Mummy, I want to make a Cushion

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“Mummy, I want to MAKE something”, said the midget after finding me fiddling with my sewing machine and brushing him off with ‘in a minute’s. “Mummy… I want to sew a cushion… can you turn my sewing machine on for me?”.

And so I did. I set the machine up, and left him to get on with it.

And after several trips to fix various problems, rethread needles, untangle bobbins, and help cut the right shapes, I decided just to hang around and help him out unconditionally. Mama sewing – well, that’s what bedtimes are for, right?

He sewed a cushion. Then he wanted to sew a cushion cover “with buttons, Mummy”.

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And that is exactly what he did.

But unwilling to stop making, an idea came to him … “I’m going to make more cushions and sell them. Will you help me sell them, Mummy?”

And so two more cushions and cushion covers later…

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Ready to put online at some point.

He already impressed an aunty who has commissioned him to make her a cushion for her sitting room (how to make a seven year old stand three feet taller…), and if that wasn’t enough? Behold ::

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He is seeking more inspiration for other things he can make and sell…

Oh this boy of mine…

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10 thoughts on “Mummy, I want to make a Cushion

  1. Wow! Impressive:)One of those things, that makes you go, “I am glad I let him do that!”…I LOVE his sweater..You made it, didn’t you???? πŸ™‚ You are so talented! Its lookin’ like the apple didnt fall far from the tree!

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  2. Yes, the insane stripey sweater that ‘makes me look I’ve broken out of jail, mummy – I LOVE IT’ was made by me. A friend told him ‘you are your mother’s son’ to which he replied, ‘well, yeahhhhh’ πŸ˜‰ I hope some of my appleness doesnt get taken up by him πŸ˜‰

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