so i thought i'd share pictures of something i made a long time ago. The pictures aren't the best...but you get the gist. This took me 3 months to make. I'm not a fast (or good) sewer. I will probably never attempt something like this again (at least until i have grandkids). It took me a long while after I made it to even let my kids touch it. It did, however, help wile away a long colorado winter. We had a semi-finished basement at the time that was the kids playroom....and my sewing machine was down there...so we would go down and play / sew every day. I thought at the time it was hard to get things done with the 2 small kids (Brady was 2, carson was 6 months....) I can't imagine how long this would take me with the 4 tiny kids.
So here it is in all it's glory:
(you can build a valentine and read a valentine note....and sort money stored in the pot'o'gold)
(unsnap the easter eggs and put them in the basket....make the May flowers grow....)
(unzip the ocean and look for fish....recreate the flag with velcro)
(button on the ice cream....thread the worm through the apple...)
(build a jack o lantern (there's lots of shapes, mouths, etc. all stored in a pocket at the top of the jack o lantern....velcro the feathers on the fluffy turkey...)
tie the bows on the presents.
and there you have it.