I made this recently for Tatiana, our amazing piano teacher, to give a boost to her young students who are too short to comfortably reach the piano keys when sitting on a regular piano seat. I found the foam left
Ethan’s school supplies list called for a soft pencil case to fit in his desk so, of course, we had to make one. We had all the materials on hand: flame fabric from the kindle cover project; zippers reclaimed from
When Ethan’s teacher went on maternity leave, he wanted to give her something for the new baby. We made a template using a script font and printed it onto gridded paper to mark the nail positions. He selected a different
Ethan made this for Mother’s 91st birthday this year. He went online to find a shape he wanted to make, then with Daddy to the store to get the wood cut to size. He covered it with grey felt using
Looking for an interesting new art challenge, Ethan came upon string art and has made it his own. This was his first creation, using two different colours of string to form a heart shape. Daddy helped with hammering in the
Rosin is an amber-coloured block used for lubricating the bow of stringed instruments like the cello. It seems that small boys are compelled to drop it regularly and we have discovered the hard way that it is brittle and cracks
When the boys asked for a wallet, we looked at those around the house, pulled together the design elements we liked, raided the sewing box – including zippers from old backpacks and clear plastic from the packaging of a new
The product of a creative half hour with some felt and an old bed-cover, the GuineaPod allows guinea pigs (or other small animals) and small boys to sit together comfortably, and relatively still!