Our granddaughters Ally and Kira requested an overnighter before going back to school last week, so we decided to call it “Craft Camp.” We sewed pillowcase nightgowns and made painted fabric pillows. Ally made a mini-pillow with embroidery, and Kira made a button headband. We also enjoyed our usual play-dough, Bendaroos, Tinker toys, and fingerprint art projects, played outside, read books, cooked, and had lunch with the girls’ great-grandparents. I think we may have started a new tradition! ♥
What a great idea! They certainly looked like they enjoyed it. 🙂
Thank you! We had fun! 🙂
Beautiful grand daughters!! It’s so cool they are loving crafting too!!
Thank you! They really are sweeties! 🙂
What beautiful young ladies and so talented! I absolutely love the nightgowns and the pillows.
They are beautiful and talented young ladies. Craft camp! What a fabulous concept. It is so important to have this instruction at a young age. How lucky they are to have you an of course you to have them! Thanks for posting, I love looking at things young people are making.
Thank you, Judy! I’ve been wanting to try a “pillowcase” nightgown for a long time and it was just as easy and fun as I’d hoped. It was so sweet when they first tried them on . . . they BOTH said, “Oh! I look so beautiful!” Awwwww . . . 🙂
Thank you, Sharon! They really loved getting to use the sewing machine for the first time . . . and of course the painting! 🙂
Such cute girls. That sounds like an awesome sleepover. Wish I had thought of this when my children were a little younger! Great idea and the nightgowns and pillows turned out fabulous.
Thank you, Iris! We had a “meeting” when they first came and made a list of all the things we could do. We got through every project but two! 🙂
How wonderful to spend special time with your granddaughters! Creating memories is precious! Looks like creativity runs in the family! Thanks for sharing this! ~ Vickie
Thank you, Vickie! They love to make things with their mom and dad, too. 🙂
What a fantastic adventure with your granddaughters! Wonderful! 🙂
Thank you! They couldn’t wait to show all their goodies to their dad and mom! 🙂
You must be the best grandma ever! 🙂
That’s so sweet! But I think I had the best grandma ever, since she’s the one who taught me how to do all these things! 🙂
How lovely xx
Thank you! 🙂
I love nights like these … great memories made along with all the crafty stuff
It really was fun . . . and I’m having a crafting slumber party at my house with my grown-up cousins in a couple of months! 🙂
Perfect grandparents…they will remember this forever!!
That’s so sweet! We sure do wish all our other little ones lived nearby, too!
What fun! That’s great that you are sharing your craftiness with you grandkids.
Thank you! They’re very creative little girls, that’s for sure! 🙂
Darling nightgowns and darling granddaughters. Looks like you all had so much fun!
Thank you, Anny! They definitely had sweet dreams in their new gowns! 🙂
What a great idea and they look like they had a great time! : )
Thank you! It really was fun . . . and reminded me of overnighters with MY grandmother! 🙂
How fun! 🙂
It WAS, Danielle! I wish Katy lived close enough for craft camp!!! 🙂
I’m sure this will be a new tradition every year from now on!! You’ll have time to look for new ideas for next year. They did a great job…..and your a great gradma!! “Hugs”
Thank you, dear Kay! I know how much you enjoy your grandchildren, too. They’re such a blessing! Hugs back! 🙂
Way to go Grandma! What wonderful memories the girls will have. Not only memories, but seeds of creativity too! 🙂
Thank you, Laura! I enjoyed seeing the projects you and your granddaughter did together, too! 🙂
what gorgeous girls, and clearly they take after their crafty gran 🙂
Awwwww . . . thank you!
Brilliant! What a lovely tradition to start!!
Thank you! They already have ideas for next time! 🙂
What fun:) Looks like you all had a great time, vicky
Thank you, Vicky! Maybe we’ll try some denim tote bags next time! 🙂
What a wonderful Grandma you are to share your crafty talents with your little granddaughters. It looks like they had a great time and thanks for sharing them with us. 🙂
Thank you, Tamara! Oh, and I have “crochet with Tamara” on my list of things to do, too! I’ve almost unburied from all my writing project, so I’ll be signing up for your class first chance I get!
a wonderful tradition–can I come to the next one–I can be the eccentric all thumbs aunt
Why yes . . . we’d LOVE to have you!!! 🙂
What a lovely day Katherine, great tradition to start, thanks for sharing 🙂
Thank you, Izabel! 🙂
I’ve always done the Rent-A-Kid thing when we wanted to spend time with kids (after ours grew up and got tired of play time with Mom & Dad), so now it looks like I’ll have to start a Rent-A-Grandkid phase. Too bad my kids never got married and gave me some grandkids. But hey! I have friends with kids!! 🙂 Your granddaughters are lovely girls.
That’s a GREAT idea!!! I love it! 🙂
Use it any time – it’s not patented (yet!)!! 😆 Actually, it was my late husband’s idea, and kids just gravitated to him, so it was a Win-Win situation.
Wow, you sure crammed in a lot of fun things in a small amount of time. Lots of wonderful memories made, I am sure.
We did, Ginny! And we even got a good night’s sleep! 🙂 But we had a few things leftover on our list . . . for next time! 🙂
Oh my goodness! More things on the list? I’m sure they will be taken care of next time. And it does sound like you started a nice tradition with the girls.
pillow case night gowns! I join the chorus of readers who think that’s a great idea!
Thank you! I’ve seen them all over Pinterest and couldn’t wait to try one . . . so easy and fun . . . and a great first sewing machine project for little girls! 🙂
the best times are with your grandkids…they just love being busy …and doiing things that they can say…”I did that!”…good for you!
Thank you, Marilyn! They definitely are “busy” little gals, so I’m glad they wanted to be busy with me! 🙂
Beautiful memories you are making for the girls – God bless you!
Thank you, Antionette! 🙂
I have to admit I so admire the wonderful experiences you are having with your granddaughters and that you are sharing them with your blogging audience/friends. what special memories you are creating. ~Thea
Thank you, Thea! That’s really sweet of you. 🙂
Wow, what a great time you and the kids must have had! The cushions and nightgowns are so cute.
Thank you, Susan! 🙂
yes, what a lovely tradition to start Katherine, I would love to have a craft camp! 🙂 the nightgowns and pillows look pretty too and your granddaughters look adorable! 🙂
Thank you, Ingrid! Now I want a nightgown like this! 🙂
Ally and Kira are blessed to have you as their grandmother Katherine! My granny used to do the same when I was a child and I remember how valuable that was to me. Have a great day and take care!
That is the sweetest thing to say! Thank you! And I’m glad you had a grandmother who inspired you . . . I did, too, and I hope and pray I can be like her! 🙂
You’re the coolest Grandma ever!!!!!
Awww . . . I’m just blessed with the coolest grandkids ever! 🙂
I’m sure they feel the same way about you!!! 🙂
Great job girls! Blessings, Mtetar
They’re wonderful *students* . . . that’s for sure!!! 🙂
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