First I must apologize because this post isn't going to have much to do with writing. I haven't done much writing this week (sick again) so it seems appropriate. I had a comment or two on my post on monday asking about the presents we make and since I didn't have anything else planned for today, and I like showing of The Engineer's skills I thought I'd highlight some of them. Yes, I'm totally bragging about him, but he deserves it.
We've done a variety of presents, a bookcase for sister, a desk for brother-in-law, a table for mother-in-law. We try to meet a need, therefore not only is it memorable, it's useful. We like being useful. I've also made aprons, lace, baby dresses/blankets and jewelry. Last year I made a necklace for my mother based off the description of the necklace Jamie gives Claire in OUTLANDER. I don't have a picture of that, which is probably good because it's my interpretation based on the description and may not be exactly how the author, or other readers, envisioned it.
I did a quilt for my brother with a bunch of different birds quilted onto it. I thought I had a picture but I can't find it. I'm simultaneously relieved and sad about that. I love quilting but don't get a chance to do much of it anymore.
As for children's toys, we've made a few. We did stacking rings one year. If one were to hide this on a closet shelf, and it were to fall off onto their head when they opened the door it would hurt. A lot. There is a ball that goes on top, but we found it was just the right size to fit in a toddlers mouth and then that toddler might not be able to get it back out, so it has been relocated to a dark drawer somewhere.
These cars are great because they're easy to churn out and you can make them from any scrap two by fours you've got lying around.
Last year our son was obsessed with Phineas and Ferb. How could we not?
This is still one of my favorites, and our nephew, whom we made one for, loves his too.
So, there's a few of the presents we've made for family and friends. Next week I promise to get back to writing.
Do you do any crafty, creative stuff besides writing?