The other day Violet sat with me in the guest room/office/sewing room and stared up at the fabric on the shelf...day dreaming up something...
"Mommy, I want to make something."
"Something with fabric."
"Something that has lines and is like a rainbow."
"But it has to be clear, so that you can see all of the colors."
Alright, we discussed further. From her description I realized that she wanted to sew something similarly as she did with her Violet Flower. And that, by clear, she really meant white. And that she wanted to make this rainbow something in to a pillow. But a small pillow. A pillow for "like my dolls or me if I want..."
So we set to work.
I found some white linen in my stash and plucked an embroidery hoop off my wall (yeah, I guess that's weird, but helpful!). I used a ruler to lightly draw lines across the linen for Violet to follow.
I'd say she is happy with her end result!
And, I am happy because we made it together, sitting on the couch, chatting and stitching. And she looked up at me and smiled to say "I like making things with you mama". "Me too!"