Thursday, June 19, 2008
Precious Time with Daughters
Last night I stayed up to 11:30p.m. with my second daughter, Naomi, sewing sleeping bags for her Liberty doll (bought last year for her birthday by her Aunt and Nana.) We had a lot of fun during the day as well~we shopped the stores for material and looked for odds and ends for our little projects.
These past few months I did not realize Naomi had few accessories for her dolls. She never asked for a thing---only for a bit of material every once in a while to try her hand at making a dress (she is 10 years old). So we got to talking and the next garage sale I was able to pick up some nice Batatt accessories for her doll such as a horse, tent and jeep.
We made pillows and lacy tablecloths ($1) for a garage sale- steal wicker furniture set ($2) and even spray painted the furniture to make it look new. I picked up pretty blankets ($0.90) to place underneath as she played to make it look very pretty, for little girls need such things in their lives.
But it all was not about her doll at all. It is about spending time with her and knitting our hearts together. We perused stores and laughed and pointed at various things as we clutched mini-victorian tea sets close to us. We joked together and shared our thoughts together. We were in harmony, mother and daughter---working together and sharing our love.
The night we stayed up late and made the sleeping bags was indeed special. She fervently sewing on my machine and me busily pinning the seams of the fabric. We were sewing more than bags together--we were sewing together a bond between us. So precious that I cannot wait for our next endeavor---with my sweet little Naomi.
(Here's all our hard work, Liberty and her camping accessories)
(Sleeping bag made from a pillowcase from the Thrift store)
(We even sewed ribbon on so the bags could roll up like real sleeping bags)
(Marshmallows-or cotton balls-on a stick by the fire, anyone? Many stick, rocks, pinecones and berries were gathered up by Naomi's three brothers and brought as a love offering to their sisters so they would have sufficient camping materials)
(The night view with Liberty's lamp-$2-makes the whole ensemble authentic.)
(Too bad its blurry but here is some of the wicker furniture and latest dress Naomi has sewn, her sister Joy (5 yrs old) has an identical dress that she helped to make for her doll too.)