Sunday, 4 November 2012

The King goes fishing....


So young man was wittering on about wanting to go fishing with a rod and line, like for the last week! His Mum had told him she'd take him.....One Day.

"Nannie will you build me a King crown pleeeze?"
( pelmet vilene....)

Then he says to me....."Nannie build me a fishing rod please?"
 said with sweet smile and googly eyes.............. lol

Thinking on my feet..............a natty wooden gadget I've been thinking to use to hang a textile thingy off, but havent used after 5 years - plus string and a weeny wire hook tied to the end.

"Nannie build me some fish...........I LOVE fish nannie"
 said with sweet smile and googly eyes.............he's smart this boy.

So I cut fish from painted cardstock from way back when. Snipped out eyes so he can 'catch' them.

"Nannie build me some jelly fish please? A mummy. A granma and a boy nannie pleeeze?

Suckered.......lol



So now he's on a roll and so am I ............. when he says

" I need starfish Nannie, like in the Miki's story ......build me some starfish Nannie?"

I read Miki to him last thing before he goes to bed at mine.........its a cute story.
Little Miki wants twinkly lights on a branch she finds ( its a bit christmassy) and ends up with  a silvery starfish on it.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Miki-Stephen-Mackey/dp/034095065X



I love having him stay ............. he comes up with fun things for me to 'build' lol ..........
its very 'boy' that 'build' word, despite me telling him I 'make' things!

He left with his dad the next day, chuffed to monkeys, with his bucket full of the jelly and star and other fish, with fishing rod in hand and a smile a a mile wide. 
Who needs ToysRus!!
Though his parting shot was... " I need a whale Nannie"
LOL

My hexi stash is growing and they are so addictive, I had no idea!



 I was spurred on after seeing the layout of colours in this ...STUNning hexi quilt top Michele made, which you must go look at, please....

http://www.michelemademe.com/2012/10/hexagon-quilt-top-check.html
I wont copy the layout so will alter the colour banding widths.......if I can fathom it ~  with what fabrics I use.

Now I reckon Michele is truly gifted. She comes up with such innovative recycling ideas, interspersed with wonderful work like this quilt and look at her sons TinTin costume too! Priceless!!
 http://www.michelemademe.com/2012/10/blistering-barnacles-is-it-really-them.html

6 comments:

  1. that little one has you wrapped around his finger. he will remember these days forever. and yes...hexies. i am wanting to make a lace hexi blanket but just haven't made the time yet.

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  2. He looks like a great fellow, and obviously great fun for you too, to build all his stuff! Lucky Grandma - seriously!

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  3. What a great Nannie! Love the pictures and the creative aspect of the making and the imagining!

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  4. Hi Nannie, what a fun time he had with you -- he really did have you hopping! I love how he asked for a whale at the end. Hee!

    The hexies -- you have so many made already. I visited the link and wow. That is some quilt all right. xoxo Nana

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  5. My boys would fish for hours over the edge of your stars with homemade fish like yours. We used a paper clip on each fish and their rods had a magnet at the end. Fun times!

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