27 February 2013

Creating together.

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
and relaxing.

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.

She won.

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. :)


  1. Wonderful gifts for your children...the gift of time and learning together and the gift of something made by Mom's own hands. I still remember my grandmother teaching me how to crochet some 44 years or so ago. I remember her hands and how soft her skin was. The stuff of a life well lived. ♥

    1. Shelly that memory sounds delightful. My Nanna didn't teach me crochet but she did teach me how to play canasta (card game). I still remember her hands. They were soft and beautiful. Thanks for the encouragement. xx