Thursday 19 March 2009

A new kind of meme

I was tagged by Rhymes and More with a new meme,

This is what you need to do. Write a review of any kids product, it can be a toy, a book or anything which you have personally used. Pass this meme to five other blogger friends
So, here we are, I bought this from the toy museum last year. It is a wooden puzzle, all the pieces are animals and Ebi-kun has enjoyed playing with it. the pieces all fit into the tray, there is a diagram on the bottom of the tray so you can match the pieces.
He has had fun making animal towers
and animal queues
and fitting them together to make his own puzzle
He also takes them out to use as animals for a zoo to go with his train track, some of the pieces slide into each other so you can actually build more complicated structures, it is an open ended toy and pushes him to use his imagination, all pluses for me. If I have to knock it for anything, I would have liked the wood to be stained, rather than painted, that said, the paint hasn't chipped as of yet.
And so, I will tag the following...

We had another busy day yesterday, we went to the post office, I picked up some really cool stamps for the postcard swap! Then we had to go to the park for another hour and a half of football training (Ebi-kuns words not mine), since daddy-ebi took him to the footie two weeks ago he has been footie mad! 
The weather was lovely, so we pottered around in the garden and had lunch out on the steps, it feels like spring is here. When Ebi-kun took his nap, I whipped up this pillow case, I was actually trying out a technique for putting in the zip. My Japanese teacher asked be to make her 4 new zabuton covers (the big cushions you sit on), when I told my friend, she asked me to make her some too. 
Of course, in good Jo style, I agreed to make them before even thinking about whether I actually could make them - can't be hard now can it? So, this was the test cover, all worked fine, did the first one for my friend, got it all finished, put the zabuton in and the ******* zip broke, even hubby - mender of all things broken couldn't fix it. Aggghhh. Looks like I will have to cut the zip out and hand sew a new one in, I am not a happy bunny.

At least I have a nice new pillow for our bedroom :o)


  1. What a wonderful basic, but so flexible toy! Thanks for sharing...

  2. we have that puzzle, too! i think it was a gift, because i can't remember where we got it.

    pretty pillow!

  3. sorry Jo I had to laugh when I read the ******* zip broke. All those ****** asterices? asterixes? made me really feel your pain.

    cool toy!

  4. hello jojoebi!

    What do you know, you won my giveaway! Please email me your addy! Congrats!!

  5. looks cool...wonder if we get this here in india.

    and thanks for continuing the meme:)

  6. That puzzle looks awesome! I just played along on yesterday's post...


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