My oldest daughter, a brand new mommy, does hand stitching while nursing. She never uses a pattern and her things turn out so darling. She's made quilts for her bed and her wall. Her latest adorable creation is called a softie. Everything is hand-sewn since she doesn't leave the baby long enough to be able to thread her machine. Here's a picture of one of her "softies."
My son, the musician, is very eco-minded. He freaks out whenever I forget to bring my market bags, and will hand carry groceries before taking a plastic bag. His idea was to take the back pocket off blue jeans and repurpose it into a hipster wallet. (I use the rest of the old jeans to make rag quilts). He designed the pattern based on a tea wallet that I make. I talked him into opening his own etsy shop. Here's a picture of what he makes:
My middle daughter has made an occasional rag quilt for her friends but those were few and far between. Recently she decided to make an 8-bit "geek" quilt for a friend. I was amazed at the result:
My youngest daughter started making things with me when I first opened my etsy shop. She was a photographer and a crocheter but she tired of that pretty fast. She opened her own etsy shop last year and sold silk screened t-shirts and undies. She also wanted to try her hand at a softie baby toy. Here are some things she has made:
It makes me happy to see what all four of my kids create.