Yesterday my children were all bored, really BORED. I don't see it as part my job as a mother to solve boredom. I don't entertain my children either, school holidays are not spent going on endless outings. Boredom is not life threatening and in my opinion should be solved by the sufferer. So I ignore all complaints of boredom beyond the obvious suggestions of doing homework and tidying their rooms.
My daughter announced she was bored about six times during yesterday morning before finally coming up with a plan to combat it. 'I am going to sew a cushion' she said. Luckily she is well-stocked with craft supplies and is old enough to get on with things by herself.
I hadn't realised how many goodies she had in her craft box. I was wanting some buttons only the other day...
Here's how she made her little cushion.
Stitch the sides remembering to leave one side open for stuffing.
Add a face made from buttons and a glued on mouth.
Finally stuff with cotton wool and sew up the side.
She's busy making another one now- a monster in green felt. She has modified her original method a little. This time she is sewing the face before sewing up the sides as it was a little tricky to fasten off the buttons from the inside of the cushion. Learning from experience.
After the crafting was finished the snow came and boredom was well and truly conquered.
Another cushion finished
Look, stitching so fast her hands are a blur!
And now we're ensconced on the sofa ready to watch Nanny McPhee, suggested by me because if I remember rightly it includes some rather lovely crocheted blankets (and the rather lovely Colin Firth) :o)
Have a wonderful weekend everybody.