Teaching Kids to Sew: Why It’s Important and How to Do It

By Jennifer Kessler

Photo credit: craftindustryalliance.org

Teaching your little one how to sew sounds like a wonderful idea. I started sewing when I was in my early 20s. And how I wish I had acquired sewing skills earlier! I learned both the basics and advanced techniques all by myself. It took a while to get the hang of it. But once I was there, I couldn’t be more proud! So here’s Teaching Kids to Sew: Why It’s Important and How to Do It! (more…)

Story and the Spooky House

Story was given an assignment in early October to build a spooky house and write a story about it. Of course, she forgot to tell me about it until at least a week had gone by. Luckily, the project wasn’t due until Halloween. Still, I knew there would be a long road ahead of us. Every time I asked her if she had decided on what kind of house to build, she just shrugged. Finally, fed up, I refused to turn on the radio in the car until she had made a decision. While I had thoughts of spiders, cemeteries, and skeletons, she thought for only a moment before coming up with an idea that made me proud. (more…)