Nurturing a Home Culture of Creativity

by Robin on November 11, 2011 in Announcements, Creativity, Home Culture, Sewing

One of the things that I did with my girls when they were young was to encourage them to keep their hands busy. I wanted them to be productive and make good use of their time. So whenever I was reading aloud to them I would have them draw, sew, crochet, play with legos, knit or whatever they could come up with.

Learning to sew and create new things can help our daughters learn to be diligent and productive. It can become a creative outlet that will bless them and others for years to come.

It has become a part of our family culture, to be busy with our hands. Keeping our hands “busy” has been a wonderful way for us to learn and grow together in creativity as well as very helpful skills.  One of our latest creative projects has turned into a new business that I  would like to introduce you to – Clementine Pattern Co.

We offer embroidery patterns that are printed directly onto 100% cotton panels. The patterns will vary in difficulty and will feature Breezy’s designs along with encouraging words or Scripture. (Coming soon: more cotton embroidery patterns as well as PDF patterns!)

Take a peek at the Clementine Pattern Co. shop now!

There are countless ways to encourage our daughters in creativity and I would love for you to share in a comment below some of the ways that you are learning to do that in your family!

*On another note, I am hosting a give-away of True Christian Motherhood
on my blog now through Monday evening.*

Robin

Married to Rob for 32 years and mother to Breezy and Emily Rose. A sinner saved by Grace, loves making her home a warm and inviting place to live and create in. Maker, gluten-free baker, and manager of several home businesses - Noble Rose Press, Clementine Pattern Co., and The Breezy Tulip Studio. You can find her at her brand new blog MamaShire.com.

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Jo November 11, 2011

I was taught to embrodier as a child and have only returned to it recently as an adult. I just love the very first design and it looks quite easy to. I must check these out and hopefully they can be posted to Australia. Both boys and girls (I only have sons) should be encouraged to be creative, creative minds also allows them to better problem solve ( great for running a home) and try new things.

Robin November 11, 2011

Thank you, Jo. Shipping to Australia is no problem, it will be on its way soon!

Jo November 12, 2011

And I can’t wait!!!!!!

Megan November 11, 2011

The patterns are beautiful. Can’t wait to order. I have a question. At what age did you let your girls have a needle to do these sort of crafts? I have a six year old and although she is asking to do these things- I am a little nervous. Am I holding her back by not letting her try it?

Robin November 11, 2011

I let my daughters use sewing needles at a fairly young age, but I also taught them to respect the damage they could cause also. I did make them sit on the floor and sit still while they were practicing making stitches on their own. I would also have them sit still beside me and practice stitches, but no running around while we were stitching. I wrote a post about when I made their first sewing boxes for them at ages 5 and 3 on my blog. You can read it at this link.

Megan November 12, 2011

Thanks Robin! That’s just the encouragement I needed. Will make my daughter a little sewing kit this week. 🙂

Barb S. November 11, 2011

Wow! Very exciting. I absolutely love that Give Thanks above! And can’t wait to see Breezy’s patterns. They should be amazing considering what talent she has!

Danielle November 11, 2011

Lovely! I saw a sneak peak yesterday on Emily’s blog:-) My little girl is only two but she loves to pretent crochet with me… maybe she can pretend to sew!

Miss Jen November 11, 2011

Love!!! ♥♥♥♥♥

Rhonda November 11, 2011

I knew you did this post before I even saw your name under the title! You and your girls are some of the most creative people I know–your new company sounds wonderful too:)

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