We started a new series in October called Designed & Made by J. This is a challenge to me to take the time to help my daughter, miss J, recreate one of her designs each month. She was always asking me to make her things, so I figured why not involve her as much as she wants and can for her age? This was suppose to be for last month, but I confess I got caught up in trying to make a pattern for it like we did Ellie. I decided that I just can’t fit in making a new pattern each month to share in the way I would like to, so I will just be sharing what she does. I hope that it inspires you to take time to create with your little one, no matter how small or elaborate.
|Real life raccoon picture from here|
Above it our inspiration board. We began with her making a drawing. She’s been on a raccoon and skunk kick lately, so I bet the skunk will be what she wants next! We went through my stash and found some fleece material to use and she picked out the eyes.
Then I created a pattern, trying to keep it as close to her drawing as possible.
She didn’t want to trace the pattern on the fabric this time, but she did sit on my lap and help with a little bit of sewing.