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From: ruthielm
Date: 04-28-2007, 05:01 AM (1 of 4)
Ok ladies please don't laugh but I want to make a fake sewing basket for my :angel: grand daughter's 2nd birthday. So far I have empty bobbins, thread spools and some bits of fabric. I'm looking for ideas for more things.

I do a lot of hand quilting and machine sewing of clothing. I just want her to get sewing "in her blood" and something to play with just like Grandma's.

thanks for any tips.
User: ruthielm
Member since: 12-16-2006
Total posts: 12
From: PaulineG
Date: 04-28-2007, 07:22 AM (2 of 4)
Some elastic (it can also be a good bungee cord for a teddy or doll), some plastic (pretend) scissors, some cardboard with holes punched in it and some lacing to thread through it (if you punch the holes in the right place she could even make something 3 dimensional from it), a zipper, some buttons (assuming she doesn't put things in her mouth), small bits of trim like lace or braid and a measuring tape.
User: PaulineG
Member since: 09-08-2006
Total posts: 901
From: grandma C
Date: 04-28-2007, 11:11 AM (3 of 4)
a colorful shoestring or two so she csn thresd the spools and bobbins on it to make a necklace. And even some little sewing cards to thread the shoestring through. Not the typical sewing basket items but still a beginning for stitching. Cracker Barell had the cards with laces in a package at one time.
Belinda/Grandma C
User: grandma C
Member since: 01-15-2007
Total posts: 263
From: ruthielm
Date: 04-29-2007, 11:03 AM (4 of 4)
thanks ladies all suggestions are great and i didn't even think about them. thinking to hard i guess.
User: ruthielm
Member since: 12-16-2006
Total posts: 12
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