Kraftwork this Thursday


If you live in Atlanta, be sure to come out this Thursday for Kraftwork at Young Blood Gallery from 7-10pm.  This event takes place on the first Thursday of each month and is sponsored by the Indie Craft Experience.

This week, I will be there with my six-year-old who has designed her very own set of animal softies, Eva’s Art Sewing.  Around the beginning of the year, she started asking me (repeatedly) if she could have a job.  So we came up with this plan.  She’s the designer and I’m the laborer.  I wanted to encourage her entrepreneurial spirit, so we’re donating half of the proceeds to the World Wildlife Fund and I’m letting her keep half to buy art supplies.  We would really love it if you can come out to see us!

Here’s a photo of her horse.  She drew the design, then I digitized it for the embroidery machine, we sewed it and stuffed it.  Eva created the background scenery for this photo.


20 comments to Kraftwork this Thursday

  • Sigh, I’m only an hour from ATL but I have a committment already on Thursday nights. Your daughter did a great job!

  • Wish I was in Atlanta, I’d be there for sure! Good luck to your daughter 🙂

  • I’m not in the Atlanta area but I’m sending this to my friend and sister-in-law who are!
    Will this be going on through the summer as well?
    I LOVE the little horse and the patient mummy who’s fostering this new entrepreneur!

  • All my best to you and your daughter! What a fantastic way to encourage her and include her in your creative life! Unfortunately, I’m up north in the Boston Area. Cheers to you 🙂

  • Heather

    What a crafty little girl! Well done to the Mother/Daughter team!

  • I love the horse. I bet she is so proud to see her ideas come to life.

  • that’s so awesome. She’s talented like Mother I see! I wish I lived in Atlanta so I could be there

  • I love it! The “back drop” adds a lot of charm to an already charming horse!

  • Simone

    Eva’s designs are awesome and you are so great to encourage her budding aspirations as an artist! I’ll see you both Thursday night.

  • liz

    This is really, really cool! I’m in Boston, just came across your blog last week and am pretty obsessed. My BFF is in that area – we are both artist moms and she would love this.
    GREAT idea with your daughter, I love the industrious nature she has, must get it from mom!

  • This is such a special idea, I’m sure the horse will be treasured. Thanks for sharing him with us. Love the background sketch s well.

  • lori

    you both did a very nice job. I really like the horse

  • this is soooo gorgeous and great way tohave mum and daughter interact !!!! such a creative spirit you are!!! hope you get lots of visitors at the show!!! sorry I live too far away or I would be there!!!

  • I love your collaboration with your daughter for so many reasons! Thanks for inspiring us all so consistently. Your new updates are fabulous and I could spend hours in your sidebar… it’s actually a bit dangerous!

  • Tifani

    I’m still in Jackson, so I can’t make it, but I’m sending the info to my friend Mary (owner of Confessions of a Craft Addict) who will love it.

  • I wish I lived nearby, I would be there in a heartbeat! Like mayaluna, I love this for many reasons: It is teaching your daughter about entrepreneurship, craft, and following through with ideas, but also about giving back (donating 1/2 to WWF!) and saving (for art supplies!) – LOVE IT.

  • THIS is AWESOME. She could sell them on etsy. They are wonderful!

  • That is soooo cute! Such a sweet smile 🙂

  • nikki

    How proud we are to have Eva as a student at our school! I have a parent education evening tonight, but will try to stop by afterwards. Congratulations, Eva! Very cool.

  • Very very nice !…
    Drawing and making a simple kid’s idea !…

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