Thursday, December 08, 2005
'Tis The Season To Get All Crafty
Want to see what we've been working on? My girl is turning out to be quite the little crafty queen, think Martha Stewart but without the rap sheet and learning to be a little nicer to her people.
Courtesy of the local parks and recreation department Ava had a delightful time making a "real" gingerbread house. That is until she fell off the stool washing her hands at the end. The helpful employee got quite the earful when he tried to help her recover...yikes she has wicked lungs. Among the practical preschool set these days gingerbread has been replaced with graham crackers and the house is built around a little milk carton for stability...cheating or experienced realism, you can be the judge.
See the off scale marshmallow chimney? Her idea. See the fruit loop smoke coming out of the top? My idea. We did better with the gumdrop/pretzel lightpost. We copied that from someone else at the table. I wanted to try to make a chubby little elf out of left over M&M's but my idea was nix'd.
Now here is what I've been up to.
I am hoping preschool teachers will be happy with homemade book/tote bags. It's all about the fringe. The pink one is a tap dancing bag for one of Ava's friends who has a birthday this month. Like the Asian flair material? Me too, except it is a chore to work with. Give me the corduroy and chenilles any day.
So who is going to clean up all this decorating and my sewing room after Christmas is what I want to know?