Last week, I posted about the concept of the busy-bags and a how-to on making your own mini-chalkboards; my own creative contribution to the project!
Well, on Monday night I visited the lovely Emma from Storehouse Project's home with bag of mini-chalkboards in tow. They'd been quite labour intensive, but something told me it would be worth it. And I wasn't disappointed:
Aside from being a great way to meet new people and get involved in something crafty (even if you don't believe you are v artistically inclined) -- there is something self satisfying about having a little box filled to the brim with crafty activities to entertain your young-un's at a moment's notice... I'm hiding mine and bringing them out one-by-one -- yesterday I pulled out the coloured noodles and Fern had a blast for half an hour while I was madly tearing about tidying up the house creating "noo-noo" necklaces! And the best bit is that each activity is designed to be packed away and used again... how handy is that?!
Seriously folks, have a think about doing this in your area -- I can't rave about it enough!
Anyway -- there is a Teddy Bear's picnic in two days... and I havn't quite got around to planning a menu yet. Best get onto that.
Have a great weekend... pray for good weather for me? A Teddy Bear picnic is not quite so glam hosted in the garage!!