Thursday, June 21, 2012

Thursday Favorites Blog Hop: The Next Generation

Are you mentoring anyone? I was asked that the other day by a friend who was lamenting that we don't seem to teach our children how to make things from scratch or teach them how to sew, or craft, or knit like our moms and grandmothers did. 

I noticed my daughter kept hanging around the bead table asking if she could help? Usually the answer was "sure can you grab that thread for me?" or "would you mind sorting these beads for me?" But this question from my friend was bothering me. And I decided it was time to do something about it. I started a simple beaded peyote bracelet and showed my daughter what I was doing and spilled the beads in front of her .. then let her at it.


Look at the concentration on her face. It might take a few times to get that stitch straight, but look at her go. The next beading generation? 

Then the funny thing was that within a day's time I saw the exact same post on my friend Thea's blog. Thea over at BabyCocktails is a popular knitter, and someone I've known for a long time. Her post was exactly what was going on in my house. She has the next generation knitter going to town over there! It is a cute story; if you have time, stop by and read the mystery note left for Mom on her table.

So for this week's Thursday Favorites feature, I'm featuring two of my favorite next generation artists. Keep on beading and knitting girls! 

13 comments:

Duni said...

Sweet! If I had children I would definitely teach them how to sew :)
And thank you so much for the Pinterest link. Yes, I'm on there too! The door jamb idea is awesome!!

New End Studio said...

This is terrific, kids want to see how it's done and passing on your skills is wonderful!

The Artful Diva said...

It is fun to work with children. I learn a lot from them. They have no fear!

Christine Altmiller said...

this really warms my heart! seeing the younger kids getting into handmade. my daughters will string and they both have done peyote, my older daughter more often then my younger daughter. she asks me to do the first inch then she takes off with her peyote strip, adding her own embellishments. I love it! my younger daughter makes pottery. she has found her nitch in handmade and often gifts me with clay beads.

Diane said...

That is so nice. I love cooking and gardening with my grand kids. My grand daughter comes over and says "Mamal what are we going to make today". An absolute joy. I love the jewelry you craft. I Found your blog over at My Turn for Us. Have a wonderful day.

Stacy Uncorked said...

Oh I love it! I have the best time teaching my daughter things I love - and learning from her at the same time. ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog - it's nice to 'meet' you! I'm now following you. ;)

Emma said...

Its so nice to see that the time of creating hasn't been completely overruled by the rise of video games and computer games!

I hope that she enjoyed herself! Just warn her it becomes an addiction ;P lol

Emma
xXx

Miss Val's Creations said...

This is so fantastic! It is awesome seeing children be creative where so many children are overwhelmed with video games and other tehcnical devices. It is so important for them to learn these great hobbies that they may take into adulthood or it may evolve into another crafting love!

Paula J said...

Hi! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and following ~ I've just returned the ♥!

Have a great weekend :)
Paula
lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

Jessille said...

omg...i really want to sew but noone teaches me..its good u teach ur daughter
btw mind to fllw each other?
jessillesilv.blogspot.com

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My Life Under the Bus said...

Why God chose to tantalize me with beads then give me 4 boys I'll never know....they liked them when they were little but now look at me like I am crazy if I ask them if they want to try....sigh. My youngest thought will play with the recycling until he comes up with something new!

Thea said...

How lame am I that I JUST saw this???

The girls will have to hang and craft when they get together in the future, right?? (But has Zoe picked this back up AT ALL? You guess....)

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