~ aina knitted a bear! ~

04 June 2012

craft day with the kids (dog included)

aina got this spool-knitting bear kit on her 3rd birthday… or was it Christmas? it was a while ago and all i remember was Noushka, who gave the gift, realized that this kit was for 8 years old and above, not long after aina opened the package.

so, it took her almost 2 years to actually finished the bear. she made the body not long after she got the kit, and left the kit alone for… well, almost two years. a few days ago, she found the kit under her pile of crafts. since then, she had been nagging me to buy doll fillings so that she can finish the bear.

we bought the filling, and she immediately started to work on it.

aina knitted a bear

all she needed was to knit the limbs, sew them into the body and paste the face.

aina knitted a bear
aina knitted a bear

this spool-knitting thing is fun. it makes knitting in rounds much easier for kids. and you can even make your own spool, if you’re crafty enough. aina got a hang of it very quickly, even back when she was only 3 years old. and she was very proud that she can “knit”, like her mom :)

aina knitted a bear

after knitting all the limbs, she had to make the neck by tying a braided yarn on to the body, dividing the head and the body. so first, braid the yarn. she’s been soooo into braiding lately (my hair is her practice tool), so she had no problem with this.

aina knitted a bear
koda is watching
koda wanted to join, so she practically sat on my lap the whole time we were crafting.

since the face parts are small and rather delicate, i helped aina by cutting the felt into shapes of the eyes, nose, mouth and ears. and while i was busy cutting, she tried to sew the arms and legs… but i had to help her on that too, because it seems like “sewing” for her is straight stitch. that doesn’t work for attaching stuff.

aina knitted a bear
aina knitted a bear
aina knitted a bear

the bear had started to have some shapes after the limbs were attached. and the last part was just glueing the face and ears. aina can do that herself :)

aina knitted a bear
aina knitted a bear

after waiting for about an hour or two for the glue to dry (which was basically the most painful part of crafting for aina)… and viola! the bear is done!

aina knitted a bear
aina knitted a bear
aina knitted a bear

~ comment (14) ~

achirnya selesei juga……

maudy pojoh kamarga | 8 June 2012 - 12:18 | reply

haha, iyaaa… untung ga usah nunggu ampe umur 8 taun :D

thalia | 8 June 2012 - 01:24 | reply

aiiiiii….. pinter amat! lucu beruangnya, idungnya kayak idung aina :-)

chili | 8 June 2012 - 12:20 | reply

hihihi, beruangnya langsing… kata aina, idungnya gede banget ya?

thalia | 8 June 2012 - 01:25 | reply

ainaaaaa ajarin dong :D
pinter banget ya aina, binggi …

Sidta | 8 June 2012 - 06:49 | reply

hayuuuuk! tapi pake spool itu jadi gampang banget lho bikinnya! :D

thalia | 9 June 2012 - 12:22 | reply

sukaaaa banget ama foto Aina terakhir. Nanti kalo ketemu mau dooong diajariiiiiin :D

nyanya | 9 June 2012 - 12:54 | reply

lagi kecapekan tuh, makanya mukanya ga aneh2 dan dibadut2in, hehe. yuk, bikin yuk! spoolnya gampang tuh bikinnya :D

thalia | 9 June 2012 - 10:04 | reply

awwwwwhhh smart little girl!!!! hats off to you!!

Jeanette | 11 June 2012 - 11:13 | reply

hihihi, thank you tante jeanette! :D

aina | 11 June 2012 - 10:54 | reply

Baru baca, ketinggalan….Aina suka jahit ya? bagus…

mimi | 22 June 2012 - 04:24 | reply

hehe, dia suka ikut2an main benang :)

thalia | 22 June 2012 - 11:07 | reply

tante ngiriii sama aina..:)
salah satu resolusi taun ini yg blm kecapai “knitting”

irma | 23 June 2012 - 10:12 | reply

hihihi, masih ada 6 bulan lagi kok :D

thalia | 23 June 2012 - 11:53 | reply