I’m feeling sick as a dog today, as I was yesterday. The grating sound of children’s television motivated me to do a craft project with my little one. I am proud that one of his growing, but still few, words is sew.
I set up the fabric markers & crayons on the floor of the craft room/office and let him go to town. He made a banana with eyes and requested I make a “cheese bar”. I haven’t finished the cheese bar but I have to say I think it’s fetching so far. Here is a photo of the banana in process.
I also made a lollipop, baked potato and a reversible spaghetti/pizza number. We just filled them with rice and sewed them up, bean bag stylie. Easy, durable, not plastic and definitely not DORA the SCREAMAH!
The wee one is giving it all a good wash below.
I have been meaning to brag tell you about a great trash score. A good friend of mine teaches (very well, I might add) at a public school in a neighboring town. They got a grant for new play kitchens and I bought a set from her at a very reasonable price. After hauling these heavy pieces to the car I saw MORE in the trash. I loaded the car with 3 complete sets (it was all that could fit, it was like a Survivor puzzle challenge). I went back but the rest had already been picked up by the big green monster. I have a set in the basement I meant to put on Craigslist before the holidays but never got around to it, am going to list soon. I think I will make the money I paid my friend back and maybe a little extra to spend on a mom’s night out! That money went to a good cause, new books for the classroom. Why the other teachers didn’t do the same I don’t know. It would have kept the stuff from the landfill, made the classrooms a little money and the playsets would have gone to good homes!
I still have to scrub some stickers off and fix up a few more handles but these are quality school grade pieces. Love them, thanks K!
Okay, now I nap.