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Playtime Plus a Post no. 101 Giveaway

07.09.2008

Celebration of Playtime

When I was a kid I did not watch much television. I had my few programs, but I never had to be encouraged to “go play outside” or “turn off the tv.” This is sort of amazing. As a thirty year old, I constantly have to be reminded to “go play outside” or “turn off the tv.” I watch sooooo much television – not all crappy television, but lots of it is pure candy. So what better way to break the tv cycle then work on a tribute to some of my favorite childhood toys.

I got the idea a few weeks ago, when I unearthed from my grandmother‘s beach house dresser, my jacks.  I loved to play jacks, something you cannot play growing up in an apartment that is not on the first floor.  I could play them at the beach house though.  And play jacks, I did.

But the idea, like drilling sea shells, and making books for wee-one, fell to the wayside as I handled summer plan logistics and watched Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations.

Yesterday, I resolved to spend a good chunk of today working on my toy tribute, and I followed through.  I am stepping away from it for the afternoon – it is still very much a work in progress. I have many more toys to fill the box AND unlike past cigar box projects, leaving any cigar box details seems wholly inappropriate, so I will be doing a lot of work to the outside of the box.

That said, I thought that this project should find it’s way in the world, so I am going to give it away.  This is my 96th post. Comment on my 101st post and I will enter your name in a drawing and I will send this little box your way if I pull your name from my hat.

I think this box will be charming for an adult or kid’s room, don’t you?

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. 07.09.2008 1:54 pm

    Antony Bourdain owes me several hours of sleep. And I don’t even eat meat.

  2. yup, another sara permalink
    07.09.2008 3:42 pm

    oohh– I love this! I will be commenting away!

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