Thursday, 5 August 2010

My Creative Space : Lurgy alert

There's been way too much of this in my creative space for this week...

Sick kids + sick husband + sick me = too little serious crafting.

Being indoors a lot means there's been some kid-based craft though.

Apart from stamping, play dough-making and drawing there's been some scissor action.

A new cooktop for in the 'home corner', inspired by Childhood 101's efforts with boxes and stuff you find around the house.

If I had the space I'd be attempting something far more grand like this one on Childhood 101.

(If you are a stay-at-home parent and haven't checked out this blog then seriously - do it now!)
One of the girls asked for a computer, which she has now set up next to the Mickey Mouse phone to make up her study, where she answers very important calls (of course!).



The other asked for a TV, for which she then made up a remote control and a series of changeable programs which include Spot and a beach scene.

The sporting program that's on was chosen especially for Sal!

I love that the girls will play with these 'household' things in an imaginative way - something you can't get from a battery operated version of the same thing.

Watching how they make-up new games all the time with such simple things is really inspiring, and part of why I love being able to stay home with them and watch them grow.

Check out some folk who are into more grown-up creative pursuits over at Kirsty's place.

I will be back soon though with that wrap up of the little carry-along house - as soon as I can drag myself out from under the pile of tissues here!

8 comments:

Cass said...

Change the station right now!

Steph said...

Hope everyone is on the mend. Thanks so much for the link...looks great! LOving your computer and television. Fabulous! :)

Sally said...

Oh my! Your girls are SO wonderfully creative. I adore everything they've made. Brilliant... even the Barry Hall TV program - although it was so much sweeter watching him play in just red and white!
Speaking of Bazza - that pin cushion has been working well for him!!!
Hope your all feeling much better real soon. Take care.

Miss Prudence said...

oh yeah, the lurgy is about..my office is experiencing the second round and my Angus is at home today with G...Bring on spring!

Becky said...

Wonderful kids craft ideas. I will have to cheack out that site!

Liam's Mummy said...

I hope you're all feeling better soon.

trixi said...

Love the home made hot plates with knobs (bottle tops) that look as though they really turn!

cherri said...

get better soon...

love the laptop and tv - great ideas. My DD4 just set up a study for herself, complete with laptop and family photo. She didn't think she would need pen or paper though?!

get some rest...