the (updated) winter embroidery basket

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In January, during my one-on-one winter planning meeting with Annabelle and then Ainsleigh, they independently added "doing embroidery" to their list of things to do/make/learn.

It's taken me a month to get around to compiling the materials for them to have their own inviting basket.  I wanted something simpler and more open compared to Johanna's embroidery basket I made her years ago.  For two almost six year old girls (and me) I decided a simple organized basket of basic cotton fabrics, hoops, book of needles, scissors, and floss would be perfect for them to use (mostly) independently.

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Our updated winter embroidery basket is now organized, out, and inviting for one and all.  (It is just high enough for that Rowan to not handle the super sharp scissors.)  I love[amazon_link id="0811861287" target="_blank" ] Little Stitches: 100+ Sweet Embroidery Designs, 12 Projects.[/amazon_link]  It is a favorite book of mine that has inspired me (here and here ) and now, I believe many of the second generation embroiderers are ready to use its more intricate designs.

I love that embroidery has become tradition in our home for many young ladies during the cold winter months.  I've been feeling drawn to its calming affect and craving having a little project to work on when I need to refuel and relax.  And, I get excited to introduce embroidery in it's most basic form to my Rowan with a little time.

 

Want to learn the benefits of children's embroidery?  Read here.  How to start a simple embroidery kit?  Read here.

 

 

the sleepy time gal