|Photo credit: Lizzie|
I'm going to share a couple birthday gifts I made for my granddaughters this year. First, I made this flying squirrel for Verity following these instructions by Abby Glassenberg, who blogs at While She Naps. Verity's actual birthday is August 31, so I will be popping this in the mail very soon. (We gave her most of her presents at the birthday party, but I didn't get this made in time.)
The instructions were clear and easy to follow. I made this in an afternoon. Now that I've made one, I should be able to go faster if I decide to make more. I needed a quick project because I decided to make Arane a busy book for her birthday, and I did not count the time costs of that project! I spent (many enjoyable) hours and hours putting it together, which left little time for anything else. Want to see it?
Here's the cover:
|I bought the letters and flowers pre-cut.|
This is a magnetic fishing game and it was a big hit! The red bag is a storage pouch. I made the fishing pole with a chopstick, which I cut it to the right length with a pair of gardening clippers and sanded the rough edge with an emery board. The hook has a magnet inside and the fish have paperclips.
|More pre-cut flowers . . .|
|Arane's pink boots, her favorite footwear, also great for going down to the pond|