I'm always trying to find new ways to incorporate the love and joy for purposeful work into our homelife and playschool days...
My little boy thrives on having something meaningful to do with his hands...yes, at 23 months, I do believe that he knows the difference between "busy" versus "real" work.
He loves helping me empty the dishwasher...rinsing the dishes after lunch, throwing garbage into the can, scrubbing the bathtub, watering the flowers, and "sweeping" the floor.
I have hooks on the wall for our cleaning tools, but I don't have a full size child's broom.
Enter Living Crafts Magazine, the only publication keeping me smiling since the cease of Mothering. (sniff, sniff! Seriously, what a loss.)
The pattern from the Spring issue seemed simple enough, until I came to the double loop technique to form the loops on the mophead. Luckily, I have a friend who had emerged victorious from this project to help me. Oh, it took me a good 25 minutes to conquer this stitch, but once I did, I was loving it.
W also loved every step of this project...
(and I'm thinking that I probably won't end up with any photos of him fully clothed until September!)
I'm thinking of making a dozen or so and selling them locally closer to the holiday season..what a sweet gift!
W is throroughly enjoying dust mopping our house and I'm sure smiling while watching him:)
I'm also in full-swing party planning for W's birthday...I cast on his knitted birthday cardigan this past Saturday, and I can't put it down. It's my first sweater and I'm anxious to see how it turns out!