Tuesday I had a doctor appointment to see about letting me start to walk without my boot. Things look good and I was released to but the problem is I can’t find a shoe that fits…well I did. I have an old rotton pair of Crocs that should have been thrown away years ago and my foot works in them. I don’t want to ruin the progress I’ve made by walking in the rotton shoes so I ordered another pair of Crocs and hopefully they will be arriving soon. Then I’ll walk in them until my swollen foot can fit in my tennis shoes. It’s starting to get colder and I’m going to need some type of shoe. It’s swelling in my foot that has me in this predicament.
Anyway, while I was in town I stopped at the Goodwill. I picked up a toy for the kids there, got home and left it sitting on the island.
The next day Kalissa and I went to town as one of my childcare moms had a baby and we want to go see him. It’s a wonderful little baby boy who I’m hoping will grow up and be friends with my little grandson Carver. Our family is friends with their family and have been for some time so it’s going to be so fun to see these two little guys grow up together.
We got home late. As I walked in the door with groceries, Hubby told me I had mail. I told him it would have to wait. I’ve had the longest week and was pooped. I scrambled around cleaning house and putting the groceries away. At 10 pm I finally made myself a sandwich for supper and went to bed.
The next day I was up and my first childcare kid was here when I saw a box from C in St. Paul. That’s when I remembered there was mail for me. As I looked at the box I saw that toy I had gotten at Goodwill. I asked my little one if she wanted to play it. She did so I sat her at the table.
The toy is called a Woodkins. To play one board lifts. Pieces of fabric are laid over the “doll”.
Then the board gets closed and it looks like the doll is dressed. See?My little one loved it. She’s a “fashionista” and loves all things girly so this was something I was sure she’d love…
As she was playing I went over to the box and decided to open it. It was FULL of wonderful scraps. All are bright and beautiful. I LOVED them.
Then my little one said something about the “dolls” clothes matching. That’s when I realized that there really weren’t very many fabric pieces to use for clothing for the doll.
That’s when it hit me…cut some more from these wonderful scraps. PERFECT. There were several pieces that were 3 1/2″ wide so I layered them and cut. Instant clothes for the doll.
They were a hit. It was perfect timing that the box and the doll were together on the same day. The fabrics in the box are perfect for the doll. The fabrics are bright and colorful…there were matching solids in the box too. She had so much fun playing with the fabrics making matching clothes.
I would like two more Woodkins dolls so more can play at once so I did a little Googling. Sadly, I can’t find them really. Amazon has them listed-but says they are unavailable. The ones on Ebay are VERY expensive. I don’t think they are being made anymore either. Shucks. I guess I will have to keep watching garage sales and the thrift stores.
As for those scraps…I don’t think I want to share any more of them. They are awesome!! I’m loving the bright vibrant colors. I’m thinking about keeping this box separate and making a quilt with most them. Wouldn’t that be a fun challenge for me to make a quilt from a box of most those scraps??!!
Thanks so much C in St. Paul…I’m loving them scraps and the kids are too!! It was so sweet of you to think of me. THANKS!!