Friday, 17 October 2008

A day of making

Yesterday the house-maker sent an engineer round to do the yearly check, of course hubby forgot what time he had made the appointment for so we were stuck in until he arrived. We basically pottered around doing housework and the garden until he arrived. 
Once the guy had finished we went up to do some Montessori work. One thing I find difficult about Montessori is trying to decide what to have out on the shelves. We don't have the space to put everything out but since the work choice is supposed to be the child's I feel bad in case the work he wants to use has been put away. 
How do you decide what to have on the shelves?
Well, he has had these marbles in a basket on the shelf for a while and hasn't touched them recently so I was going to swap them for something else, then, yesterday he got them out and then decided he didn't want to use the sorting container they were with and went and got these coloured stacking cups out. He sat for 45 minutes sorting the colours using the spoon, tipping them all back into the basket and doing it again. 
Apparently the green were peas, the blue were blueberries, red were cherries, yellow were lemons and white (which stayed in the basket) were tofu.
Whilst he spooned and sorted I set to work to make a new brooch, Kym asked me if I could make one in more neutral colours, I had some vintage lace my mom bought over so I had a play with it, this is what I came up with, still needs a bit of tinkering I think.

After lunch I started on Ebi-kuns halloween costume, one minute he wants to be a doctor, the next a wizard. We had a cute hat from the ¥100 shop so I got some black fabric out to make a cape, mom bought over a big bag  of ribbon, some of it was Halloween prints, so I have trimmed it with that, the sewing is done but it needs some nice gold stars painting on it, so you will have to wait for a photo....
Of course, I have a list as long as Santa's, of things I need to get done before the end of the month, so what did I do yesterday evening? Yes, threw the list to the wind and made a much needed sock monkey! It is the first time I have made one of these cheeky chappies, he turned out well, used more stuffing than I anticipated but I feel that today I must go shopping for more socks! Oh dear.

1 comment:

  1. How do you make a sock monkey??? I'd love to make one for my daughter. I'm teaching myself to sew, so any new project would be great! Could you do a tutorial??? Please??? :)

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