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Thread: A way to use some of your scraps . . .

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    A way to use some of your scraps . . .

    . . . let your 5-year-old grandson play! I was working on a baby quilt one day when he was here. He loves to be involved. "Grandma, you have so much fabric that I love!" He knows he can get scraps out of my scrap drawers, so he pulled out one piece and said,"This is the giraffe's head." He then found strips that he wanted me to sew together for the neck and showed me just how I should sew the neck and head together. Next he cut a body and showed me how to attach that to the neck. And then he found two legs and I followed his instructions to attach them to the body. And then he needed a smiley mouth and eyes on both sides of the head. And, judge for yourself, doesn't this look like a giraffe? Name:  DSC02093.JPG
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    it's a darling giraffe!!! what a fun time together
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    How cute!! Involvement starts early, and comes in many forms!!

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    Love it! A child's imagination is usually much better than ours. You might get great ideas from him.

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    Oh yes, it's a darling giraffe. Sounds like you are having a ball together.
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    so now do you make a quilt for him around that giraffe? creativity lives!
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    So cute; I love to let the little ones sew with me. The giraffe reminds me of a cat one of mine sewed.

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    I love that giraffe. make him a pillow out of it .

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    Cute and talented!
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    That is so cute, I would let him make some more then applique themand make a quilt!

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    Adorable! Might need to make him a little quilt out of it. Never know what it could lead too!

    My mom saved the first 'thing' I ever sewed from scrap fabrics I found. She brought it to me (it's some horrid crazy looking doll dress thing LOL) and it is displayed right above my cutting table. I smile everytime I see it.

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    This is just too special for words. I still have a snowman that my son made when he was three years old and when I look at it there are tears in my eyes. He is now 48. What great memories we can make. BrendaK
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    Cute! My DGK's have done some 'art' work on my design wall.
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    Sew cute!!!!!!

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    Adorable, look a perfect giraffe to me

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    How wonderful of you to involve your grandchildren in sewing, all 3 of mine are involved when they come over to visit; even the 5 year old. Love the giraffe!!!would be cute for a future applique quilt.
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    Darling..,,

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    That is an awesome giraffe. That reminds me of the time my 3 year old daughter spent hours nailing pieces of wood together and coloring it some green spots...she is now 23 and wants me to make her a giraffe quilt. She can't believe I still have her giraffe. Imagine that...

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    Sew, sew precious, that should go in a scrap book of memories! Bless you both.
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    How cute, May I suggest a wall hanging.That is just to cute.
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    You're sure a nice grandma!
    NOTE: be sure to label the final version somehow. He was so young when he created it, it'll be a wonderful souvenir.

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    He has a great imagination and I love how his giraffe turned out!
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    that is too cute!!! I let my 5 yr old son help me with sewing, but he just wants to make books. He seen me sew paper together to make a small scrapbook and he hasn't forgot. It's good to let them be creative and I bet he had a blast.
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    Future quilter in the making!! Fun times.
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