My new friend, Carrie, of SUCH Designs, recently posted a very clever tutorial showing how to make a sweet little Lego Sewing Machine. Inspired, I showed it to my in-house Lego experts. My 10 year old came up with his own version, just for me!

Complete with spinning fly wheel, cord and plug, real thread and a “special foot for quilting”. Shown here stitching the Mariachi Minifigure’s poncho…

My son was particularly proud of the window that lights up when the button is pressed (which is a little hard to see in the photo).

He was dissatisfied with the spool, because the scale was not quite right, yet shrugged when I gently mentioned that this is a mirror image of my machine. Artistic license, of course.

I’m in love with the scene he built with it. Genie at the helm, magically sewing the tiny garment. Gosh, who wouldn’t want a tiny sewing genie? And the struggling farmer up top, tangled thread around his pitchfork….

…with the Warrior below, ready to cut the thread with his mighty sword. It’s all too good! So much imagination.

Happy Monday…have an imaginative week!