Yesterday I was feeling a bit guilty about not spending quality time with my nearly three year old daughter. So I decided we should do a craft - and that ended up being a quilt for her fairy.
I let her loose in my stash of fabric that I was given by her great grandmother, and let her choose three fabrics.
Then I couldn't decide how to make this quilt really something she made, so I thought I would get her to move the fabric around while I pushed the footer down - but oh no - really making it yourself means pressing the footer - like a lunatic - flat tack!
It ended up looking pretty cute, and I got to give binding a go, which for the life of me, I couldn't figure out how to do those corners. Thank goodness for Crazy Mom Quilts and her tutorial.
And now I have an idea inspired by a Princess and a Pea theme SouleMama did with her daughter. So here's my plan - together we will make more quilts (as many as I can handle). Then for her birthday I will buy her the book Princess and a Pea, as well as secretly make her everything else she needs to role play the story - brilliant! I love it!
Tonight I am working on a surprise for my seven year old son - I'll show you tomorrow!