Thursday, September 20, 2012
Have you ever had an idea for a craft, and you had a really good try at it, but it didn't work out like the picture in the book, and you felt deflated and useless?
I'm so glad my children don't have that problem.
Our 9 year old made the little fellow in the picture above - she designed it, embroidered the face, sewed it by machine then stuffed it. And even though she knew he looked a bit odd, and figured out what she might do differently next time - she was still pleased with the result.
Please don't compare your projects with THE ONES IN THE BOOK! The people whose work is put in books have been honing their skills for a long time - otherwise they wouldn't be in a book. Would they.
And don't pass a bad attitude on to your children about comparing your work with THE ONE IN THE BOOK!
Encourage them to be confident in having a go, trying again or moving on when they've had enough!
Posted by The Mummalady at 6:34 AM