Our Miss Three turned Four this week.
All she has been wanting for her birthday is a sewing machine. We dabbled with a $30 toy one last Christmas but it went for all of five minutes before breaking and was promptly returned. Last week when we walked past a sewing machine shop she spied this, a mini real life, Elna sewing machine. It 6V, doesn't go that fast, it does eight different stitches and the sales man said he didn't think it would have enough oomph to go through a finger. I was sold but I had to get it in the car without the birthday girl noticing!!! She was in tears when we left the shop because we didn't buy one. On the way back to the car I gave the sales man the signal and he popped the box in the boot when I was strapping Miss Muff in her seat.
Today is the first chance we have had to have a good sew with the new machine. Mr Eight is pretty keen on learning about it too. I thought they were just sewing straight lines but after half an hour, metres of thread, an extra strip of scrap fabric they finished their first masterpiece.
There were even fittings and adjustments made.
Isn't it lovely!
Happy birthday baby girl. xox
Garden fairy party preparations in progress.