Monday, 4 February 2013

Fussy, Fussy

Little Miss C has been wanting to learn how to fussy cut...I had been distracting her with other tasks as I didn't want her to be disappointed in her results...

Well..........Shame on me!

I forgot that Little Miss C is only 6 years old. She is a child...a child who delights in mastering the complexity of a new skill.  When you are 6, mastering the complexity of fussy cutting means you are absolutely delighted that you did not cut off any body parts of your image!!!!!

There was a look of dogged determination as she worked and at times I could hear a sharp intake of breath...I tried to appear busy with my work so she wouldn't feel self conscious or stifled.

Once done, she held it up triumphantly and said she was going to stick it on a die cut and keep it forever in her room! That box of die cuts was rifled through and the image glued down before I could suggest a slightly smaller first oval mat!

Then she decided that she would put it on her blog to share with everyone and write her blog post herself... prepared for short and it is....she is so proud!

The Pony Girl 

And here is a card she made that I posted today for her.  I use great artist license when I write her posts. Until she learns to read and write well enough to do her own, she tells me the basics of what to say and I flesh it out..
The Pony Girl - Another Pony Card



Sue said...

Awwww Mo bless her this is delightful and good for Grandpa being the first to buy it :))) hugs hun xxxxx

Jules said...

Hi Mo

I loved Little Miss C's card.

She is a natural.

It must be so lovely crafting with her.

Love Jules xx

MagsB said...

You have one very talented granddaughter! Her fussy cutting is so good (better than mine!) and the pony card is absolutely lovely!

love Mags B x

Pia S said...

Such a sweet story, and of course I've been over to leave a comment. Must admit I was REALLY surprised to see the wonderful end result. A talented little girl!

Danielle said...

So cute!

Tracy said...

She did a great job.
It is hard not to do everything for them, or suggest what to do, lol.
Good job on keeping yourself busy and let her do it on her own :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

So fun, Maureen! You two are awesome grandparents. You are making memories for a LIFEtime for her!!

Samantha Elliott said...

Great teamwork there! Miss C has done a great job of both cards and you both have the fantastic memories of these times for the future.
Hugs to you both.

Carol L said...

This is the sweetest thing ever! Watching a child blossom into a card maker has to be very rewarding for you :) She did a great job too!

Barbara said...

she did a great job! So sweet.

Mary Pat Siehl said...

too cute

Sue Althouse said...

How cute! She fussy cuts much better than I do!

Crafty Kitten said...

Hi Mo, just popped along from the CCC to say hi. Have also started following your granddaughter too, such sweet little cards.
Dawn xxx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

You are a COOOOOOL grandma xxx