Thursday, May 19, 2011

Scrappy Scarf Fashionista

How do you get a 4 year old control freak to calm down? Well if she is a fashionista have her make a scrappy scarf.
Miss Aries has been into this thing where she wants complete control of everything and everyone. I could say "Aries I'm going to give you chocolate ice cream." and I would hear "No Vanilla!" So it's all about compromises at this stage. Do I really want to spend my time fighting with a 4 year old? Not really. Do I let her take complete control? Not really. So yesterday it was compromise day. I informed her that she needed to listen to me, eat her dinner, and no arguing, in return I would help her make a scrappy scarf anyway she wanted it.
Complete agreement on that one. Win!!! I let her have at it in my scrap pile. Cutting was done by her. Fabric scrap choices - also all hers. When the sewing machine started to sew it all - she wouldn't have that either. Advising that it needed to stick together some how she informed me that I needed to sew it all together because the sewing machine was too loud. It didn't really come out the way I expected it to but does it really matter. It's her scarf, she loves it, she wears it to school, she won't take it off, and yes she is sleeping with it right now.
P.S. Sorry for the bad pics (I'm sure scarf will be sticking around awhile to take more) it has been raining here for a week or more.

3 comments:

Miss Val's Creations said...

Awww! The scarf is so sweet! Great compromising technique. :) ~Val

Carol A.Bender said...

That is a perfect scarf and solution!

Prairie Rose said...

How sweet!
You are such a great Mom,and now she is learning to be creative just like you!