Tuesday, December 11, 2007

A Gift for my Nephew

If there's one thing my two-year-old nephew John has plenty of, it's toys. So I asked his mother what to give him for Christmas, and she said, 'nothing.' Well, okay, we went a little further and I learned that he does like to draw pictures. (Scribble, I should say.) So I made up another crayon roll, this one with big crayons made for little hands. I had all the fabric and the ribbon on hand, so the only purchase was the crayons themselves. Isn't the 'harlequin' print fun?
I'm also making him a fleece top and pants, which I will photograph and show when I'm done. The only toy I'm buying him is a set of those gigantic cardboard bricks that come in colors. He loves building blocks (his mom says he plays with the "Thomas" blocks I gave him all the time), so this is a toy I think will encourage creativity and that he'll really enjoy. Honestly, when we visit, he seems to prefer our company to anything in his toy box. He's very sociable.
The big blocks come unfolded, and there are 24. I plan to make up about 6 or 8 of them to wrap for Johnny, and to give the remainder to his parents to store for the future. I doubt a kid that young needs 24 blocks to play with--he mostly just likes to line them up and stack them.
Anyone out there making anything for a child this Christmas?


Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

I also have a two-year-old nephew--well, great nephew actually. Bet he'd like one of these.

BittersweetPunkin said...

That is so neat...that would he a great gift with a few coloring books...how clever!

I love etsy too...so many bloggers have etsy shops and I love trolling all their shops and ogling everything!! hahaha

Mom2fur said...

They are really easy to make, Susan. You could use some of your quilting scraps!
Punkin, I'm giving him a blank pad. He's a little young for coloring books--he'd just scribble in them, LOL!
I love to admire Etsy crafts, too. Alas, some of them are way too expensive for me. But I try to buy Etsy when I can!

Susie Q said...

This is absolutely wonderful!! You are just so talented and creative!
He will love this.


Mrs. Mordecai said...

My grandma made me one of these when I was little, and I loved it! It had a box of eight crayons and a little notepad.

I'm making my son a quilt, but there's no way it will be done in time for Christmas!

Carrie said...

How cute is that crayon holder?? I love it!!!