Sunday, March 7, 2010

Creative Minds...

Hi there!

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. I spent a chunk of time thrift store shopping, which was fun for me. I found some neat items, a lot of glass actually, and a couple of tops for me. In my post with Erin, you may have noticed I wasn't wearing a sweatshirt (my staple for cold weather)! Nope, I found that top at the thrift store over a month ago for a couple of bucks and it is crochet! Not hand crocheted, but it's definitely crocheted. I absolutely loved how it felt on. So, on my hunt yesterday I looked for crocheted tops. Found one, well, two, but I realized one of them had a big old hole in it when I was waiting in line to pay. Actually I found more than two tops, but only these two fit me. LOL  You may see the other one in a picture someday...who knows. Anyway, it was fun shopping.

But when I got up yesterday morning, I noticed one of my glass pieces on the coffee table was turned upside down. I couldn't for the life of me figure out why. I flipped it over and moved along. Then Amy and Jessica got up and I found out WHY that vase was flipped. They were playing the evening before, while I was out, with a tape measure and a ping pong ball. Wanna see? Well, if you don't, feel free to move along, but if you do, here you go!

These girls had so much fun creating this "launch off" as Amy called it. They moved a Barbie pool and truck (that was mine when I was a kid) under the extended measuring tape to act as "ditches" and set up the basket far enough away so the ping pong ball would bounce on the floor once and then land in the basket (This is the basket that housed the plant that died recently. I put paper towels on the bottom and a couple of skeins of yarn in it). Who needs fancy schmancy toys? LOL It may not seem that clever to you, but I sure thought it was a great idea. Mostly because I never would have thought to do something like this myself. LOL Amy asked me if I was going to put it on my blog. Ha, ha! But, of course! *Ü*

If I'm really, really lucky today, I just may be back later with the full and final reveal of the bunny. Maybe. The other day I was working on the back of the top and got just about half way done when I realized I used the wrong color yarn for one part of it. So, I had to rip it out and start again. Got that done yesterday and started on one sleeve. Almost done with that, then one more and I should be done. Wish me luck!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a sensational Sunday!



Kathi C. said...

The girls' "launch off" was indeed very creative. Perhaps, you have a couple of budding engineers on your hands. I love it when kids "see" the potential to turn something into something else. Bjorn used my stainless steel teakettle for a spaceship for the longest time - so sweet!

Your thrift shop adventures sound like so much fun, although in this small space it's probably good I don't have any nearby.

I'm most anxious to see the fully-dressed rabbit! Good luck finishing her top.

Hope your day is awesome!

Kim Burmeister said...

You are finding some great buys thrift store shopping. I haven't done that for a while. Hmmm! Maybe next week,

Your girls are creative just like their MOM. I love it when kids think of games on their own instead of TV and electronic games.

Oh, I can't wait to see the bunny!

Sharli said...

I agree with Kathi - it's very smart of them to think "outside the box" - it's a quality we often lose as we grow up. The brightest are able to hang onto it! You're a good Mom to encourage them and not get all fussy about your glassware!

Looking forward to the big reveal!

Barbara said...

I think the girls launch off is a great idea! it gave them a lot of fun in the process.

Great thrift store shopping.

Erica said...

how clever the girls are!

i am off to the thrift shop find a frog

Sparkle said...

How fun! Can't wait to see the bunny!