Reub's journey

22 December 2016

Playing the elf

I love Christmas. I like the hubbub of it: cookies baking, the warm house aglow with lights, the fresh tree in the living room. I love the generous spirit which never lasts long enough.




I've been playing the elf, making things for 3 small grandsons. Here is a campfire created out of felt and paper for the oldest, who just turned five.


Detachable flames! Why not. And of course, marshmallows.




For the 2 1/2 year old:  fish, with metal rings and paperclips sewn into their mouths.



 Because if your only lure is a magnet, how else can you catch them?



 
A fish pond.




For the youngest: wee blueberry muffins to "bake" in his little kitchen.



 He needs ingredients. Here is some pasta and broccoli. Had to stitch the noodles together so they wouldn't end up all over the house.



The process is closely regarded.




 Potatoes.



Finally, a bunch of carrots, a few eggs, and a little shopping bag to keep things in. I might be done.

The making of all of this stuff has been great entertainment. Not sure how it will go over. "Wahooo I got some potatoes!!!" said no one ever. But it really doesn't matter because I've had my own fun with it. And that's good enough for me.


22 comments:

  1. Love all of it, especially the eggs. Wish I had your creativity.

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  2. Amazing - makes me wish I was a kid again!

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    1. Me too. Although I found myself playing with my food anyhow.

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  3. Kind of odd in a delightful sort of way.

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  4. aren't you the clever one! those are so cute! and the fun IS in the making, at least for us grownups but I bet your little ones will be thrilled. my little ones are all grown up, the youngest grandchild will be 16 in February.

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    1. Not SO clever. I got the idea to do this that and the other thing, then looked to see how others had already done them. I only made a few modifications.

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  5. Oh your gifts are so colorful and creative! I love them! So much better than anything you can buy in the store.

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    1. They were so colorful. And best of all, the little boys really did like them.

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  6. You are so beautifully creative. How I love these. Your grands will too.

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    1. Oh my gosh Hilary, you should have seen them dive into playing. They decided to "cook" the fish over the fire. :D I hadn't thought of that.

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    1. (:
      Well, just when I think I have a unique idea I see that many others already thought of it. That's not all bad. SO many ideas on the internet.

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  8. Very creative and destined to never be forgoten. I can hear the memories being told decades from now; " And she loved me soo much that she hand sewed, etc, etc"
    Well done!

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    1. Thanks! I have wondered just how long these little fish will last. There are 15 of them. Maybe some day 20 years from now one or two will survive in a dresser drawer somewhere.

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  9. Still as clever and creative as ever! What fun for the kids. Hope you have a great new year ahead.

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    1. Thanks Gail. Good to see you again!

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  10. Very creative, well done. Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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  11. Oh your gifts are so colorful and creative! I love them! So much better than anything you can buy in the store.


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