I feel like I am a long way from catching up, though. We seem to have spent most of 2011 taking the cars in repeatedly for repair. Rather annoyingly most of the repairs were on the car that we were looking to replace. Was one more week of health that much to ask of it?? Still, we now have a new (to us, not new new) car... and that's when the computer decided to have a funny spell...
A wee school project meant that my son and I did get to squeeze in a little crafting time. After writing a report on an animal, he then had to do a creative project about his animal, such as a mask, a diorama (still not sure what that is), a puppet, a picture, a sculpture etc. After a quick web search for inspiration, my son proceeded to ignore all of my subtle attempts to steer him in any direction and decided that he wanted to make a wood and string puppet.
Ok. Well, this is what we came up with. I did the drilling. He did all of the painting etc. All the knots were a little fiddly, though, so I ended up doing a lot of the actual assembly.
That's when I decided that we should try another project, where he is the one doing ALL of the work. So a hand puppet it was.
He has done a little bit of embroidery before, but I thought that he did a really good job with his first attempt at sewing. The stitching is a little wonky - and he decided to draw the mouth and eyes on, rather than embroider it - but still. Oh, hopefully you can tell that his animal was a lion.
Valentine's day came and went, so more of our broken crayons disappeared into the oven. .
I used an ice cube tray this time - melting the crayons first, then pouring them into the mould. It worked ok, but I preferred using the oven-safe cupcake mould (that a certain husband threw out by mistake...).
A pebble baby vest was a quick knit. My version (ravelry link) was a little smaller than the pattern's stated size, but that's a good thing, as the wee baby that I knitted it for is a teeny tiny 2 pounder.
That's about it on the crafting front. It's been weeks since I last dragged my poor sewing machine out. There's not even going to be a translation of the day today - I've run out of time. My daughter has lost her glasses, homework needs to be started and I haven't even begun making the promised stew for dinner yet. Hopefully I'll remember to plug the slow cooker in this time...
Take care all.