I bought Hannah a warm coat at The Big Fat Greek Flea Market. Ok, it wasn't really called that. A private school run by the Greek church had a flea market complete with food vendors selling fried octopus and all sorts of goat cheeses and other exciting Greek things. But this coat is navy blue and not very feminine, kind of ugly. I lopped some pompoms off an old scarf and sewed them on the hat and everyone was very satisfied with the new look. Hannah was mystified at the idea that I sewed though. She has been begging to learn ever since.
So the other day I showed her just a little about sewing. I know very little. But I can get fabric to stick to other fabric using thread and a needle and that's enough to get the job done most of the time.
I remember when I was very little and Mom showed me how to sew. She taught be some basics and we practiced on some scraps. Then we took a nap. I was too excited to sleep and I snuck back over to the sewing basket and started creating. I got out this doll dress and adorned it with buttons, zigzags, and a Muppet nose. I thought it was gorgeous! Mom kept that thing forever. I wonder where it is now.