I’m not a firm believer in men’s work and women’s work. If men want to cook and clean (more power to them). If women want to work on cars (have a great time).
I don’t feel we should limit ourselves to what society deems appropriate when it comes to what men and women’s roles should be.
Now, I do believe that each gender has things they are just naturally better at. I think God made us that way for a reason.
I also believe we are meant to be amazing; after all we are created in God’s likeness. Learning something we may have never considered before broadens who are. It allows us to see things from a new perspective.
That’s why I am super excited about today’s activity
Summer of Fun – Activity No. 10 – A Sewing Project
Since books are such a HUGE part of our lives; we decided to make FABRIC BOOKMARKS!
How fun is that, right?!
The guys took right to it. I think it was the preciseness of it all (my lil math geeks)
Sewing is something everyone needs to learn how to do (just my opinion of course)
I figure, one day my boys are going to be out on their own and won’t always have good ol’ mom to fix things for them. (that’ll be sad )
What happens when their wee one comes to them (waaay down the road of course), crying because there’s a hole in blankie? (hold on a sec, I’m having a wonderful flashback) OK! Well, they’re going to need to know how to sew, that’s what.
Sewing teaches a person some very important attributes. (yep, here it comes… that lil ‘something’ again)
- Patience – it takes time to create something wonderful. There are many things that require us to go through a process before the wonderful can happen.
- Acceptance – you might not get it right the first go; mistakes happen; sometimes you need to back-up and start again; hey it happens
- Independence – sewing tends to be an individual activity. While you can be shown how to do it, eventually, it’s all up to you to accomplish it.
We had such a good time with this activity we wanted to share more of it with you.
I’ve created a wonderful, instructional infographic for you
Just click —-> Create a fabric bookmark (1) to download and save it to your computer.
How fab is that, right?!
I hope you’re having a wonderful time here, learning new things, and getting lots of ideas!
Till next time,