M’s birthday was earlier this week and what she really wanted was fabric and things to sew. Now I have a very trusty old (almost 50 years now) Husqvarna sewing machine. It still works and is basically an extreme good machine (it needs a service though), but one thing it isn’t, is child friendly. So they can not operate it, and it is so heavy that even I find it a task to get it out and running.
Last week we were at IKEA to buy storage things and then we saw this little sewing machine, that just seemed right for M. The price was right too, so now M has her own sewing machine. She has been going at it every night since her birthday and is very very happy. She will get a fat bundle of fabric for Christmas (until now it has been bits and pieces of fabric I had left over) and we will do some easy quilting but this is hopefully a good present for a 9 year old very interested in making things….(she also made an electronic die at school so her scope is wide….)