A few weeks ago my Grandparents came for a visit. Usually they bring gifts for the girls, but this time I was the one on the receiving end. In they walked with this perfect wooden contraption.
They bought it at a garage sale from an older gentleman who lives across the street from them. His wife had just moved into a nursing home- and this was her sewing basket.
When you open it up there are layers upon layers waiting to be filled with trinkets..
I suppose it should be used for notions or embroidery accessories. I don't have much of either (maybe an excuse to buy more?). Not quite big enough for my yarn stash, it still sits empty. Well, that is not entirely true.
Laurel has made good use of it. Any other ideas about what I could fill it with?
I just love wooden things, they last so much longer and stay so much nicer. We are not really into electronic, flashing, buzzing, beeping toys here ("gee dear I am not sure where that dollar store cell phone went, it must be lost- sorry"). Plus, being a bit crunchy, there is that whole plastic/toxic thing.
It seems like the toys that are wooden require more imagination. I'll admit we have some purging to do. That is a project that will be done more thoroughly when the girls are away at school. Funny how they don't even seem to miss what has gone missing. Not plastic (in the words of Martha) "its a good thing."