Monday, May 24, 2010

My Little Seamstress

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?

I'm linking to:
A Hodgepodge Life


Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria

what a great grandma you fun the 2 of you look...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

B Lines

Those turned out great! Looks like you are both having a great time.


What a great post! And what a wonderful job done!

Linda Stubbs

Beautiful!!!!! You are such a precious Grandma!!!! I was going to say that when you have your tea party in June. Use a heart cookie cutter for to cut out scones. That would be so cute!.

You did see your daughter won? How fun is that?

Blessings, Linda


What a beautiful way to spend time with your grand-daughter! She is very lucky to have you in her life. I am so grateful that My kids are so close to their grandma too!

Best wishes,


Hi and what a sweet post. I've just recently had my first grand baby and think this is the best! How wonderful of you to teach them to sew! The pillows look so pretty and love your little tea table and your pretty little grand girl.
Now, that you mention it, Laurie at Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie has a meme on Saturdays called My Favorite Things! You might want to check it out!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Linda@Coastal Charm

Lovin' those $2 iron chairs...thanks for coming to my party...hope you are having a FUN time here:)



What a cute little girl, and the pillows she made are beautiful! Nice tea table too!

Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen

This is just so heart warmingly precious; I love this post!..,What a treasured legacy you are leaving with your dear grandaughters!~This dear little grandaughter did wonderful job with creating her sweet pillow!.., Good for her!

I especially love the picture of the two of you enjoyng tea together; simply adorable!

Thanks so very much for partaking with my 'Tuesday Tea For Two' blog tea party meme;I love having you for a refreshing 'splosh of 'Rosey Lee'and some sweet treats' my dear lady!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

marty (A Stroll Thru Life)

Oh your tea table is just fabulous, but the most precious thing of all is the picture of you two having tea. Your granddaughter is just gorgeous. The pillows are beautiful, what a great job she did. I love it that you are teaching her to sew. Your new table you made is fabulous with your new chairs. So pretty. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty


I so enjoyed your post. There is nothing like family and you are blessed with having them nearby and able to spend time doing and learning with you. A pleasure to see. Jane F.


Isn't being a grandmother the very best blessing ever!!

Martha's Favorites

I agree with you, being a Grandma is the best thing that can happen to you. Thank you so much for being a part of Tea Cup Tuesday. So sorry about the linky problem. I promise to do better next week with "Mr. Linky". Blessings, Martha


I can;t believe how well Emma did. I am so gald there are two seamstresses in the family. I can't wiat to see the porch.

Great job Emme!!!


What fun...sewing, tea and your granddaughter, it doesn't get much better than that. Sweet post.

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