Wednesday, July 2, 2014

teaching my girls

I am having a bit of a rough week, my mind is working hard trying to keep out my OCD that is trying hard to break through. It has been manageable for a few months, which has been nice. But this past week I have felt it creeping like a black shadow, ready to engulf me. So tonight I am trying to just be, relax, and watching some lovely moments. About a month or so ago my youngest asked me if I thought learning to crochet would be too hard for her. Of course I jumped on that and immediately began teaching her. She has made blankets for her dolls, sleeping bags for her dolls, and tonight she is making square little rugs for her my little ponies (that in her eyes are their actual homes). I find it so fun to sit beside her and have a crochet buddy now. My first crochet buddy ever!

My oldest daughter, on the other hand, did not take much to crocheting. I actually thought it would have been the other way around! It is funny how it works out like that. But my oldest has been expressing a strong desire to learn to sew, so tonight I taught her how to hand sew simple doll clothes for her dolls. I think she enjoyed making them, and she was surprised at how simple and quick they work up. I am so proud of both of them for learning something new that they can take with them through their life. Sewing, crocheting, and knitting, in my eyes are all staples of crafting and can even be used to create some of the necessities of life. I am glad my daughters were each able to find something they enjoy, and that I knew enough of both to help get them started. I am excited to see what projects they create in the near future! 
Do you have a hobby that has thrilled you to teach your children? Something that just gave you a huge smile when they requested to learn? I would love to hear!


  1. i've tried teaching my kids to knit and sew, all have asked, but they don't yet have the patience to sit with it. We do a bunch of cooking together though! Glad your girls are enjoying the new hobbies!

  2. My oldest had asked me to learn several times prior. It may just take some time for it all to click and for their attention spans to be able to handle such a relaxed craft!