Guess who learned a new skill?
For Taylor's birthday party we planned to play "Toss the Beanbag at the Butterfly." The only problem was that we didn't have any beanbags (or butterflies, for that matter). So Logan and I decided to make them.
Logan was actually excited to learn to use this machine. He was excited to create something we didn't have before.
He learned "right sides together" and why. He learned to reinforce stitches at the beginning and end by sewing backward and forward a few stitches.
He learned to keep his hands out of the way of the needle. (Hopefully he'll never have to re-learn this lesson, the hard way).
And he learned that sewing is for taller people...
I think he also learned that sewing is a good skill to have and that it's lots of fun too!
Here's how Logan's beanbag game and beanbags turned out.
As I said in my last post, Logan was a huge help to me getting Taylor's party put together. He helped plan, he made beanbags, he made the cardboard butterfly for the beanbags, he cut out butterfly wings to "pin" on the butterfly, he wrapped presents and he made Taylor a pillowcase for her birthday.
He helped during the party too. He tried to organize the games and explain the rules. It was hard though because it was a group of excited, loud and unruly girls and he was trying to corral them. It didn't work and he was pretty crushed for a while because he'd worked so hard and was supposed to be in charge of the games.
James tried to console him by telling him to "get used to it, this is what it's going to be like with girls" for the rest of your life.
Funny, it didn't make Logan feel any better. Of course, it's all forgotten now.
But now I'm kind of in the mood to sew something myself.