Thursday at the quilt show, I bought a sewing machine for a 2 year old. And yes, I agree it was fairly insane. But I just couldn't help it. Haven't you ever just done something crazy and then not even regretted it? That was me and this darling machine.
So I bought it, I mean really, who wouldn't?
I have pencils and coloring supplies from Moda on it along with a little quilt design book. I got it free in my swag bag from QuiltCon.
Lately, Zara has been climbing up on the chair. I have disguised her face because there has been a rash of odd and somewhat ugly experiences with pictures of bloggers' children. She still looks cute!
She sits up there with me for 20 to 40 minutes. I have her sit in my lap sometimes when I sew. She has stood on a stool and I have shown her how to cut.
You may have noticed that the cabinet is pink and white. The chair is pink They are beyond cute.
And then I saw this machine. Pink an white, yes, pink and white! The same colors as the cabinet.
Plus I bought it from Linda Z's, a store in Arlington Heights. My daughter used to live in Arlington Heights and she is Zara's mother. DESTINY!
In addition, Linda and I bonded. We talked daughters, grandchildren and heart aches. She took more off the price. We are sewing buddies of the heart now.
Doesn't the box look great on the cabinet? Tell the truth, could you have resisted?
I am not giving it to Z until next Christmas and she won't be using it until she is probably 4. But I wanted to get a picture of her at least looking at it. So, I showed it to her.
I think it's love.
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I embrace the idea of children learning how to sew. I even wrote passionately about it once.