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Avery Elle Mother/Daughter project...

Hello there.  Sorry it's been so quiet around here!  I needed to step away from the blog for a bit to focus on some other things, but I'm happy to say it should be a bit busier around here for the next week or two.  

Today I have something kind of fun to share with you.  Jamie from Avery Elle knows I have a daughter that loves to craft, so she asked if we would be her guests on the Avery Elle blog this week in honor of Mother's day.  She offered to let us select an Avery Elle stamp set or two of our choice and each create a project using them.  Of course we couldn't pass that up!  

When I asked my daughter if she thought that sounded like fun, she said sure...but only if she could make something out of fabric instead of paper.  Ack!  I know right?  I'll win her over to the paper dark side yet, but as of now, she is 9 going on 19...and totally into fabric and fashion and sewing all kinds of cute things for her American Girl doll.  I've been working at teaching her to sew for the past year and a half and I'm amazed at how much she can do herself.  Most of the time we do it together though...I do most of the pinning and pressing and she does the actual sewing.  We have lots of fun together...usually with some really loud, obnoxious kid bop musing blaring in the background.  :-)  Whatever makes her happy and gets her in here to spend time with me.  

So I'm here to show off what we created together using Avery Elle's Funky Monkey set....


We worked together to make some jammies for McKenna, complete with an iron-on created from that adorable monkey image in the set.  I gave her a lesson on masking (for the headphones) and she thought that was pretty cool...see...I'm working on getting her over here to the paper crafting world.  She used the Hero Arts Neon inks for her monkey.  For more details on creating a fabric iron-on using stamps, see THIS post.  And keeping with the jungle theme, we stitched up some neon green leopard print jammie pants to go with it.  


My daughter loves to give the doll clothes she makes as birthday gifts to her friends, so this is a fun way to coordinate the gift and the card!  Here is my contribution to our co-op project - a card using the Funky Monkey set.  These little monkeys are just the cutest thing and the funny thing is, one of our younger daughter's many nick-names is Funky Monkey...just like the name of this stamp set.  


I hung a couple of the monkeys from some branches (also from the Funky Monkey set) and gave them each a little party hat.  The streamers in the background as well as the sentiment are from the Avery Elle Celebrate set.  


Do you love to craft with your kids too?  It's such a fun way to spend time together.  Thanks for having us on the Avery Elle blog today, Jamie...it was a great excuse to spend some time crafting together!