In our quest this week for frugal ways to entertain (occupy) the kids, we have dedicated today (Tuesday) and Wednesday to doing craft and sewing. So We’ve invited other girls from our church to join in on the fun and to hone their skills, its something we do almost every school holiday if we don’t go away. This week we are continuing to share daily about what we do and how we avoid spending too much.
We didn’t get much of a lie in this morning because the girls were going to be making clothes from paper patterns. To cut the actual pattern away from the paper is quite time-consuming, and since they did not all choose the same pattern, we got up extra early to get that part of the job done.
We had one little 9 years old in the midst and she is not quite up to the standard to make a fashionable dress yet so she did make herself a fashionable felt purse with added accessories. She did well and I am super proud of her! We looked at lots of ideas on Pinterest for inspiration then we went full steam ahead with our own creativity.
What do you think?
The older girls are about halfway through with their garment and will finish tomorrow (hopefully).
For now, here is a sneak preview. We will be sure to share photos of the finished garments with you later in the week.
Oh, we did have a frugal lunch. We bought nice soft baguettes from Asda. We usually buy lots during school holidays because they come in handy as the kids can use them to make their own lunches. Frozen chicken tikka was thawed and lightly heated and that made a hearty filling along with coleslaw. Delicious!
It is 7:30 at night now and since they have worked really well and didn’t grumble too much, we will let them stop now and start again at 10 am tomorrow.
Be sure to read tomorrow’s post to see how they get on.
Jo and Leisa