Elena has already had a couple sick days this year. How the heck do some kids go through school *never* missing a day from kinder to graduation day?? I remember a couple kids getting those awards and they really must have great immune systems!
Anyway, one of the days I held Elena out she didn’t feel that bad. She’d had a fever the day before so I kept her home per the rules. She was BORED at home all day though, so I broke out some sewing for all of us girls to do! What’s better for a sick day than Strawberry Shortcake panel dolls?!?
Thanks to a good friend C, I had this panel of Strawberry Shortcake dolls. I asked my Mom if we had these panel dolls when we were growing up because they were very familiar. She reminded me that instead she had made a little quilt for my sister out of a big panel of 4 Strawberry Shortcakes. I was close!
Elena helped me cut them out, and both girls helped me do *some* of the sewing and *some* of the stuffing:
I did have them sit on my lap for all actual sewing. I haven’t been brave enough to let the girls have at it herself yet. Julia actually took this picture of Elena on my lap!
Julia begs to push the needle-down button every time I sew. (Picture by Elena!)
Soon enough, we had Strawberry Shortcake with her kitty Custard, the baby Apple Dumpling and finally Huckleberry Pie:
OH NO! They fell! (Julia cracks me up!) Oh, and one more aside. Julia is not super-accident prone or anything. She just loves being BANDAID GIRL. (Yes, you have to shout BANDAID GIRL when you say it.)
Overall, a great day of crafting fun. Hopefully all sick days can be this good!