Let’s be clear. We don’t own a sewing kit. The last time we put a button on anything was in Ms. Weaver’s home-ec class in seventh grade. (We got an S for … satisfactory.)
Sew what, you ask? Well, it turns out having crayons and glue sticks around the house has put a bee in our creative bonnet.
Which is why we’re buzzing about Pincushion, an online purveyor of premium heirloom craft kits that require little to no talent but will convince even your mom you have oodles.
Choose from growth charts (animals, butterflies, a selection by Alexander Girard), wall art (birth announcements, graphic family trees), and pillows (a lion, butterfly, or hedgehog). Each project starts with a personalization pack of cutouts, embroidery floss, a needle, and detailed instructions to help you turn an already adorable piece into something truly treasured.
In fact, we think slight imperfections give the items a memorable backstory. And that’s not just a notion.
Available online at pincushiononline.com, $25-$135.
What: Decorate picture frames, make straw flowers, and transform recycled materials into masterpieces.
Why: The ecofriendly projects get them pumped for Earth Day.
When: Mon.-Fri., 1-2 p.m.
Where: Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Rd., Roswell (770-992-2055). Adults and teens, $8; children 3-12, $5; under 3, free.
Beauty and the Beast
What: The classic tale gets an urban twist, replete with alley cats and dancing mops.
Why: Worldly babes appreciate Spanish sprinkled into the script.
When: Thurs.-May 29.
Where: Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. NW, Midtown. Tickets at 404-873-3391 or online at tickets.puppet.org. Adults and children, $16.
What: Catch a free show by the Radio Disney Road Crew.
Why: Wiggle to tunes and make masks, too.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Town Center at Cobb, 400 Ernest W. Barrett Pkwy., center court (770-424-9486).
Photo: Courtesy of Pincushion