Sewing and crafting are in Katie’s blood! Unfortunately, I don’t come naturally to those arts. However, I do my best to encourage Katie in her crafting and to help her find projects to try when she expresses an interest in creating something. So, when Katie developed a passion for sewing a beret, we searched the internet and discovered this website with instructions that looked easy to follow. We don’t have a sewing machine (yet!) so we had to sew it by hand, but it was very easy and turned out super cute. The instructions call for taking an old t-shirt and “upcycling” it into a cute kids’ beret. Katie sewed what she could, I sewed what she couldn’t, and I ended up sewing over her stitches to make them a little tighter so that there wouldn’t be gaps in the seam. Though Katie wasn’t quite able to do most of the project herself yet, it was a great learning experience and a bonding experience as well. Katie wears her beret whenever she can and often gets compliments on it, so we dub this project a success!