Monday, April 16, 2012

Inspiring Crafting with Kids

Most days when I am crocheting or crafting my trusty partner in crime aka my little one is right there along side me....watching me....asking questions....and making me laugh.  I love that she loves to sit with me while I crochet or craft and just have some quiet time just the two of us.  Some of my most favorite spring memories this year are her and I sitting in her bed crocheting and chatting.  Its so much fun to sit with her and enjoy peace and quiet, special moments, and a love for creating.

The older she gets and the more she learns, she wants to make the same things that I am doing.  Its really quite cute. So when it came to making tiaras this weekend, I knew that she would want to make her very own from start to finish just to see if she could.  We make a birthday crown for her each year together....this year was no exception.  But she did want to go a step further and try and make her very own, something that was all her.  I find that she not only adores and loves things her and I have make together but she also shares and equally but different love and joy for something that is all her...its written all over her face while she is working to when she is finished. Priceless.

This weekend we made quite a few tiaras for little girls and dolls.  It was so much fun chatting away while we worked...didn't really feel like work at all with someone so fun to craft with. :)

After mastering sewing on the beads and hiding her threads she was ready to make one of her own.  She wanted to start small so I taught her the American Girl Version of the kids tiara and she was off.  The only part that was hard for her was the cross double crochet stitches in Row 2 but once she got it she was finished in no time. Girls Tiara Pattern can be found on my blog here.  American Girl Version will be in a post later this week. :)

Instead of doing ribbon or lace she took a soft wool yarn and did long chains for the ties.  She tied them to the tiara where you would glue the ribbons around on the big girl version. 

She then made herself matching ties for one of the ones for her.  After we were done we realized we had two for with the crocheted lace and this one that she did the chains for the ties. I asked her what she was going to do with two and she told me, "You can wear one on my birthday and I can wear one too and then we will be matching princesses!" Adorableness ....that is what she radiates. :)  I can't wait till her big day, where her and I can wear our matching tiaras together! 

My favorite photo from the afternoon, her in her tiara with Kit in the one she made. 

Its the little things in watching your child learn and grow before you eyes and create beautiful things. <3

Back to working on hats for upcoming birthdays :)

I'm linking up today to Frontier Dreams Keep Calm Craft On.


  1. Oh goodness - you are killing me with all the kid made sweetness!

    1. You're so sweet! Kid made stuff is my favorite thing to share along with handmade stuff and crochet work. To me there is something extra special about sharing kid made goodness. :)

  2. What beautiful work your daughter is doing! You must be so proud. : ) I love the pretty crowns.

    1. Thank you!! I am very proud of her, she is a quick little learner and loves to craft just as much as me, lots of fun mommy and daughter time. :)

  3. Oh my she is quite to crocheter--both crowns are sweet! I followed you over from KCCO and here is my project this week: My project this week:


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