Friday, 11 July 2008

Little Girls Day Out





Thanks for all your lovely comments about my baby being in the US. He is having the time of his life - we know this because we get text messages all the time asking for more money! !

On another note, Louise and I taught our first class at Amitie yesterday. 8 very chatty and excited girls (aged from 7 - 12) joined us for a sewing class to make their very own little purse.

Here are some of the photos of the day. A good day was had by all of us - very, very noisy and chatty - but I am sure that was a sign of having a wonderful time.

Each girl chose 6 squares of fabric and then hand sewed them together. My eyes were going cross eyed by the end of the day as I must have threaded each girl's needle every 20 seconds! We then fused some pellon onto the back of the pieces and then we taught the girls to applique a shape onto their purse. We then then lined them, turned them inside out, blanket stitched the sides, sewed a button on and this was the end result. The girls should be so proud of themselves, they did a marvellous job.

At the end of the day we had 8 very happy little girls and two very, very exhausted teachers who slept really well that night (not pictured).

A highlight for the girls was halfway through we stopped for afternoon tea - cupcakes and pink meringues - they didn't last 5 minutes!

Have a great weekend everyone.

I will be working on writing the pattern for Poppy & Her Puppies (pictured below) which will be one of the new Audrey & Maude patterns which is coming out very soon.

28 comments:

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Looks like an amazing class with lots of creative energy! The girls all did a fabulous job - what great purses they made.

Poppy and her Puppies look adorable!

Louise said...

They were hilarious weren't they and what a fine job they did! Such fun - let's do again!!!

Jodie said...

Those girls are having fun!

Jodie said...

Those girls are having fun!

Nikki said...

How gorgeous!!! What a fantastic thing for young girls to do - and didn't they do it WELL??

Loving those puppies. Might have to make me some of them when you finish the pattern!!!

Hoppo Bumpo said...

That class looks like it was heaps of fun. I can't imagine having to keep threading needles all day though! I'm looking forward to seeing the new pattern. I need to make some extra friends to keep an elephant company.

Thimbleanna said...

How Fun! What an exciting day you had. Love the little puppies -- too cute!

Cascade Lily said...

What a fun day!

Erna said...

the girls look SO happy! you did a terrific job although it was exausting...the results are gorgeous! the new pattern is cute!!

Soo said...

what a great class...and wonderful purses to go home with too!

Julia said...

The bags are gorgeous. I'd be wrapped with one of my own, let alone having one when I was 10!

Loving Poppy the puppy. Soooo cute. I just felt like starting that project immediately. Bring on the finished pattern!

Tamara said...

Oh, how much fun would they have had. I have been sewing these holidays with my girls - they are addicted. We are all fighting for the sewing machine now!

Kate said...

What a great class! Nice purses.

Annie said...

LOVE Poppy and her puppies, and what a great idea for the girls sewing class. I wish we were closer as my girl would have loved to join in.

Gillian aka Silly Gilly said...

Poppy and her puppies need to come and stay at my house! How cute!!
Looks like the girls had a wow of a time. Beautiful outcomes with the purses too. :D

Lisa Isaacs said...

Poppy and her puppies are trul adorable! The teaching day looks exhausting...

Sarah said...

Those bags look so good! Well done on teaching them such invaluable skills. I'm sure the girls were chuffed with the results.

periwinkle said...

looks like you all had fun judging by the big smiles...looking forward to the poppy pattern
lisa x

Florence said...

What an amazing day - the end results look wonderful.

Pink meringues had never occured to me...but now that they have I am feeling the need to bake immediately - I can't imagine anything more lovely. x

pjkmc said...

Cathy you have drawn me into the "blogging" world. As my daughther is on your site, I had to take a look. Isabel had a fantastic day, she thoroughly enjoyed both yours and Louises tuition, and was proud and thrilled with her purse. I am so pleased that Jenny, you and Louise were able to bring together this class for the girls. Isabel is now looking forward to the next one - maybe a Saturday afternoon!! or the next school hols. I can imagine that all slept very well that evening. Thanks so much for sharing your day with us.

pink-petal-designs said...

what a fun time it looks and the purses are fab!!

Gabi said...

The girls were lucky to have such lovely teachers for a fun holiday activity. Hope you do lots more children's classes at Amitie.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Oh WOW! Don't they all look great. What a great idea for these girls, they all look very proud of themselves. I love the little puppies, how cute!

Simon - aka Bloke said...

hmmm - looking at the puppies, is there some concern as to who the father is? there seam to be a mixed bag of puppies happening here....

:)

Corrie said...

oh they all look so cute....must have been nice for a mum of boys to look after all those girlies!

can't wait to get my hands on the doggie pattern...too cute!

Corrie:)

Drewzel said...

The purses they made are fantastic... Go girls!
I went squee just looking at the pic of the meringues!
I heart puppies :D

Miss C said...

I'm certainly not that little.... but I want one :) That looks like great fun! you certainly were taking you life into your own hands having that many ladies making purses!
What a wonderful thing to do!

Kellie said...

Looks like you had fun at the class! And love the puppy!