Sunday, June 11, 2017

Kai's Latest Interest... Sewing!

As you know by now, Kai loves plushies. He also loves to draw.

His latest interest sort of combines these two loves as he has started to create his own plushies.

He came up with the idea and I suggested that he ask Mom to teach him to sew. She showed him the basics and got him started.

But I was happy to see that he wanted to do most of it himself, not just to have Mom do it for him.

My wife watched him carefully, and stepped in where necessary to clean things up or show Kai how to sew a particular part.

But after a while, he seemed to get the hang of it and worked on it largely on his own.

Though he did want Mom's help when he was starting to work on the facial features.

He had been working on it off and on for a couple weeks, and just finished it up.

Not bad for a first effort, huh?

I like that he's learning a life skill while he's having fun.


  1. Wow...that does look very nice! Looks like he had fun doing it. And a project that takes several days is a success in itself....not instant gratification. haha.

    1. Yes, he's getting good about sticking with things if it is something he is really interested in. I like that he had the idea and initiative to do this.

  2. Things become special when you do it yourself. The longer it takes, the greater the satisfaction. I agree, he is learning something valuable.

    1. When he first started, I thought he might think it was too difficult and give up or ask Mom to do it for him. So I really liked that he stuck through it and did it largely on his own. Now he wants to start on the next one.


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