Another fun hop organised by Madam Samm over at Sew We Quilt and with lovely Amy at Sew Incredibly Crazy as our cheerleader. I've been thinking ruffles since this hop was announced and had so many different ideas. But.. all the ideas were thrown out the window by a little accident. Oophs! A very fortuitous accident as it happened and one where no one got hurt.
Three weeks ago at Brownies one of the girls was getting something from our cupboard and she came across a gold pot. The pot was our crock of gold from Rainbows which we use to put prizes and badges in. She thought the pot was so pretty that she ran to show her friend and oophs fell over her own feet and dropped it. The pot which was a terracotta plant pot shattered and the Brownie burst into tears.
Having cleared up the mess, calmed the girl down and explained what the pot was for the Brownies wanted to make something to replace it. This led to a big discussion and I suggested they might like to make a bag and if they put ruffles on it I would put a picture of it on my blog for this blog hop. Of course I had to explain what a blog is and how a blog hop works. Once they knew they thought it was a great idea and got out the fabric box.
Two girls made the bag over the next two weeks but they all learnt how to make ruffles. They are very pleased with the results and the bag will be given to the Rainbows this week. Now all the girls want to make a bag using my sewing machine so this will run along side the main programme.
Showing the girls how to use the machine was fun as was teaching them to make ruffles. So the accident was good because it has started an interest in sewing for some of the Brownies. I hope they get as much pleasure from it as I have. Tonight is Brownies I have to take my computer with me so I can show them the picture of the bag. they are thrilled that something they have made will be on the internet.
So the item for this hop is not exactly my project but I helped cut the fabric and I showed them how to use the machine, make the ruffles and I sat next to them whilst they made it.
Now you need to go and see what the rest of today's participants have to show you.
Have a great Wednesday.