Thursday, April 1, 2010

My creative space...

Joe, my 5 year old son, has been asking me to make him a tri-fold wallet for the last week or so (just like his friends have at school). His Dad's not happy about it and has offered to buy him a Billabong (or similar) one from the shops, but this morning he asked again and I said to him "Would you like me to make you one or do you want to buy one from the shops?"...now I was thinking for sure that he would say buy one from the shops but no...he said "I want you to make me one Mum" so how can I pass that up. He even drew a plan of it on some paper. So today I will be making a tri-fold wallet.

Also, my sister brought over her hexagon punches...


...so I have been punching and sewing with all my little scraps of fabric


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14 comments:

Susan L (lily40au) said...

I can't wait to see these once they're all gone. PS please delete my last post. I don't know what I've done. Thanks
My Creative Space

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

Make sure you show us the wallet!!

linda said...

That melts my heart, love it when the kids are so happy and eager for you to make them something...lovely. Would love to see your wallet when you make it and those hexagon punches are so cool - unique shape I haven't seen!

Luisa @ Dance in my garden said...

oh wow...i never thought of punching fabric..how clever!

Chicken Willow said...

Thanks for all the lovely comments. Luisa, I didn't actually punch the fabric, only the paper...but when I read your comment I went and tested to see if they would punch fabric, but unfortunately they don't...there's an invention waiting to happen!

Marisol Garcia said...

wow you could make a quilt with thos shapes, and please share the wallet plan, my partner is in need of a new wallet ;)

Brenda said...

Doesn't it feel nice when the little people in your life would rather something that you made than something bought in a shop ( probably made in china ).

Alastair Mckenzie said...

I wish my mum would make me a wallet. I cant wait to see how it turns out.

CraftyMammie said...

there's that pink gingham again. lovely! can't wait to see the wallet too. it's so sweet of him to be asking you to make one for him rather than buying.

my little miss always asks me to make a "pretty" dress for her. she's so proud to wear it every time. and even if she's wearing a bought item, she'd still say, i made it. :D

Bette♥

dillpickle said...

Those hex punches are brilliant! So much time to be saved and so much precision to be had! Perfect :-)

Baa-Me Kniits said...

ooooh can't wait to see those what those little squares will be?? Good on you making a tri-fold wallet!

june at noon said...

Now nice that your little guy thought you were the better source! I love it when my daughter assumes I made everything, even if it's something I could never make myself. Neat that they're growing up with "makers" and just think that way.

crzylady said...

woot! Good for your boy :) Something made by mum is much nicer

yardage girl said...

Nice request - looking forward to seeing the wallet!