Tuesday, January 15, 2008

A very proud old Auntie

Last night I got home to discover that one of my nieces had spent the day with Mum.

This was Emily, the one who first realised that I always make their birthday presents.

Em asked Mum to help her sew a bag for her twin sister for their birthday. Under guidance, but doing it all herself, Em made a tote for Jess. She was so confident by the end of it she whipped up 3 fabric "socks" for each of their mobile 'phones.

Em told Mum that it was better to make presents because is showed people you loved them by making something specially for them that no one else had.

I'm so proud.

9 comments:

Janette said...

Don't they just melt your heart!

Imagine your Mum just loved sharing with her too.

Olivia said...

She gets it! Very nice to see.

happyspider said...

aaawww that's gorgeous

The Shopping Sherpa said...

Excellent :-)

Five Ferns Fibreholic said...

It's so nice when someone discovers the meaning of life so early on. I credit it to your years of mentoring and influence.

Kate said...

Yay! I'm trying to get my family into homemade presents but they just keep saying they don't have time. It's great that your family look at the time spent crafting the gift is part of the present.

Sometimes Unwilling Guru said...

That is so lovely to know that these handcrafts skills will be passed on!

Jejune said...

That's great to hear - great that your mum was there to help her too, and guide her along the path!

I got the same glow of pride when Dotter rushed home one day brandishing a cool skirt she'd bought at an op shop :)

I keep meaning to say how much I like your new avatar piccie, really nice painting.

Sister Sticks said...

Now I'm imagining Aunt and Niece outings to the yarn store or the craft fair. There's more in those gifts than time and materials.