Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Time Out for Crafts!
Acorn people and peanut jalopies . . . the creations of our grandchildren and myself! I've always enjoyed doing simple crafts with them, and we've made some happy memories around the kitchen table or sitting at the bar.
It doesn't take lots of "stuff" to make memories or fun projects. The little cars were made with raw peanuts, cheerios, toothpicks and glue. And the acorn people just needed faces drawn on them. The best part, however was walking down to the big oak tree by the pond and picking up the largest acorns that had fallen to the ground. Almost waited too late; the squirrels had eaten - or hidden - almost of all the acorns!
The floral frog that you see in the photo belonged to my mother and is probably as old as I am - or maybe older. We never had fancy vases, so I'm sure it fit into the top of a Mason jar to hold a bouquet of flowers. So, the memories involved in this pic go back a few years!
The grandkids are getting older now, and so their tastes in "crafty" stuff have changed. The boys are into putting models together, building things with complicated, "newfangled" Legos, and other mind-boggling projects. The girls are crocheting, knitting, embroidering . . . things they'll have to teach me! Now that'll be a memory-making, try-not-to-laugh-at-Nana time . . . 'cause I'm all thumbs when it comes to using needles!
Maybe I'll stick to using acorns, peanuts, cheerios . . . things that don't come with pages of instructions!