Wednesday Craft Wrap

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Hello again, lotsa fun was had this last week in our house with creativeness. Here is a few bits and bobs from the week that was. 🙂

Miss K has been missing her baby from her sylvanian families set for months. She had stopped playing with them because it was her favourite character. We decided to go against the previous rule of not replacing toys and we replaced it yesterday. I don’t actually know why we had that rule to begin with, I think it was something to do with trying to teach the kids to value their toys. That idea is almost funny with this mob as they so rarely break anything that it becomes a problem trying to keep the toys to a manageable amount because nothing can be thrown out due to breakage. Anyway, she was stoked and has played with it and the rest of her sylvanian stuff once again.

We also put up the Christmas tree yesterday. Yeah, a little early I know, but who really cares. Random fact, there’s no such thing as a sylvanian Christmas tree so we decided to make one. Found this tiny model pine tree at the hobby shop in the trains section while we were out. Beads, bottle cap with a hole and some crochet twine and we had that problem solved. Even made gifts with coloured in MAB unit blocks and some washi tape. The mini bunting was washi tape too just cause I go overboard like that. I probably shouldn’t mention the twine wreath for the front sylvanian door at this point either or you’ll think me a bit whacky… Miss K loved it.

Seen as how the tree went up early we were inspired to make some decorations. Middle miss and I were wandering around online and found these cute beaded snowflakes on pinterest so decided to make our own to add to the tree. They are very twinklee and sparklee when the lights shine on them 🙂

Middle miss has also been drawing various styles of Miku this last week from her collection of pinterest anime bits, she even made a clay one cause she is super random like that. Oh that reminds me, we need to get some refill’s for her skin tone copic markers which could have had something to do with her switching mediums. I don’t think she can breath without creating something.

Two felting projects this week, one was a bowl that I’m still beading the edge of as you can see. The other was a failed attempt at felting soap without the use of a stocking. Discovered it’s way hard without that and totally doesn’t work, so it became a juggling ball as it is quite satisfying forcibly smooshing a failed project into a pretty ball for the kids to play with. I think it would make a better story ball, you know, that whacky game where you start a story, toss to the next person to continue into obscurity and giggles. I reckon if you miss catching this one, the hurt is less than the big ball we usually use so your part of the story doesn’t start with Owch! 😉

Anyway, hope you are all having a creative fun week. Thanks for reading.

Becca.

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4 thoughts on “Wednesday Craft Wrap

  1. Awesome crafts. I have so many leftover beads from my jewellery days so will make some snowflakes – thanks for the ideas. I have been practising my crochet skills and made a little flower the other day randomly by accident and trial and error. I am a total beginner so very excited to have done a couple of circles too and my big square blanket still in progress. Have knitted squares for teddy bears and made a few bears up. We are about to embark on a felting project soon. And we have just done some home-made advent calendars. I have also been recycling/upcycling old jeans into bags. Having lots of fun. Well I am and the child just joins in whenever. She is totally absorbed in her Schleich world and has just made mention of those Sylvanian families. Eeeeek, I feel another collection coming on. The joy of seeing my 12 year old still totally engrossed in this kind of play is exactly the outcome I have been hoping to achieve to date. Keep them young and in the land of play for as long as possible. I am sure at school she would be getting teased by now for still playing on the floor for hours making sceneries with her animals. HOME’S COOL!

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    1. Woohoo! You go Kym 🙂 glad you liked the snowflakes. I have just learnt my 4th stitch in a year of crochet so still kinda newbee too lol. I love the sylvanian families, such a sucker for making miniatures bits as (just figured out a crochet dress for the mama cat yesterday, will post in the next craft wrap lol). It’s nice because miss K only has imagination toys. Dinky cars, duplo and the SF stuff. We have put everything else away because she is so happy with those few things, love that your young lass is into the imagination toys too. Imagination toys for the win ay. 🙂

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  2. Making Christmas cards for my stockpile, I suppose that could be creative,but not half as much as when you are sharing the project with someone else. Enjoy

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