Playtime Plus a Post no. 101 Giveaway
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?