Sunday, November 30, 2008
I love wood items, and wood kids toys and playthings make me especially happy. I got these items from caseys wood products and LOVE them. I got a whole assortment of things: spools, clothespins (for hanging up 'laundry') , eggs, beads to string, clothespins to make clothespin dolls, large rings to make fairy rings out of, wooden 'people'....you get the idea. So some of these things will find their way under the tree this year, some will be made into presents through the year for our little friends, some I will dole out here and there to my kiddos. Last night I couldn't resist dumping all of it into the gorgeous made in Vermont wood bowl that I got for cheap at a garage sale somewhere. Oh yes, it made me very happy!
Posted by Sparrow at Sunday, November 30, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
I snapped this picture recently of our dining room and the activity that goes on there. Very rarely is there nothing on this table--usually there's a mix of craft projects and items and school papers and cups and sticky fingerprints and...you get the idea!
My lovely midwife visited this morning for a bit and asked how I was doing (amidst my middle 2 asking me for help with various things while we were trying to talk), and I sighed and said 'oh...fine...yes, really...' I wasn't very convincing! But I'm trying to enjoy these days (and mostly I do!) and know that the work of my heart and hands makes a difference.
We made some a few weeks ago, using up some flannel that was given to me and wrapped around a piece of foam core. Then we cut shapes out of inexpensive acrylic felt. The kids played with these (we made 2) for a long time. We made a summer scene, a fall scene, and we can make winter scenes here soon...