Nanna had her girls for a sleepover recently and a certain rather creative 8 year old created the following project with a little coaching from her Nanna.
First up was to draw a picture. She does this all the time for me (you should see my fridge…I need more magnets) She chose to draw a fish.
Next up was to take a photo of the drawing to get it into the iPad – easy as click.
Now open up Janome AcuSketch App and import the photo if taken with iPad camera OR simply open AcuSketch app and take a pic IN the app using the little camera icon. The fish drawing then appears on the AcuSketch app screen:
Next up: sketch in the APP: no problem for our 8 year old…..she just used our lovely Janome stylus pen to trace around her fish in exactly the same way she had just drawn it with a felt tip pen. Of course, she could also have drawn it directly onto the App screen without doing the felt tip pen drawing.
Embroidery done – INSTANTLY digitized by touching one screen icon.
Now we are ready for the embroidery machine……… we need to first send this fish to the embroidery machine. Please note that ACUSKETCH APP may be used by ANY Janome embroidery machine owner…..you do not have to have one of our WIFI capable models. CAN be used with the Janome MC500E for instance. So AcuSketch APP is NOT limited to the Janome MC15000 and the Skyline S9.
Good to know, right? All you need do is email the design to yourself and then save it onto a USB stick at your computer to pop into your embroidery machine to stitch. Sure….it is easier to just send a design wirelessly out of the iPad to the Janome Mc15000 or Skyline S9 BUT AcuSketch APP CAN be used for our other embroidery machines too. Bonus!
Next up was cutting the backing fabric for the little pillow. Nanna did this as she is still a little nervous to let her little one use her rotary cutter. I have nasty visions of a severed finger tip and what I might then have to say to my daughter – imagine the horror scenario?!
Do you have any advice on teaching little ones how to safely use a rotary cutter? Or is 8 years still a little early?
Turning the pillow out to the right side and using a chopstick to poke the corners. Next was to raid Nanna’s stash of pillow stuffing and sew the hole closed.
Have you introduced a special young person to the joys of sewing?
Have you had the joy of watching creativity blossom and grow in a little loved one?
I have – and it feels so very good.
a lovely weekend with my 11 year old granddaughter not that long ago and she also made a lovely pillow with Grandma’s help Isn’t it wonderful!
It sure is: If people had told me how very special being a grandmother is, I might just have wanted to do that first before having my children?! Haha. Of course, I love my grown-up children too but being a Granny is something entirely different and very wonderful.
Thanks for responding.
Liz…..where can I find a little helper like that for this leftie 78 year old?
Sent from Joan
Karen Kay Buckley scissors as in the post. Contact Cindy at Cindy’s Threadworks – she is onVancouver Island but will ship to you, no problem. Th link to her website is also in this post.