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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Glow Sticks

Christmas brought alot of glow sticks for Ian. I found them for a dollar at the dollar store. I tok a bunch with us on the plane ride to New York since alot of that flight was in the dark. He had a great time playing with them in the dark. My sister gave him more on Christmas morning!

When we got home i decided to give him a bath and turn all the lights out in the bathroom and throw some glow sticks in the water with him. He thought that was the greatest thing ever. He always wants to take a bath. I guess I need to make another run to the dollar store because we're all out!

Felt Car Mat

December was a busy month for me. I had so many gifts to make that I ran out of time making Christmas things for my house! Oh well, next year I have a long list of things to do.

In my family I'm the youngest of seven and we now have 17 nieces and nephews. Christmas can get alittle expensive with that crowd so many years ago we started drawing names for Christmas presents. This year I had my 21 years old niece (I was 9 when she was born) and my little nephew. I always wanted to make a felt car mat and so December 1st I started!  I had so much felt left over from making Ian's playhouse so I didn't have to spend much, only lots of time! It took me a couple weeks to finish.

I made all my buildings and signs and trees free hand. I'm from New York and since all my family lives there I decided to include a little bit of everything New York has to offer; camping, zoos, neighborhoods and NYC of course (my favorite place on Earth).

I sewed the road, lake and outlined the buildings but used felt glue for all the little things because sewing them would have been tedious. Each building is a garage for the matchbox cars I included.  I also found a pack of plastic animals at the dollar section of Target for the zoo.

He was very happy with his gift. My only regret is not making one for Ian too! Ian wanted to play with is when he saw me working at the table. Maybe I'll get around to making him one too.

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