Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Button box


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Blogger Caroline said...

This looks like fun - reminds me I bought a cardboard treasure chest to do just this sort of thing with!

Jim thought it was funny that I was planning on sticking my treasures on the outside but what better way to decorate it?

I do love your drawings!

11:32 AM  
Blogger Sacred Suzie said...

Once again you inspire me! I love hearing about your creative endeavours and bringing such interesting experiences into girls' lives.

12:58 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

My grandchildren and I used to love to do this. And make regal crowns.
You have so much imagination, it's fun!

1:04 PM  
Blogger miss*R said...

what is missing in this world is the art of 'making do' - especially for children. This is a fantastic thing that you did - love the little boxes - like a treasure box - I love searching for just the right stone, leaf or feather !
ps - wanna shell for yours? let me know :)

4:39 PM  
Anonymous Sofia said...

Wonderful little boxes, those should really bring out the imagination without all the modern technical wonders. It makes me think of my childhood days, even if I'm only 23, kids who hear about how we played when I was young must think we lived in the stone age or something.

Like your new glasses too, very brave of you. I know how it is, even though I always go for very "neutral" ones, I don't want to stick out from the crowd too much...

4:53 PM  
Blogger Ginnie said...

I have a sweet little box like that and when a problem seems too hard to handle I write about it and put it in there. Then, about 2 weeks later, I look at it again and am always amazed that things have worked out.
It's a great lesson that teaches children (me, too) how life has a way of handling things if I do my part.
PS: my religious friends call it a "God Box".

6:19 PM  
Blogger Suzy said...

I LOVE this idea!

I'm also reminded I have a care package to get together for you -- just about every post makes me think of something I want to add to it: this cd,that little book, oh yes, and the book about felting with children.

When I first started going to Folklore Village, there was a gaggle of same-age girls (plus one boy) who all had RDB's, aka Rainy Day Boxes. They contained all kinds of little treasures, and sometimes we'd trade items for a while, or permanently. Mine is still up in my bedroom; it smells faintly of lily of the valley perfume and the smell when I open it sends me right back 35 years.

I never made them with MY girls. It's not too late ...

6:51 PM  
Blogger Laurie said...

My mom was a Girl Scout leader, I was one of her scouts. She had us do projects much like the one you spoke about. Thanks for bringing back those great memories.

8:55 PM  
Anonymous Britt-Arnhild said...

I think it is so important to teach kids games like that. Lucky you to have such a job.

4:40 PM  
Blogger melba said...

Very cool!
The last drawing is so amazing. I Really like your work!

I have a long list of to do's and will email you when I can.


1:16 AM  
Blogger tournesol said...

Reminds me of how sometimes the kids will play with the Box the toy or whatever came in longer than the actual thing, making up all kinds of games and such with it having the best time.

1:42 AM  
Anonymous holli said...

oooooooooooooh - the victorian toy collection. I'm jealous!

I love decorating boxes. My mommy and I used to do that! I still love the hat boxes she has deorated and given to me. Anytime I can combine "cute" with "hides junk" it is a wonderful thing!

3:22 AM  
Anonymous paula said...

Wow. Is it a shocker for these kids to make up games? Do you get that feel from them? Great creative exercise for one and all. Thanks for sharing!

11:29 AM  
Blogger Ginnie said...

Hi again Caroline: Re: your comment about cutting back on your blogging. The way I handled that aspect of blogging is to keep a file of articles that I've written and kept in a file on the computer. (These are ones that I've written when the idea strikes me...not under the pressure of writing them as I blog.) Then, every other day I just view my kept file and choose one to post. It's so fast and much easier for me.

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