A New Sewing Box

Sewing boxes for Alyssa and Michaela

 

I know that life will return to normal sometime soon in the future and I’m taking advantage of it now with these 2 little red boxes. I am having so much fun! I’m filling them with all the little sewing treats I can find. Each one will have it’s own special charm packs, big girl scissors, pin cushions, thread, a pull out tape measure, ruler, needle threader and yes a real needles.

Alyssa and Michaela are my grand-daughters, ages 5 and 6. I’ve promised sewing lessons to each and when I saw these little boxes I knew they would be perfect. I’ll find the perfect spot in my studio and let them keep their goodies there. Then under careful supervision, a new generation of quilters might begin!

This is the younger generation we should be focusing on in order to keep quilting alive! I wonder if “Quilter’s Home” magazine has thought of that? (:

And, if you want to know where I got these little boxes, http://www.landofnod.com! Thanks for reminding me Gloria!

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  • gloria g. - Now those are adorable. One day they will cherish them. I still have one my mother prepared for me. But you didn’t say where you found those darling sewing totes! They are just my color. How thoughtful of you. I must do that for my grand-daughter. Maybe some day she will (want) to sew.

    Happy Gathering! gloria g. Richards, TXReplyCancel

  • Darlene - Dazed Quilter - Perfect sewing boxes for little girls. Very, very cute!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Anne - Very cute sewing boxes !! A couple of years ago I made a sewing box for my niece (I bought an unfinished oval box — balsa wood I think? painted it , filled it up with all the essential beginner hand sewing goodies, including a variety of fabric squares all ready to be sewn into a little doll quilt, and tied it all up with a big ribbon bow which was threaded through grommets on the lid of the box.) Anyway, we’ve enjoyed making a few projects together. Since then, her little sister as well as another niece on the other side of the family have asked me to teach them how to hand piece — and I’m happy to say that all 3 have made a few projects that they’re very proud of ! Here’s to the next generation of quilters/sewers !ReplyCancel

  • Nicole - I did something similar with my nieces one summer. I gave them cooking lessons! One of the girls in particular has grown up to be quite an accomplished little cook! Great idea to encourage quilting to your grand daughters. By the way, I LOVE the quilts in the background in your photos.ReplyCancel

  • Nicole - I keep coming back and looking at the quilts pictured in the background of your post. Are they your patterns Anne? If they are, I would love to buy them. If not, the nine patch I can pretty much figure out, and love the way the deep rose is positioned in the center of each block. The block size looks small, which is another look I like. The other quilt looks more complex, but is so lovely in those pale blues. Is it Friendship Star? I think it is time for me to work on a project with a more subdued palette.ReplyCancel