Thursday, August 4, 2011

Thankful Thursday Summer Reading

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Happy Thursday to everyone!  Today is a very special day!  It is my Middle E's 4th Birthday!  We have a fun filled day planned and I'm sure she is going to have a blast!  Today is also a new Thankful Thursday Challenge at Crazy About Cricut!  This week's theme is Summer Reading and the challenge is to make bookmarks to save your place in those special family story books or if your kids are grown, to save the spot in your summer reading books!  I know someday, I'll have time to read again...hehe...though, I don't want them to grow up too fast!  Here is the bookmark Oldest E made for our challenge!

She really wanted to use this panel from Bo Bunny and despite already having plans for it, I let her use it!  It really was perfect for her project.

She wanted to sew it just like Mommy does so we got out the sewing machine and went to town.  She tried doing a few different fancy stitches and had so much fun with it.

Unfortunately, my sewing machine gave her the same problems it gives me.  I have been having a terrible problem with it birdnesting.  I've cleaned it really good, fiddled with the settings and had my friend look at it, but she agrees it needs to go to the sewing shop to be repaired (insert sad face here).  Oh well, Oldest E doesn't seem to mind the little mess on the back of her bookmark.

Here she is personalizing her bookmark.  She learned what an apostrophe was today so our craft time ended up being a good spelling lesson too!

Here is her finished bookmark.  She LOVES it and immediately stuck it in her favorite book!

Afterwards, she decided she want to practice her sewing more, so she pulled out her sewing machine and went to work.

She even showed Baby E how to use it! 

We always have so much fun with our Thankful Thursday projects!  I hope you'll join us for our Summer Reading Bookmark Challenge this week!  You have two weeks to complete your project and link it up at Crazy About Cricut!  Make sure you stop by and see the rest of the Design Team projects and to check out the fun prize for this month!  Thanks for stopping by today!

23 comments:

Jen said...

Too cute! She did a great job, Amber! Happy birthday to your middle E! Now I'm off to see if my 7 year old wants to make a bookmark -- maybe we'll link it up.

~ Jen @ Musings of a Crafty Mom
www.gator-4-life.blogspot.com

artfuldelight said...

Happy Birthday Middle E!!! What a fabulous bookmark, she did a great job. Hope you have a wonderful day!

Tanya said...

How sweet!! I just LOVE teaching our kids when they aren't even expecting it!! Great photos and LOVE the bookmark!! Be sure to tell her I said she ROCKS ;)

Hugs,
Tanya

Missy said...

Your girls did a fantastic job!!! What a great time you must have crafting with all of them!!!

Rachel W K said...

Her bookmark looks so pretty and the ribbons are a great addition! I can't believe that kid-sized sewing machine, oh my gosh I love it! Maybe it would be a good beginner machine for me... ;)

Happy birthday to your darling girl!

-rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Stephanie said...

What an adorable bookmark. I have to say that I totally love the concept of this challenge. Not only is it great quality family time, but the little ones are learning.!! OMG, she is so so lucky that you are teaching her how to sew..I am 30 something and don't know how. Right now that is my biggest goal learn to sew, right along with knit. Great project..beautiful color ribbon too. Happy Birthday Middle E, I hope you have a wonderful, fun filled day:) Hugs!

Glora said...

You are such a sweet Mommy! And happy birthday to your little girl. I love the time you are taking to craft with your children. Beautiful job. Hugs- Glora

June Houck said...

OMgoodness, what a cutie pie! TFS; your post and pics made me smile.

Cheryl Gaffney said...

Great post Amber. Happy bday to Middle E! :) I love how proud she is of her crafting... what a wonderful little girl you have.

TFS, Cheryl @ CardsbyCG.blogspot.com

Nita T. said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet E! I can not believe your daughter sews better than I do (insert embarassed face here). What a fantastic project - I love those family crafting times. :)
Nita
www.niftynitanotes.blogspot.com

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Happy Birthday middle E! Bookmark looks great. I love her sewing machine!

Veronica
mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com
mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

Rachel said...

Happy birthday, Middle E! I can't believe you're so talented that you know how to use a sewing machine! I'm a little nervous about it, so I haven't given it a try yet, but you've encouraged me to give it a go one of these days!

Dilsaver Designs said...

That is so cute, love how you all work together :)

Dr Sonia S V said...

Amber my heart nearly flipped seeing your daughter sew! That is one area I struggle with and am scared to let my kiddo near the machine! So nice you let her use the stuff you had other plans for

Cheers
Sonia
http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

JulieK said...

Happy Birthday Emilie!! Your bookmark is awesome! Great job Amber!

- said...

What a great job she did! I loved how she added the extra touch of sewing to it. Awesome, and Happy Birthday!!

(:(:Smiles:):)

Robin

jo said...

Happy Birthday Middle E! What a great project for her to work on! So cute!

Karen said...

I had a little singer sewing machine about this size when I was little loved it so much...I have three girls too but mine are grown my youngest turns 21 in October...don't blink twice or your will be all grown too...
Karen
www.littlescrappieces.blogspot.com

Cindy said...

Happy Birthday Middle E!AWESOME job with the adorable bookmark.Your little one's are soo SWEET!!:)

Jens Craft Corner said...

Happy Birthday to Middle E! I love her bookmark. She did a wonderful job. Love her little sewing machine.

Pink Crafter said...

Hi Amber and the 3E's! I am also part of Cely's Hello Kitty Blog Hop, and wanted to stop by and say Hi.
Your daughter did a wonderful job, soon your house will have 4 craft rooms!

Dawn said...

This brings back memories of when I was trying to teach my daughter (who just turned 29) how to sew. Great memories!

Sherrie K. said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet middle "E" Amber. It is just adorable that you allow them to do crafts with you. I use to all the time growing up with my Mom. She also is a baker so we were in the kitchen a lot. Great memories that will last a lifetime:) They will always remember days like this! Great job on your bookmark project:)
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com