Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wool Felt Play Food

Over the past two months, I've spent most of my spare time working on felt play food to stock my niece's play kitchen.

Veggies for Christmas...

A three-layer cake with pans for her First Birthday this past weekend...

Birthday fruit...

I have a few more pieces of fruit to make then I hope to move on to some other sets for her and my boys.

I purchase my patterns on Etsy (though a more creative person could easily design her own!). My two favorite sellers are Buggabugs and UmeCrafts.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Fourth Day of Christmas

It was back to work for my husband on the Fourth Day of Christmas and the boys and I had plans to head my parents' for a few days. Unfortunately, a winter storm kept us home! A foot of snow fell in just a few hours! We had a nice day anyway, and were able to play outside and shovel the walk in the afternoon.

The Bilibo is one of our most open-ended toys. It is perfect for using as a scoop, sled, or shovel and also makes perfectly domed snow-creations!

Sidekick attempting to shovel the driveway, or in as he insisted, "snowblowing."

A ride in the sled for the little guy.

Third Day of Christmas

After a morning at church, I was able to leave the boys in the hands of their dad and run some after-Christmas errands. I battled the crowds (worse than before the holiday!) at the mall to do some returns and exchanges. The boys spent most the afternoon playing outside in the snow and helping my husband install another one of our garage door openers.