This summer I am again using a hodge podge of summer camps to keep my kids entertained (and supervised) for the summer. It takes a bit more planning and forethought than enrolling them in a local day care, but it actually works out better and cheaper so the extra work it worth it.
Right after we got back from Disney World, Henry went with my parents for an outdoor camp and Frances came home with us to attend sewing camp at a local fabric store. They had four projects on the docket to complete in five mornings: A backpack, a three-tiered skirt, a pillow case and a pair of pajama pants.
The week before we left I took Frances down to the fabric store to buy materials for the camp. It was sweet watching her look through all the fabric choices and exclaim over each one. Wonder where she got that from?!
We got all the fabric picked out and washed and I decided it was a good time to show her how to iron. So I searched the house for my iron and ironing board (hahaha!) and gave her a lesson. Bless her sweet little heart-she loved it!! If I actually ironed anything, I would gladly turn that job over to her now!
She was one of the youngest kids in the class, so she didn't quite get to finish two of her projects, but Ms. Shea graciously offered to let her come back another day and finish them at no extra charge!
She finished the backpack and skirt during camp week.
We talked about what she would like to sew next and she mentioned a baby blanket, a sundress, doll clothes and possibly a pencil pouch for school. Maybe next year! Or sooner, if I break down and buy that new sewing machine I was eyeing in the store!!