All of these toys got lots of use -
The fountain was a great spot for the sea animals!
But it turns out that my sewing room was the most favorite place of all!
Ellie, who is 8, is very creative and loves to make things. So, create and make we did!
A pillow with birds on it!
Ellie's design using fat quarter pieces and scraps made a larger quilt that we backed with some purple fleece I had. (I think that fleece was just waiting for her to come visit!)
Little brother, Will, who is 4, wanted in on the action, too, so he helped design a couple of pillows and this drawstring bag.
My pincushions got lots of use -
And they explored the button box, too!
But, by far, the favorite "toy" was the basket of scraps I keep under my cutting table, where I throw the leftover bits before sorting them into color tubs.
On the very last day, Ellie pulled out a bunch of polka dot scraps and designed this fun little piece -
She cut the scraps into little pieces and I sewed them in long rows, but left the bottom of each piece open, which created a "flappy" effect! I think this one was my favorite!
We had so much fun while they were visiting!
Can you tell I really enjoyed this family visit? There was a lot to like about it. Hope you're having a great week! I'm joining in with the I Like Thursday gang over at LeeAnna's place, Not Afraid of Color. Hope you will join us, too!