Sunday, January 18, 2009

Katie's first Happy Dance


Excuse the tinkerbell pjs, but I thought I'd share Katie's first happy dance. She has taken great interest in my stitching lately. She keeps asking me if she can stitch, and since I don't think she is really ready for a "real needle" and project yet, this is what I came up with. Someone on one of the boards recently mentioned doing this as a craft project, so I had it in the back of my mind for Katie. As you can see, it is just a page from a coloring book pasted on cardboard. I used a holepunch for the holes and the thread is DMC, but yarn would probably have worked even better - I just didn't have any on hand. Somewhere I got a big blunt-tipped needle that worked great. I doubled the thread in half with the needle in the fold of the thread and then knotted the two ends onto the first hole for her so that she couldn't loose her needle. She had a blast "stitching" her reindeer. :) :)

Ah, common ground with my daughter at last. :)

8 comments:

Missy Ann said...

So cute! Congrats to Katie on her first finish.

IIRC I finished my first stitched project (a needlepoint frog) sometime around 1st grade. I was 5 or 6. Before you know she'll be ready for something a bit more complicated.

Kathy A. said...

What a lovely story. Give Katie my congratulations on her very first Happy Dance

Wanda said...

The tinkerbell pjs are perfect! And isn't it great that Katie's pieces will be documented from the very beginning! Wonderful

Crystal said...

Oh, How fun! Congratulations Katie!

Wendy said...

That looks so nice, congrats Katie, and nice to read that your daughter also want to stitch. I have a 8 year old son who is also doing cross stitching. He started with it at 7 years old, he began with a special kit for kids. Now he is stitching Toy Story on 14 count aida, and is doing well with it. I'm proud on him.

Melissa C. said...

Awww, that's so cute. I remember when my girls used to do that. :)

Erin said...

What a great idea! And I think it looks wonderful. Great job, Katie!

sugardoll said...

That's one of the cutest craft project I'd seen and how very creative! She did a wonderful marvelous job! Congrats princess!!