My lovely little envelope from the Fat Quarter Shop arrived last night. I may have actually squealed a bit in the kitchen when I saw it. It was just a couple of random yards and some charm packs but I have plans for some and none for others and it just seems like a little package of possibilities.
I think it's important to make things seem accessible to kids. With that in mind we try hard to teach Chloe the safe way to interact with objects rather than to just tell her not to touch them and not give her any reason she can understand. Which means that I usually let her play with just about any of my sewing stuff she wants. The rotary cutter and scissors get put away but she can dig around in the chalk and the pounce pad and even the pin cushion. If you ask her about pins she says "Always hold them by the circle!" and so she does. She just wants to move all the pins out of the "potato" and in to the couch cushion and then back again.
So when I pulled the charm packs out she immediately wanted to see them, touch them, talk about the polka dots and the stripes and say "This ones is my quilt fabric." I love seeing her interested and fascinated and I hope she gets a love for the pure tactile sensations of it. Which is why I don't mind the aftermath.
Charm pack before Chloe:
Charm pack after Chloe:
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