Tuesday, 21 May 2013

How Happy Does Maisie Look?

Marc sent Maisie, my guest crafter of a few days ago a mahoooosive collection of flat back gems ……. 100’s and 1,000’s of them!!
Picture1Just look at her little face!
And then bless her, she sorted them all out into colour and sizes, a job that would have sent me absolutely bonkers!!
Picture2I am a great believer of giving children things to create and make things with ….. not just great piles of computer games and dvds and toys that need batteries, they don’t have to be anything expensive …. just a few pens, paper or card, glue, scissors, old magazines and material and interesting bits and pieces.  When my kids were small … when the weather was warm I used to unravel a roll of wallpaper in the garden and give them pots of paints,  not caring less if they covered themselves as well as the paper ….. they were absorbed for hours and hours!
They always had a dressing up box too, but not filled with ready made character outfits, I used to give them a bag of pennies and we would go to the Thursday night jumble sales across the road at the church hall where they would buy the clothes and anything else that caught their imagination ….. Happy days!!!


marc said...

fab when i saw her mirror and just how lovely it was but new she need some gems i got in contact with Nan and sent them to her to give to Maisies (as i feel no child should have direct contact with a adult they dont know or get gifts with out their family being involved) i am with Helen when it comes to giving craft gifts i often punch out Extra shapes diy cuts and put them in a box i then give these to friends kids or send them to some one the thing i have found when giiving a craft gift is give glue or foam pads or glue dots glue sticks ( get them in pound shops ) as most peps have paper pens ect but not a lot keep glue i can remember being a kid and never having glue in the house and having to make flour and water glue that never worked that well so glad she liked them and a great job sorting them big love marc

tilly said...

How lovely of Mark and wow Masie..... you deserve a medal for sorting all those gems!!
Tilly x

Suze Bain said...

Well done Maisie, that was a mega sorting job! X

Sue said...

Maisie will have fun with that lot.

Twiggy said...

Oh bless, I used to mix up my Mum's button tins and spend ages sorting them all out- I've inherited them now and still enjoy having a sort out !!

Merry said...

What a very happy face Maisie, I think you will have a wonderful time with these. A lovely gesture Marc. I so agree with all those activities for the kids.