Sunday, June 8, 2008

Madam Pompadour has the gene!



Yes! I'm so excited that my daughter has decided to show a interest in craftmaking.

It started about 4 years ago when she begged me to buy her some scrap fabric or GIVE her some of mine! Well, I was not to sure of that.......so I bought her some for herself. I started her small, deciding I would go to the fabric outlet and get some goods that are sold by the pound, you know, the ones that aren't that pretty. Being just before her 6th birthday, I was sure this was a passing phase, and would not last that long. I patiently sat with her on a Friday and tried to show her the whip stitch, big mistake. We both got alittle frustrated at the size of stitches that were making a show, too big, too little and gave up too soon!


So started my long weekend of building a house, I remember it clearly. We were backfilling the foundation by wheel barrow, course most of it was done by the backhoe but we needed a drain at ground level. The house is in the lowest part of the yard and the standing rain water would harm the concrete. It was hot, it was sticky and I was tired. There she was! A pillow! All by herself! She's self teaching the running stitch and did a pretty good job! A shy scoulding would come later for sneaking into my bag of stuffing.





All was satifactory for a few month, she had the rest of her scraps, made a scarf, a hair tie and somewhat of a doll slip. Then it happened, Madam Pompadour wanted to make a doll. STRIKE! While its hot. I quickly drew a simple doll on muslin, she has a one piece head, body and arms with attachable legs. Although it was alittle difficult for Madam to understand cutting both front and back pieces at the same time....she stubbornly did it and sewed her up. At this point my daughter had recieved a small sewing machine for Christmas the year before, but today she used the "big one."


Right clicking on each page and selecting print target will enable you a have free print out of Madam Pompadour's doll. I've made the arm attachable because otherwise the material has to be cut on the bias for ease. Please give us credit if made for sales.


Fast forward to two weekends ago.....my daughter spent a good deal of time in her room on Sunday, is she sick? Madam Pompadour didn't even get dressed until late in the afternoon. Does she have a fever? Nope. She was crafting and this is what she made. A crochet purse, fringe, strap and embrodied, all by herself. Perfect, 'cept for the knots.










A later lesson. C & G Design

10 comments:

tina said...

You go Madam! Good job and such diligence. You can help your Mom crafting crafts and make lots of people happy with handmade crafts and gifts! (like auntie)

Dawn, Did you email Jillybean? I forwarded a message to you.

Dawn said...

No, was I surposed to? I'll have to remember this pic layout, did not work so well and nothing like the preview.

tina said...

I emailed you Jyl's email address. You can go in and edit the post after the fact and it won't change anything. Just manage posts, published and open it up. You can adjust then. They can be temperamental.

Jean said...

Wow!!! Great job, you go Madam. Dawn it looks like maybe she will be like you and do things without a pattern! When she knits a winter sweater with the nice pics on it without a patter she will have reached your level and I think it will come.

Dawn said...

Do I republish, I went in readjusted by moving the pic but I don't understand. Save then republish? Afraid it will be on twice. I made visits to others yesterday promoting f pattern. Madam is so tickled, just the fact I say she has the gene!

Clothmatters said...

What a cute doll pattern. Well done!
Connie

tina said...

Yes, just click publish when you have adjusted it. You can do this as many times as you want.

Dawn said...

Whew, tried and tried, this thing has a mind of its own, had to reload pics in the center, reloaded assembly page to the large because it wasn't enlarging or printing, still won't print. Least now you can read it.
Thank-you Connie, I've visited you many times and I esp. like Jackson.

Skeeter said...

Madam is well on her way to craftsville! Great job Madam...

Dawn said...

Thank-you Skeeter, said it eariler, a loyal commenter, need more like you.