My youngest babe is proving to be a crafty-chica! Already she has a little table in my craft area--complete with her own huge mess!--and her creative juices are always in motion. As of late she has made a mermaid costume out of newsprint paper, glitter glue and a stapler (clamshell bikini included!) and she is already starting on her own line of DIY clothing.
Her first piece was made for her oldest sis who mentioned that she loved the pink shirt with monkees printed on it that Aubry was wearing. Aubry began searching for materials to reproduce this for her, and when I suggested that she use the newsprint again, she said she would like to use something softer, like fabric. Let me say here and now that my fabric is mine--all mine! But I also want to let my gal follow her creative energies where they take her, so we rummaged until we found an old piece of fleece:
Not only did my babe cut out a pattern from a t-shirt (she gets this idea from Emily, my resident clothing designer), but she also drew a monkey print on the front of the shirt, just like her own:
I admit to sewing the seams for her since I don't think that unleashing a five-year-old on a sewing machine is a good idea. Aubry, however, would probably surprise me and sew me up a pair of pants or something like that!
The part of this that puts a smile on my face is my sweet older daughter who takes her job as big-sis very seriously and agreed to let me post this picture of the finished product:
Aubry is most likely hard at work on Danika's fall wardrobe. Maybe I need to teach her to sew on buttons and zippers?