Saturday, February 13, 2016

shown up by my kid


My 11 year old said, "Mom, I think I want a rabbit doll. I'm going to make one." And now I confess to something a little bit selfish and terrible. At that moment, instead of being happy that she is sharing my love of handcraft, I thought something like "errrrrrgh, I'm kind of busy and she's going to want to use my Katy Kitty pattern and then modify it and I don't have time to help her with all that right now".

Well, she didn't need my help. She came to me for nothing.
*Cat's In The Cradle is now playing softly in the background of this post.*



She drafted the whole bunny pattern from scratch, worked out how everything would go together and cut all the pieces from fleece. She designed the clothes, which are removable. Several nights in a row she was sitting in the living room floor hand sewing the whole thing together while her sister played Xbox. I actually kind of took over when she got to the very last part and showed her how to gather and hem the skirt because I was feeling, yes, a bit left out.

Serves me right.
Isn't her rabbit doll cute?

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  1. That is just incredible! All those details! She certainly had her thinker going. You must be so proud of her! What an amazingly cute bunny!!

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    1. Hey, Grandma G, I keep looking at it and thinking how cool it is. Proud mama.

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  2. She is awesome!You must be so proud of her. Like mother like daughter.Can't wait till she starts designing patterns for sale.

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  3. This child has a future at this. I will enter no contest against her. When does her etsy shop open ?

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  4. This child has a future at this. I will enter no contest against her. When does her etsy shop open ?

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    1. haha, Debra, I'm sure Etsy is in her future.

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  5. It's more than cute- it's fantastic! What an adorable bunny. I love how interesting it is. I think my favorite part is the pink on the long ears. Awww nice job.

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    1. Hey, Jules, thank you! I love that she did a completely original design. I actually think I'd like to try her design of the head on a softie of my own.

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  6. Well look who passed her talent down to her offspring??? So awesome!!! Please tell her how awesome I think she is!!!

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    1. haha, Jessica, she's as pleased as punch about this post and her ears turned pink when I read all these comments.

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  7. Such character in her bunny too, brilliant!

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  8. Tooooo cuuuuuuute! I love her.

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  9. That is adorable, both the rabbit and your daughters patients and talent. Isn't it wonderful when they want to do something that we love to do. You are a blessed person

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  10. yes, I have two daughter's Larissa.
    I guess you did not see that fine print in the birth contract.... that says, your girls will grow up to be better than you. haha
    I did not notice that either....
    This bunbun is adorbs. I love her and the skirt. Well done all around!

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    1. haha, Rosemary, that's funny! NO I didn't see that fine print on the contract. Thanks! :-)

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  11. Serves you right, you mean ole mom :-D !!! I have thought the exact same thing many times and then thought boy am I selfish! I guess we're all human!

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    1. Seriously, ScrapaDiddle, serves me right. ;-) I'm as human as they come! All glory to God.

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  12. Truly the apple does not fall far from the tree. How very proud you must be, your daughter did an amazing job! The doll is lovely, so creative and special! Great job to your daughter and kudos to you for allowing her to do it herself! Not so easy to do sometimes!

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    1. SuzyMcQ, I keep picking up the doll and thinking I'll steal some of her ideas. har.

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  13. She's absolutely gorgeous and just like a rabbit! So well done!! Jen

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  14. Whaaat!? No it isn't good. It's fan-flipping-tastic! She is very talented and clearly apple fell close to the tree!

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  15. Catching up and saw this darling rabbit. Love the expressive eyes. Is she ready to publish?

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