Combining Toys

January 11, 2012 § 3 Comments

My kids were working together on something. I walked away after seeing this started. I was really excited to see where they took it. I also provided some green fabric for their cause.

After a bit of time, I got called back into the living room to see their work. Look what they made!

It reminds me of the I Spy books. See how many objects you can find!

This is how my kids play. After they’ve exhausted the play of a toy, it gets sucked in with all the other toys in an order I don’t pretend to understand.

There is order to their madness and it’s exciting. Don’t you dare move any part of their collage. It’s all part of a puzzle.

One of their new toys is a dollhouse that you can change into anything you want. It can start as a house then transform into a spaceship or a shelter like you can see in the picture above. After I took this picture, it became the home of two little fairies with beautiful fabric from my daughter’s sewing basket for rugs.

The one thing I suggested was to use the fabric letters my mom made for the kids a couple of years ago. They put them under some of the fabric to create mountains in their landscape.

After seeing the way that they played with their toys, I am eager to make some peg people for their little world. They could also use some miniature furniture. As soon as I can, I’m going to make my way to a craft store and investigate the woodworking area to see what I can create for them. Plus, with Ayyam-i-Ha coming soon, I have some tangible ideas for gifts for them.

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Knitting Cases

January 3, 2012 § 6 Comments

My friend M loaned me her sewing machine so I could finish a Podegi. After it was done, I sorta went crazy and without really thinking about it, made 3 cases for my knitting and crochet needles. I’ve been on the lookout for cases like these for a while and more recently posted something about them on this blog.

I finished a crochet needle case

The circular needle case

The DPN (double pointed needle) case

Organizing isn’t on my to-do list for 2012, but there you go. I’ve been wanting to do something like this forever and now that I know I won’t have a sewing machine I guess I figured I should get it done. Thanks to M!

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