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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Creative...

I´ve been creating so many different things for the last few weeks:

1. I´m having a crochet-collar-mania at the moment: since I started my crochet-journey, I´ve been going crazy with my crochet-hook and making many different kind of collars - they are so much fun, quick and easy to make and really make a difference...

Really love this one - been wearing it a lot:


Yes, I DO have a thing for buttons - this one is vintage from a thrift store:
great picture, but you get the idea:

2. I´ve been really busy making something special with my mum for a week now... it involves old curtains from the thrift store, some new fabric, IKEA and 2 sewing machines... can´t wait to show you the result of this secret mission! :-)


3. After spending a lot of time (maby too much) on Pinterest, I was inspired to make a fairytale-box for my boys. You might be asking yourself, what that is? Well, since my boys are growing up with 2 different languages I´m always thinking of new methods to help them developing their language-skills - making them tell a story of their own really helps them and makes them use their imagination at the same time. This is how it looks like:

on the outside: on the inside: You put some fun things inside, and make your kids tell a story about them - you can use everything you want to, even words if the know how to read, shapes, numbers, letters, colours, toys... depending on what you want to practice and the age of your kid:

The fairytale-box helps your kids developing their language-skills, readings-skills (if you use letters or words), colours, shapes... what ever you want too... and the best thing about it is, that for them this is a game and it is so much fun to hear their stories! My boys really love this simple thing!

How I did it:
I clued pretty origami-paper-sheets on an old shoe-box (inside and outside) and something called "bókaplast" in icelandic (a plastic-thing with glue on one side, used to protect books - please tell me the word if you know it).


Me and my boys having fun:

11 comments:

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  2. Kraginn sem þú ert með í myndinni er þvilíkt listaverk! Hann er svo fallegur! Og talan sem þú notaðir passar fullkomlega! Ætlarðu að skrifa uppskrift? Það væri rosalega gaman að reyna að hekla svona kraga!

    Nú er ég hríkalega forvitinn!! Hvað eruð þið mæðgur að gera?! :p

    Mér hefði aldrei dottið í hug að nota svona kassa til að hjálpa krakkana að þróa tungumálið!

    Þú ert snillingur!

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  3. Great idea! I hadn't thought of the difficulties/challenges of growing up with two different languages.

    Mother love and kind love - nothing like it. :-)

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  5. Frábært hjá þér, kraginn og kassinn og strákarnir og bara allt :)

    *knús

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  6. R: Takk fyrir! :-) talan er ótrúlega fullkomin, það er rétt... því miður átti ég bara eina! Mig langar að búa til uppskrift fyrir þetta - en ég held að ég geti í mesta lagi teiknað mynd (chart)... treysti mér varla í að skrifa eitthvað niður í samfelldu máli um hekl.

    Þú kemst að þessu með okkur mæðgur í næstu viku! :-) he he...

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  7. JUdi A.: thank you! That´s a beautiful quote - thank you for that (mother love and kind love - nothing like it!)! Really loved that one! :-) It really can be challenging to grow up with 2 languages...

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  8. Soffía: takk fyrir dúllan mín!

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  9. Æðislega sniðug hugmyndin að boxinu, gaman að eiga þetta þegar þeir verða eldri líka!

    Og kraginn ofsalega fallegur! Þú getur alveg gert uppskrift! Trúi á þig!!:)

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  10. The fairytale box is a great idea, I think there will be some nice stories out of it :)
    And the collar is very pretty, kristin.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  11. Jóhanna: takk fyrir ofurtrúnna á mig- hún virkar hvetjandi á mig... getur vel verið að ég reyni að malla saman einhverskonar uppskrift fyrir þetta :-) Já, ævintýrakassinn svínvirkar alveg hreint... þeim finnst þetta svo ótrúlega spennandi! Líka hægt að fara í minnisleiki með þetta með þeim - láta þá kíkja ofaní kassan og muna hvað er ofaní - fjarlægja svo einn hlut - opna aftur og láta þá segja hvað vantar. Mjög þroskandi :-)

    Hilde: thank you so much!

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