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Friday, October 18, 2013

3D puzzles

3D puzzle A must have if you have kids between 5-9! It is the best thing I've ever bought from street venders.
I am soo very happy that I made these part of their Eid gifts, these came with a picture of assembled  model and there were easy markings on all the joints. M figured out and made her's all on her own(exept for the pink roof- the walls that it was supposed to be attached to were not bending the way they meant to. Once fixed she made it 3 times in  2 days and now she remembers it by heart and still not bored (told me to pack it away so she can do it after a while when she doesn't remember what goes where) shefu just punched out pieces from hers and played with them the way she liked. Here shefu the shokhi is happily posing with Apa's hard work. didn't tell her  but I've got 2 more for her ;)

First Finished Embridered piece- by my 6 year old janu :)

Last week, actually the week before Eid M got home work for practical life skills for the first time. She had to sew a button on the piece of fabric using cross stitch. M wanted to draw a flower around the button and the fabric was supposed to be hemmed as well.... so I thanked God for the summer break and the intro of stitching that we managed somehow ( please check this out for our first ever lesson in stitching )
For the hemming part I asked M to use her pr- learned running stitch as I think its too much to ask a poor 6year old to properly hem of all the things I dont want her to hate sewing :)

Hemming Tutorial &above Images: Miss sews-it-all

 So we started off by me folding and ironing the sides and M doing the edges with yup running stitch

 then I drew the flower with a pre cut news paper stencil-just to be sure about the size and placement.I know its not necessary  but  didnt want to take a chance on the piece of fabric she worked all morning. After a few trials on extra pieces of fabric with the pink fabric paint ( by the way its her first fabric paint activity as well) M colored the flower.

 Then with the yellow embroidery yarn she embroidered the outer edges ( again with running stitch)..This really gave our piece a neat look.
 Then came a stem and a leaf in same old running stitch and Finally "The Amazing Green Button" that her teacher gave in class with the cross stitch!!
 Here is what you get after all this hard work!!