Friday, August 28, 2009

Start Them Young...

I had a lovely day on Wednesday, spending time with my niece, The Tot.

She already loves crafts and creating, so we spent a little time making puppets from a couple of kits I'd bought cheaply at Wilkinson's and then putting on a puppet show. I know I'm probably biased, but Tot has a fabulous imagination, and needs very little encouragement to tell stories!

Molly peeling the pieces

Despite her short fingernails, Tot was ace at peeling off the backing on the sticky felt...

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Tot called the bodkin a "magic pen" - I thought that was very apt!

Molly and the magic pen

I did have to guide the needle through the holes, but Tot pulled the yarn through - she liked that bit!

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The finished tiger!

(for some reason, despite being rotated in photobucket, these pictures have come out sideways...)

5 comments:

valerie said...

Oh Nic, it sounds like a great day! The Tot is so cute and the puppet looks like to was lots of fun to make. :)

marci said...

she's adorable and so's the tiger! :) good work getting her addicted at a young age.

CindyMae said...

She is so adorable and the Tiger is too cute! The younger they start on crafting things, the better!

stitcherydoo said...

Aww, talk about cute as a little bug's ear! That's a good lookin' tiger, too.

Cindy said...

Your niece is so adorable! The finished tiger looks great too. I am sure she would be really proud making it.