Monday, June 9, 2014

Gift Idea: Story Stones and Custom Storybook

It's birthday season here at the moment. Not only are the four of our birthdays in the next two months and baby brother due in August. We also have a huge portion of our friends/family with birthdays at this time of year!
So it's been sewing, crafting and creating fever around these parts!

A special friend received an outdoor adventure kit with a hand sewn camouflage bag to store all of his explorer tools.
We created a sewing kit for my niece to create her own picture to sew onto hessian like Miss Daisy has been doing.
I have butterfly wings in progress.
Place mats and hand towels on the go.
And a few others I shouldn't mention as they're heading to new homes soon!

But I decided on something different for my nephew who turned two last week! Story Stones! We've done story stones before, pirate themed, Hungry Caterpillar themed and Red Riding Hood themed. All as gifts!
Miss Daisy decided that a space theme would be good and helped me to paint details onto the stones... we were going to make a drawstring bag for them but at some point she came up with the idea of writing a book to match the stones! Brilliant!

I'm so happy with how they turned out. Miss Daisy dictated the story to me and we decided on which stones would be used throughout the tale (I helped a little here where needed to ensure all the stones got mentioned!)

And then whilst looking for treats to put in the pass the parcel we offered to make Miss Daisy found this box!! Perfect!!

And of course it's always nice to see your handiwork being admired by it's young recipient! I know there'll be so much imaginative play possible with these stones and the cute little book to inspire too!