by marianb 10 Nov 2014

My granddaughter Bella came over for another sewing lesson this weekend we made a ITH Bag and Mugrug for her teacher the design is from Omas . The purple one was made first it's for a 5x7hoop but we decided a bit small for what we wanted so improvised.. half in the hoop and finished on sewing machine to get a 9.5"x8". Bella sewed the seams herself and learnt how to do ladder stitch to close the openings, I'm very proud her and she's loving every minute of it.. It will be her brother Williams turn in a couple of weeks so will have to put thinking cap on for what to make as he's only in 1st grade..

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by pennifold 10 Nov 2014

Dear Marian, how wonderful that you are teaching Bella the art of sewing at such an early age. Good on you and I'm pleased to see that you will also teach her brother. It's never too early to get the love of sewing instilled in our youth. Great job on the bags, please tell her from me I am very impressed. Love Chris

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marianb by marianb 11 Nov 2014

I will thank you Chris, I'm a firm believer in girls and boys learning to cook, sew, and when old enough to mow the lawns you just never know when your going to need the skills..

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by sonjapotgieter 10 Nov 2014

Terrific..Learn young!!!!Great work...

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marianb by marianb 11 Nov 2014

thank you

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by dailylaundry 10 Nov 2014

Great job and sweet to pass on the talent!!

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marianb by marianb 11 Nov 2014

thank you

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by basketkase 10 Nov 2014

What a terrific project and gift, Marian.......shows a lot of thought went into the gift!

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marianb by marianb 11 Nov 2014

thank you Vicki, she's already choosing her next project..

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by sdrise 10 Nov 2014

Nice job!! Suzanne

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marianb by marianb 11 Nov 2014

thank you

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by elemausi 10 Nov 2014

Good work, your GD can be proud, both bags are very nice.

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marianb by marianb 11 Nov 2014

thank you, I was happy the way they turned out..

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by pldc 10 Nov 2014

A wonderful project for your granddaughter & they have turned out splendidly! A mug rug or coaster might be just the ticket for your grandson. Either way I'm sure you will come up with something fun! ~hugs~

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marianb by marianb 11 Nov 2014

I'm hoping he'll pick something like this, but just when you have him figured out he changes direction but either way he'll have fun..

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by highlandermom 10 Nov 2014

Terrific idea ! I love the getting to share gift making from the heart. You both did a super job.

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marianb by marianb 11 Nov 2014

thank you

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by Leaha edited 10 Nov 2014

Great job, Miss Bella. These will be extra special for your teacher as you are thanking her, giving her a compliment and the fact that you took the time to learn a new skill to make her gift! Excellent. You can be very pleased with yourself. Grammie your are tops!

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marianb by marianb 11 Nov 2014

thank you Leaha

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by loosie 10 Nov 2014

Wow, this is a great project! She's doing a lovely job :)

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marianb by marianb 11 Nov 2014

and loving every minute.. thanks for looking

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by designgirl 10 Nov 2014

Those are great gifts for the teacher. It is nice she loves to come over a sew with you.

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marianb by marianb 11 Nov 2014

thank you I'll take every second I can get..

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by noah 10 Nov 2014

excellent job you two are doing your a good Grammie hugs

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marianb by marianb 11 Nov 2014

thank you Carolyn..

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by babolucia 10 Nov 2014

what fun! Great work!

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marianb by marianb 11 Nov 2014

thank you

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by toogie 10 Nov 2014

She is doing great! These are good ideas for us to make for our g-kids teachers, however they have more than 1 teacher, so mug rugs would have to do- I like how the black looks like a chalk board.I like your apple stitching, around the band, on the green. I can't see it too well in the photo of the black bag. I have the apple design, so I may try to copy you. Don't they say imitation is the best form of flattery? Thank you Bella! ..What age are you?

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marianb by marianb 11 Nov 2014

It's the angle hubby took the photo on the apple is the same as on the rug.. Bella is 9. I would love you copy me.. thanks for stopping by..

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by NancyBT10 10 Nov 2014

Wonderful project while teaching your granddaughter a very useful skill! I can imagine how proud Bella is of her work and how great she will feel presenting the lovely bags and mug rugs to her teachers! Great job, Bella!

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marianb by marianb 11 Nov 2014

thank you

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by spendlove Moderator 10 Nov 2014

Excellent - keep up the good work!

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marianb by marianb 11 Nov 2014

I sure will thank you..

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