Not a lot of time to post today but I did want to say that I am having tons of fun putting together my little V-day Garland prezzie for the drawing at the end of the month and am also working on some super cute stuff for my swap partner from the Year of Color... gads.. i feel just like a nervous school girl.. I sure hope she likes it!
I will come clean here... I love to grocery shop at the expensive small store in our town.. it's called the Fresh Market It's the holy grail of grocery stores.. it's beautiful, smells good and the people for the most part know their stuff and if they don't they are at least polite about it.
Most of all I love the food, creamy soft fingerling potatoes, nice fresh tofu, wonderufl fresh herbs, fancy pie filling... delicious!
I hope everyone enjoys the this tiny little project in preparation for the month of February. As opposed to just one day I think it's a fine idea to spend the whole month letting the people you love know how much you care about them. ( Not that you shouldn't during other parts of a year but people start to wonder about you if you pass out Valentines in July!)
The printable supplies for this project can be found here:
The sheet of Vintage Valentines & Sheet of BINGO cards These are PDF files and when you get to the download site just bypass all of their adware and go to the gray box ( #2) towards the middle center of the screen and click to download the files.
Tomorrow I will be back with some loverly instructions. But.. wait wait.. there's more!.. I have one premade v- day banner kit in a super cute tin to give away to one lucky lucky blog reader. Here is the deal.. let people on your blog know about the free download/project here and then let me know you did it by leaving a comment.. i will then put your name in the hat for the free goodies and a very cute bonus that everyone will see tomorrow!. simple hu? and of course the people you tell about it can do the same thing.. etc etc....
See you then!
ohhhh..maybe just one.
As for what knife to choose, hands down I like to go with the classic Swiss Army knife. Mind you, just because it's a classic does not mean it has to be dull. Today you can find SAK's in everything from the classic red to a wild cheetah-print so on this one let your fashion sense be your guide. I will note here that many families have great knives that are passed down from father to child but I don't think that this is the right time to give that knife. Remember, this is a first knife experience and you don't want it ruined by a child losing or accidentally damaging great great great grandpa's knife that came with him from the "old country". Better to save that knife for a meaningful life transition like High School graduation.
Things for children to rember ( and for you to teach):
- Never use the knife blade for prying things open. This is a great way to snap off the blade and even a better way to get a serious cut.
- Learn to sharpen the knife. A dull knife is dangerous since you then put to much force into the stroke and lose control in the process.
- Make sure knife blade is fully locked open before use and close it right after, no exceptions
- Cut away from the body - ALWAYS
- No throwing the knife to try to sink it in an object, like a tree or the soil. This will ruin your knife and show that you are not responsible enough to own one yet.
As for a first project I like to start with a firm talking to that establishes our family knife rules and then some front porch whittling. One of the cutest starter projects I have seen to date is here at ReserectionFern
How stinking cute is this??
Now... go give it a try and enjoy some time with your child!
The sewing corner is a bit of a wild thing but not to bad over all. I need to do something with my chair.. the old orange vinyl is on it's last days and begging for a redo.