Cold again. Snow again. I decided to stay indoors and ignore the dog's pleas for a walk. I took him for a quick walk yesterday and I was sweating by the time I got back after walking through the field near us. I think he was tired of leaping high through the drifts too.
Back at home I did a not-so-quick little craft with a three-year old. I was looking through a book I have called "Native Crafts" in a series of fun kids' craft books "Kids Can Do It" put out by Kids Can Press.* Lots of fun, manageable ideas in these books, and I've been using them for many years. I was tempted to make the moccasins, but thought it might be a bit taxing for my visitor.
This is the rosette we made with pony beads, a bit of yarn and two circles of felt for the backing. It's supposed to be a necklace, but it became a bit heavy for that. It makes for a nice decoration for her bedroom door though.
We started in the centre of the felt and strung the beads on, working in circles towards the outer edge. The back piece of felt is from a felted sweater and it hides all the stitches from the beadwork. It was fun to do, and I can think of all sorts of possibilities to expand on this simple idea.
Just a short one today folks. I have to drive my daughter around to drop of resumes for summer employment today ... I think I'll take a book or some knitting along with me. ho hum
Thanks for stopping by!
|I'd rather be bird watching ;)|
* this is not a solicitation, just my own opinions on a great set of books