Today I spent the afternoon teaching my little brother to sew. And by "little" I mean "completely grown-up adult who just happens to be two years younger than I am". So you know, little.
A couple of weeks ago he e-mailed me and said "you'll never believe what I'm going to ask you." and then asked if I could teach him to sew. Which of course is music to my ears. Apparently he wants to eventually be able to make puppets and sew his own cosplay costumes. (I know, over six feet tall and a total geek? Sorry ladies, he's taken. wink, wink.)
We left out the part with the little beak and comb to make it look like, well, a chook, so ours just look like pyramids. But they were super easy and super fast and very satisfying. They are filled with rice, so they have a nice fluidity too.
And then "Onca PJ" as the Little Guy calls him, had a little bit of time to play lego. Joy! (As a side note to looking at these pictures, apparently being tall has a few drawbacks. He'd better be careful or he's going to end up looking like Igor. Oh the posture!) But all in all, it was a lovely afternoon of making stuff with my not-so-little brother. Also, I can't wait to see the puppets he will make someday!