Tuesday, February 28, 2012
the baby girl's new owl math manipulatives
I was inspired by Mari Ann's use of owls and decided last week to sew up some for the baby girl.
I finally finished a set of 10 and thought I'd share them with you guys.
I used this template and wool felt. I hand sewed them using cotton embroidery floss and a whip stitch to assemble the owls. I used a simple straight stitch for the eye details.
We keep them in a basket on top of a low bookcase and today she decided to move the basket off the top of the bookcase and start grouping them and counting with them.
- A 40 something mama meandering through life an 8 year old girl (the big girl) who is a ball of lightening and a 5 year old girl (the baby girl) who brightens our lives with her smiles. I'm grounded by my 40 something husband and partner (the hubster) whose quirky mannerisms brighten my days. Our family is rounded out with with an eclectic 21 year old boy-man (the boy) who I hardly ever right about now since he's off starting his own life.
I've been a single mama, married mama, divorced mama, career mama, SAHM, and WAHM. There was a short time of my life when I wasn't a mama, but that was a LONG time ago!
I hold an AA, BS, and MA and most say I'm wasting them by devoting my intellectual capabilities and energy in the nurture of the wee ones that I've been entrusted to raise, but there is nothing else I'd rather be doing these days. :)
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