Thursday, October 27, 2011

getting crafty

Lately I've been trying to make playtime at home more fun. I feel like Jamie and I usually do the same thing day after day, and it's pretty fun stuff (going to the park, reading stories, making towers with blocks and knocking them over, that kind of thing) so that's okay. But he's old enough now that we can do a little bit more. Last week I made homemade playdough and we have been having a lot of fun playing with it! His attention span for it only lasts about 10 minutes, but it's an awfully fun 10 minutes.
Yesterday I made some homemade finger paints too. These were fun too but less successful. The mess was HUGE after just a couple minutes . . . and then he stuck his hands in his hair. Um, yikes. Someone had an extra bath that day!
Though not for playtime, I also finished another project today: Jamie's Christmas stocking! Just 10 months late. Oh well, he had no idea what was going on last year anyway. The stitching is far from perfect, but I decided I like it that way. Gives it a more personal touch. I really enjoyed making it for him. Thomas is jealous and wants one for himself.
And just because it's cute, this is how I found Jamie during his nap the other day.
I love this boy!


  1. (by Annie's mom)

    Adorable boy! Good for you in trying to add enrichment to his life, which of course makes a difference in his life!

    Adorable Christmas stocking - I can see why Thomas would want one too! What kind of fabric is it made of? Is it sewed by machine or by hand (at least in part), and are the red things bells?

    The idea of stitching not being perfect and giving it a more personal touch, is an idea I like - and in a way (or by the same token), things being a little irregular, can also give them a little charm.

  2. (by Annie's mom)

    Oh, and about how big is Jamie's Christmas stocking?

  3. It's about the size of ours. The light green is fleece and the dark green is felt, those are jingle bells, and I sewed the whole thing by hand.