This morning he brings me two pieces of fabric that we found at the thrift store. "This is mine and I'm going to make a blanket and pillow for my baby." He backs slowly towards my sewing room waiting to see if I will be a dream crusher or an enabler.
Well lucky for him he's talking dolls, so I'm all in!
After a little re-arranging of chairs and machines and some debating. "I know how to do this, I did it before when I was a baby. I don't need your help!" We settled on Cleary pressing the foot pedal and guiding the fabric with me. He also ironed the fabric (very exciting for him) and helped cut the pieces. Turning the fabric was frustrating for him but stuffing the pillow was fun and made up for the aggravation of turning. By the time we got to topstitching he had really gotten the hang of it and was very adamant that he is an expert after all. Start to finish the project only took us about 20 mins, just the right amount of time to keep him from getting bored or distracted.
We are both feeling very proud of his accomplishment When I asked him if I could share with you all he couldn't wait to take the photos. He wanted to make sure you all knew you can make one too, he even said he would show you how!
*Cleary's doll is made by Sweet Seriah*