Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Crafty Kids

On Sunday I decided it was time I spent a little quality time with Julian as he seems to be overlooked sometimes, being in the middle. Anyway, I asked him what he wanted to do and he said he wanted to sew. Yes, you heard right, my gun toting/crimefighting/karate kid son wanted to sit down and sew. I wasn't entirely sure what would be appropriate, and in the end I set him up with some cloth and embroidery thread and with the help of me and his big sister, he made this:-

Admittedly he ended up doing big stitches - because 'it goes faster then' - but I think the result is quite gorgeous.

Emily has been busy too - making this:

It's a little elf's shoe made out of white felt and hand embroidered - isn't she clever too!

And at school she made this rather cute elephant cd holder in tech.

She loved making it too.

Finally, I was invited by Gina to take part in PIF. I will be lucky enough to receive a hand made gift and in return I will continue the exchange. So here are the rules:-

1. Leave a comment on my blog to join in the PIF (pay it forward).
2. The first three comments who wish to participate will receive a handmade gift from me within 365 days.
3. Those who choose to participate return the pay it forward by making the same promise on their blog.

I will promise to try hard to make something beautiful for those who wish to participate!



Madeleine said...

Oooh! If only I had a blog to join in! Oh well, no doubt I'll be participating in some small way in the process anyway ;)

Love Julian's stocking, by the way. And Em's CD rack is gorgeous! Do you think she could duplicate that at home by any chance? Cos Christmas is looming, and I need somewhere to put all my CD's...

Mirre said...

You have some very clever crafty children!

luv Abby said...

ohhhh wow levin.... your children are so talented you must be so proud. well done guys.
luv Abby

corry said...

The cd rack is so lovely...great job done! And the stocking is cute too!

Jenny said...

What a lovely crafty family!It is great that you do these things together-makes fond memories!

Jelly Wares said...

How beautiful!!! Your sons stocking is so sweet... How lucky are you to have 2 soo clever creative children. You must be a really inspirational mum to them all. Well done!!!!


Gina said...

I love the stocking! ~ a very special keepsake to treasure. The little elf shoe is so sweet & what gorgeous embroidery! Not to mention the cd rack! ~ I'd like put in an order for one pleased Emily! :O)

emma said...

clever boy, that stocking looks great! and i'm loving that elephant cd rack, very retro!

Meggy said...

Don't boys just melt your heart when they come from left field like that. Mine loves to pull the embroidery thread through while sitting on my knee. He is 10! LOL

Heleen said...

I love the shoe that Emily made, great job! Enjoy your talanted children!

Emily said...

Gosh gurl! you are doing so well crafting ~ yourself and looks like the kids follow you in that sense. Been reading your older posts and absolutely love the way you described that blogging has widen our own horizons and outlook on life in general and the inhibitants of this lovely blue planet we are living in! And I found you at Mirre's blog!

freefalling said...

What creative children you have!
Aren't they lucky to have been born with that gene!
I love all the pieces - but I reckon those elephant shelves would be great in a kid's room for books - I reckon people would buy those.