I have to admit, finding the time to do a project just for fun is a challenge for me. Sometimes I have to find an excuse to make something that has nothing to do with pattern design. Since the spring, I have had the privilege of helping out with an organization called MOPs. It stands for Mothers of Preschoolers (which I no longer am... wow), and is all about giving moms with little ones support and encouragement. One of the things I am in charge of for our local group is coming up with something "hands on" that we can make or do together that the moms can then take home. It's usually something quick and simple, but satisfying in that it allows us to explore a little bit of creativity for ourselves in a day that is generally consumed with diaper changes and the drama of the 4-and-under crowd. This month, I came up with a fun (and FAST) project suitable for this Fall season we are into... and that can also be a neat project to do with older children as well.
Today I published the new Creative Kids page here on my website and I'm super excited to kick it off by sharing with you the latest project my son and I put together. I'm one of those moms that has been blessed with a Lego-kid. His creativity and attention to detail never cease to amaze me, and I myself enjoy getting down on the floor to rifle through our mountain of bricks with him when I can.
Quite some time ago, I stumbled across an image of a little sewing machine designed out of Lego. I don't actually remember which version was the first one I saw, but there are a few of them out there, including some pretty elaborate ones. I filed the idea away in the hopes that at some point I might try making one of my own..
My son came to me with the idea of making a video of him assembling something made of his beloved bricks, and I remembered the little sewing machines I had seen. Inspiration! I agreed that this would be fun... and suggested we design something brand new for this project. With thousands of bricks spread across the floor, we rolled up our sleeves and got to work! Several hours later... our Sewing Machine was complete..
Thank you so much for stopping by my little corner of the digital world. When I'm not designing (or, more likely, attempting to keep up with housework or schooling my three rug rats!) you'll probably find me with my nose in a book, escaping for a few precious moments into a world of fiction or learning with single-minded focus about my latest interest. Here, I'd like to share with you some of the things that I'm currently working on and a bit about all the ways I like to keep my creative juices flowing!
Just for Fun...