Instagram or keep up with my other blog Loose Ends, you have probably already seen this picture. I'm going to share it here anyway, I'm just that proud of her.
I carry a notebook with me everywhere I go. I seldom actually write in it, other than for work, but I always have it on me. You know, just in case. Because when I do actually have an idea or want to jot down a thought or a quote, an old crumpled receipt just won't do the trick. It also comes in handy when we are out at a restaurant and I need something to entertain Goose.
The other night we were out to dinner and she didn't want to draw on the kiddie menu that they gave her so I handed her my notebook. When I got it back from her, she had made this great sketch for a pair of earrings. She said it was supposed to be a dream catcher. I adapted her crayon drawing and made my own sketch. You can find the full tutorial for these earrings on Loose Ends Craft Blog.
I also taught her how to make earrings a couple of weeks ago. I sat her down before hand and told her that "people pay money for mom to show them how to do what I am teaching you" and that she would need to treat it just like I was her teacher at school. She did alright turning loops, it's a hard technique for most beginning beaders to grasp as adults, let along an 8 year old. I also let her try the One-Step Looper tool and she loved it. It's so easy to use!
Goose loves all manner of crafty things, just like her mama. She loved it when I showed her the post on Loose Ends and was excited that I credited her for the design. I can't wait to create more jewelry from her designs and to share with her all of my beading knowledge!