We own a book called Make a Monster. It has a lot of really cute patterns for toys to sew out of fleece.
The other day Mum pulled the book out and told me that she would help me sew a toy from it. I was very excited.
I picked up the book and flicked through the pages until I found the toy I wanted: a cute little toy with funny ears.
My first toy
"Do you want to go down to the shops for some fabric?" Mum asked me.
"Oh yes please," I answered and I ran for my shoes.
Gemma-Rose had also decided she wanted to make a toy and so together, Mum,Gemma-Rose and I set out to the shops for fabric.
Me and my first toy
It turned out to be just the right day for sewing as the fabric shop was having a sale. We rushed over to the fleece section of the shop to choose the fabrics we needed.
"I want green and pink for my dinosaur," Gemma-Rose said. Mum hunted out a nice lime green coloured fabric and a bright pink one.
"What colours would you like?" Mum asked me. I looked at all the wonderful colours. It was so hard to choose.
"Could I have that dark purple and bright orange please?" I asked. Mum agreed and we walked off to the counter with our arms full of fleece.
Gemma-Rose and her first toy
Straight after lunch we settled down to sew. Mum helped us cut out our pieces and then left us to it.
I spent a happy afternoon sewing my toy together. It was a really easy one and so it was done before dinner. The toy looks really cute.
My second toy
Gemma-Rose's toy was a little harder and it took her two days to finish hers, but it looked wonderful when it was finished. She is a really good seamstress. I wish I could have sewn like her when I was her age.
Me and my second toy
While we sewed Mum read to us. Sewing is a wonderful thing to do while Mum is reading because it doesn't take your mind off the story.
It took me a little longer to finish my toy this time because it was a harder one. Gemma-Rose ended up finishing her toy before me. But I don't care. I had a lot of fun sewing my toy. I can't wait to sew some more.
, by Sophie