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Posted by burntmuffin on 13th May 2010

Jigsaw puzzles

Miss S has discovered she likes jigsaw puzzles.

We were loaned a set of 2 train puzzles – an alphabet and a number train – and she decided that she would work on that on the kitchen floor while I cooked dinner one day. It was terrific – she completed the puzzle in 2 hours (meaning I had 2 WHOLE hours to cook in peace without someone hanging off one leg and wanting attention). And she didn’t need my help – except to show her how to put the first pieces together and look at the picture on the box as a reference point.

Now here lies the problem. Having completed the puzzle, we tidied up after she showed Mr K what she accomplished when he got home from work. A couple of days later, I asked if she wanted to play with it again. She said, “But I’ve already done it”.

So, I made her some “new” puzzles from some stuff we have in our house.

The 3 puzzles

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Posted by burntmuffin on 22nd March 2010

Winter skirts

I found some plain cord fabric in the garage the other day. I’d bought it in 2004 to make some overalls for a little boy and had less than a 1/2 metre left. It was just enough to make a skirt for my 2.5 year old.

I’ve always wanted to try to make a pleated skirt and LiEr at ikatbag has this great tutorial on how to make one.

My pleating technique needs a lot of work, but it was really fun to make.

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Posted by burntmuffin on 10th February 2010

A portable stove/oven

With all her new cooking gear and felt food, my little “chef” has taken over the living room floor.

Can a frying pan box become part of the play processĀ as well as a storage solution?


Start of the transformation process

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