Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Numbers Match Game

I realized that both my kids are good at counting but were having trouble remembering which written number went with which. I saw similar games on blogs using clothespins for toddler spelling and thought why not?

It was super easy to put together. I cut cardstock into cards, but you could use index cards, playing cards, etc. Permanent marker on the clothespins. So far we've played that each toddler chooses a card, counts out the dots on the back, then flips it over and finds the clothespin that matches. When we finished matching all the cards we put them in order from 0 to 10.

I think our next numbers matching game will be with postit notes..

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Arrrr, Matey. Wanna Scuba?

This pumpkin is part pirate. Handmade fleece hat with iron on skull and cross bones - hopefully J will still want to be a pirate for Halloween in two weeks.

Or will he want to be a diver for buried treasure? When I came home yesterday, there had been a transformation. That kid cracks me up.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Little Weaver at the Fall Fiber Festival

As with last year, J was intrigued in the weaving tent. We all loved the fair - seeing the sheep dog trials, eating yummy lamb sausage sandwiches, and browsing the tents of wool and yarn.

I came away with this lace weight baby alpaca/silk in sky blue, destined for a shawl (still working out the details on ravelry)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Grammy Crafts: Alphabet Wall Hanging

A friend gave my mom this panel a while back and with the help of a quilting friend (mostly for the lattice hanger on the back) it is now done! And up on the wall in their room! And BEAUTIFUL. Thanks Grammy!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Winter is Coming - Scarf Edition

A while back we went to the Discovery Museum in Winchester, VA - I can highly recommend it for tiring out toddlers - and after ice cream, and crawling on cannons, we were on our way out of town when I spied a yarn shop. Never Enough Yarn, in fact. The kids said we should go check it out - and each chose a yarn for new scarves. Must get around to posting on Ravelry - I modified the Mistake Stitch Scarf (from Purl, of course) to toddler dimensions and as they say, voi - la!

One down, three to go.
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