For Xmas, I bought Mr J and P this:
Magical Menagerie by a Japanese artist, Junzo Terada.
You get 20 animal models on good quality, extra strong card and you simply pop out the pieces and fit the matching slots together. No scissors or glue needed!
|A penguin in its flat form|
So simple, in fact, that even a total dim-wit could manage it. NOT that I'm suggesting in any shape or form that Mr J and P is a dim-wit but you get my drift. It's sooooo easypeasy.
Take a look at what Mr J and P and Little Miss put together:
|The cat and its ball has to be my favourite|
|Cute monkey complete with bunch of bananas|
|A penguin (left) and peacock (right) in case there's any doubt!|
|Sweet ickle birdy wirdies|
As this activity only took minutes to do, the pair of them decided to do some mosaicing. Two Xmases ago, I bought a mosaic kit for kids whereby you can decorate small pieces of MDF to make cool coasters.
This is what they did:
|Mr J and P's on the left; Little Miss' on the right|
If you're wondering what I was doing amidst this hive of activity, I was sewing two single candy stripe sheets (one slightly damaged) to make one double one and, with the remaining material, I made two pillow slips. Oooh, I do like a bit of candy stripe bedding.
On a completely different note, the lovely Elizabeth from MakingGoodUse sent me a wooden handled kitchen knife to add to my vintage wooden handled kitchen utensil collection (thank you so much, Elizabeth). I now have a whole 3 items in my collection!
I am, of course, on the lookout for more. The problem is how to display them. I thought I would hang them up in our kitchen but none of them have hanging holes. Mr J and P has offered to drill a hole in the handles. You can imagine what I said to that, can't you?
I was also the lucky winner of a giveaway by Rachael from CleverCheshireCats . Isn't this crocheted pincushion stunning? I love it!
One last thing, get a load of Mr J and P's monsterous parsnip: