Sunday, January 22, 2012

Mixed up Blocks

Found this great site and this fun quick project. I had it in mind for the 3 year old but our 5 almost 6 year old thought it was a little  more interesting.  I made mine with pictures on both side to make it a little harder to solve.  If I did make them again I will try to glue/modge podge the pictures to the blocks for durability. Over all a fun use of building blocks.

I think the block size is about 1.5" x 2" so the pictures need to be sized just smaller than that to fit.  We just used Microsoft clip art and typed in the animal categories we wanted for this set.  This would be a fun baby shower gift...we maybe a toddler who no longer puts things in their mouths gift!

This is one of those projects that I found, pinned and made in less than 30 minutes. I should make a board for that!

Midnight in Austenland

Not at all sewing related but I am excited to read this new novel by Shannon Hale  due out in March 2012.  Midnight in Austenland.  It is a sequel to Austenland.  A fun read.  She had written several YA novels that are fantastic. My 10 year old daughter is even reading the Bayern series and that is something because she doesn't like to read!
Midnight in Austenland: A Novel

Here you can read Shannon Hale's words about the new book. Just looking over the books she has written I have read 8 of the 11.  I have enjoyed every one of them.  Which is quite something.  I do love fairy tales, Jane Austen and a strong heroine so that covers a lot of ground.

Anyway, Night Writer is hosting a giveaway of the new book and it ends tomorrow night at midnight (that being the 23rd of January.)

She asked for the comment of what is one thing that you would love to do but keep saying No to for any number of reasons.  Well for me there are a lot of things but in a wild dream I think it would be fun to be a fabric designer. Crazy? Yes, but we can dream.