Annie has a basket of scraps and her toy ironing board
and an old heavy iron she dragged out from under the wardrobe with the cord cut off.
She spends hours sorting and cutting her fabrics.
But last night Reuben decided to get in on the act.
He started laying fabrics on a piece of fabric
and I remembered Amanda's ticker tape quilt and told him to find a piece of batting.
It was all on then. He got to and busily sorted and cut his fabrics to fit.
I said they had to overlap and I plan to sew around each piece by machine.
I love what he did. It was that witching hour just before dinner
when sometimes the wheels fall off.
But with Reuben and Annie happily engaged in their quilting project
I got dinner on with no bother at all.
I'm thinking his pinning will drive me nuts, but we'll work with that!
It's funny because I had read this post in the morning about a crafting boy
and I'm sure it helped push me over to the "yes" rather than "maybe later".
It was a nice peaceful end to the day.
All gathered together warm and cosy (it was dark soooo early last night)
quietly working on our projects while the dinner finished cooking
and we wait for Nana to come for dinner.
I love these little boys hands doing their serious work!
He did a great job and is supremely happy with it.
I'm going to have to re-fill the scrap basket.
I did discover a couple of fat quarters of my precious Denyse Schmidt
fabrics had sneaked in there and promptly took them back.
Don't worry I have plenty of scraps to share!!