When we lived in New York my daughter was homeschooled. After the first day of 6th grade she looked at me and said, “These kids are annoying and they are wasting my time. Can I please be homeschooled?” She knew herself well enough to know it wasn’t going to work out for her in a traditional school.
When we moved to Michigan she was all set to be homeschooled until we toured the elementary school for her brother. She asked if she could just look at the middle school. Of course! The first room they showed her was the Life Skills room. There were 4-5 cooking stations and about 20 sewing machines in the room. She was in heaven. She pretty much decided right at that moment to go back to traditional school. She loved the sewing classes so much that she took them for an elective in 8th grade too.
We bought her a sewing machine for Christmas and she has continued her sewing off and on. She makes and designs small gifts for her friends and family. She has made pillows, hair bows and doll clothes.
Now she is working on Mickey ears of varying designs (in anticipation of our next Walt Disney World trip) and she is starting to make patchwork pillows. I am hoping she continues along this path and starts making some quilts.
She loves her first attempts at her Mickey Ears (above Ariel, Minnie and giraffe ears) and that in her first attempt at patchwork she got most of the corners square in the center. She is already planning her next ones and how to make them better.
Love my crafty girl!