Ane learns to sew

Sort of.

We stopped off at Michaels yesterday, where Ane picked out some inexpensive yarn, and I bought plastic canvas and plastic needles.

I then attempted to show her what a cross-stitch looks like.

I chose plastic canvas (instead of burlap, though thanks for the suggestion, Holly!) because it would stay stiff in her hands. Unfortunately, the eye of the plastic needle is a little bit wider than the hole she’s pulling it through, so she does have to tug it more than I’d hoped.

I think we might need new needles.

And showing her cross-stitching at this age is a bit much. Still, she’s enjoying the experience. Once she “finishes” with her yarn thread, I just pull it back out (leaving a few anchor stitches to keep the yarn on the canvas) and let her start all over again.

Because we all have to start somewhere.

2 Responses to “Ane learns to sew”

  1. Aunt Lynda
    February 17th, 2009 09:13

    Yes, we all have to start. But you might have unleashed a terrible thing! Sometimes I think my crafts are taking over my life!
    My fabric stash could only grow like this because I don’t have a husband. I yearn to knit; crochet; try every other craft there is.
    No one gets cards anymore because I refuse to buy them, and I don’t have time to make them, but all the supplies are stacked all over.
    I have nearly every DMC floss color there is.
    But I love my crafting. I wouldn’t be me without it.
    So enjoy, Ane! It’s just the beginning.

  2. Ressis
    February 17th, 2009 10:13

    Yeah, you might want to get slimmer needles. Just make sure you don’t lose them, even plastic ones hurt when you sit on them (not that I’m speaking from experience).