would be rather fun to offer a 3 hour parent and child craft session in my home.
And so yesterday was the day mum and daughter came to my house, and we set to work on some little Christmas themed Cross stiches. Christie is 7 and my goodness once she got going there was no stopping her, she hardly even stopped for a chocolate biscuit! Here she is concentrating hard on her adorable reindeer motif.
Three hours simply whizzed by. But the reindeer cross stitch was complete!
If you look closely you'll see that we even used red beads for Rudolph's nose :-)
Mum Cleo made a good start on a gorgeous Christmas heart. I know she's really looking forward to working on it in the evenings leading up to Christmas, and I can't wait to see it finished.
Sadly there wasn't time to do anything with Rudolph while they were here, but later I put him on a matching red notebook. I'll see them both tomorrow and I can't wait to give it to Christie!
It was such fun, I'm thinking of offering a Valentines Special class as well. In the busy lead up to Christmas, it was such a joy just to sit and forget about everything for a few hours and sew. Thank you so much to Christie and Cleo for your being such a pleasure to teach.