She can’t use scissors. Well, she can, just not very well. And somehow I know that this is my fault.
Kait: Mom! I thought this was MY project!
Me: Oh yeah. Sorry. Again.
34 seconds later…
Kait: MAAAWM!!! Where are you? How am I supposed to cut this? OUCH! MAWM! I neeeeed you!
I’ve homeschooled Kait since the first grade and forgot to teach her how to use scissors properly, apparently. But this might have something to do with me being forced to take her only pair of scissors away when she was little because she thought she could trim her own hair (which, as it turned out, was a very bad idea) so I guess we could say this is her own fault.
However, yesterday she managed to push through her handicap and create this unique gift for one of her friends.
It’s an old hardback book made into a purse. It cost her about $4.50 and turned out just about perfect. We found the book at a thrift store, and she got the handles and the button for the closure on sale for about $4 at Joanne Fabrics. The fabric she used to line it with was swiped from my stash.
It took her a few hours but I think now that she understands the steps and everything the next one will take an hour or less.
You can find the tutorial she used here.
Kait has still not yet embraced her crafty side. It isn’t a lack of talent as much as a lack of desire. But when she finished this project and saw how cute it turned out I think she gained a new appreciation for the hidden crafter in her and I hope now she’ll be willing to take on another project someday.
Filed under: I tried to do a project
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