Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Baby's Book

I must confess, my inspiration for craft projects for the kids leaves something to be desired. Our art usually consists of coloring books for the little ones and sketch books for the older two. They have plenty of creative license (translation: their mom can't think of any good ideas) to draw whatever strikes their fancy. Creative bursts may result in a little painting or the occasional modeling clay frenzy, but day to day we don't get too crafty. Lately we have been making some simple sewing projects for gifts and that is what you see happening here. Please note the "happy mushroom" on the left hand side of his page.

My middle son made a cloth book for Baby's first birthday a few weeks ago. He loves to draw and so we set out with some fabric squares, markers and prayers for patience. That would be me praying for patience. He illustrated each page with drawings of the two of them doing various boy things, fishing, camping, hunting, driving race cars and monster trucks. My part was to write the story on each page and sew it all together.



I must say, it was a hit. Baby carried it around with him and looked at all the pages over and over. The best part was seeing Big Brother's delight in giving the gift. When it comes to gifts and giving, I want each of my kids to know that feeling of giving something you made with your own hands. There's nothing like it!

6 comments:

Green Acres in the City said...

So sweet. What a true gift from the heart!

Melly said...

Oh Audra! that book is so sweet. I love seeing what brothers and sisters will create for each other. I also have been trying to be more intentional about our craft projects. It does get hard when the olders love markers but the littles just either use themselves as the drawing board or as in the case of the baby if he should get his hands on one sucks on it till his whole mouth is blue. :) And I want even start about the clay and play dough :) WE have also done some sewing and that was fun. Maybe we'll try the book idea too. xooxxo Melly

earthycrunchy said...

awesome! I love it!

earthycrunchy said...

awesome! I love it!

Elece Hollis said...

His little hands are so cute. This is a perfect batch of pictures. I especially love the last one because I can see him thinking without even seeing his little face.

Kristin said...

So sweet.