One of my very favourite things to do is create with my kids.
It really does bring me a lot of joy.
Recently I came across a tutorial here that taught how to crochet a simple garland.
Apparently it was very simple and anyone could do it.
As I have never crochet in my life I was a little sceptical.
However, because it looked so simple and pretty I decided to give it a go.
My daughter loves to create so I thought we could learn together.
We bought our supplies (wool and crochet needles)
and after school yesterday we sat down,
watched the tutorial and set out making our first crochet garland.
And I am so glad we did.
It was simple, fun
It was a bit tricky at first but once we got the hang of it we became addicted.
An hour later Sarah was competing with me
as to who could make
the longest garland.
But only because I was distracted when Steve arrived home. ;)
What made the whole experience special was 3 fold.
We learnt a new skill,
we were learning
we had fun, together.
P.S. My 8 yr old son loves the garlands we are making and said he would like one. When I offered to teach him he declined politely and asked me to make him a navy blue one. I reckon I can do that. :)