I have told all the granddaughters that when they turn 8 I will teach them to use the sewing machine. The oldest one took me up on it and was rarin' to go at 8 years old. The next two weren't interested, but I finally caught another little fish! Her first project was pillows for the front porch, and I am so proud of her. She did an excellent job, and what's more, she loved sewing. Yea! She sewed up the first one and we realized we didn't have enough fabric for #2. When we went to JoAnn's for more, it was gone! So we bought a stripe for the back, took the first one apart, and made two pillows. Here they are!
My daughter and I went to my favorite thrift store (by the same name) and I bought these iron chairs for $4.00 each. They had just the perfect amount of rust.
We made seat cushions for them and placed them beside this little item that I found at a garage sale for $8.00.
It was a plant stand that came in two pieces, so I put some marbles from Dollar Tree inside the base and then put a glass table top that we already had between the base and the vase. Cute table, huh?
After a hard day's sewing my little seamstress and I decided to go outside and have a cup of tea at our new table and chairs covered oh-so-sweetly.
The Lord really knew what He was doing when He gave me grandkids. They are some of my favorite things. Is there a blog for favorite things?
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