05 December 2010

test driving Lego Creator for Christmas

Greetings all,
I have dedicated my adult life to handmade affairs & raising well rounded children.  I was raised on handmade too + a happy childhood filled with Lego (it was my first love over Barbie/ My Little Pony/ Care Bear/ Strawberry Shortcake) & i love re-living this with my 4 children who are all Lego mad too!!  The friendly people at One Green Bean sent some Lego Creator to test drive, ahhh, the building blocks of handmade from Danish plastic fantastic. My son leapt at the chance to make the snowman . . .
 . . . check out that focus & attention & tan . . .
 i know, can you believe it, a man reading instructions!!
. . . um, he made the broom, couldn't resist step 13 first . . .
 he loves his new bed, it's a great play platform
 . . . he had to fend of 3 nosey big sisters . . .
 excuse the goofy face, this really was the best of 6 shots!! 
Da dah, now pride & place with our handmade Christmas decorations including an untouched GingerBreadHouse # 2 . . . sits my son's proud Lego Creator snowman.  I wonder if the Lego will breed as quickly as those Allana C giraffes did??  I'm a sucker for Lego, of course it will.  Great activity for a gloomy weather day, he's already broken the snowman down, built the him back up again & added extra 'Christmas lights' to the snowman's hat.  Love creative children.
Now back to my post market coma, ok, so we've been clothes shopping today . . .  but oh my aching thighs from bobbing up & down all day to get change behind my stall yesterday, i used over 150 paper carry bags, so that was a lot of lunges & thigh blasting!!  Love Posie

16 comments:

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

My boys are Lego lovers too! They have seen the snowman one otherwise, I'm sure they'd want it!

I love the "JOY" pears. Did you make those yourself?

Posie Patchwork said...

Thanks Yanet, the Red Stitch Designs Pears are a favourite of mine, my 3rd set actually, check out Brenda's blog, she's gorgeous!! Love Posie

Kylie said...

We love lego at here as well - looking forward to getting some new little ones when Baden is a little older - he loves making cars and planes at the moment.
x Kylie
PS - ouch to sore legs:)

Sarah B said...

Lego is brilliant - I just loved it as a kid. I had to chuckle at your comment about a man reading instructions!
ps thanks for entering my giveaway!
x

Chantal said...

Lego is huge is in our home too. That's a great idea for Christmas decorations! (Looks sweet with Brenda's owl and pears too!)

Brenda said...

Hey there gorgeous! It looks like you;ve had a fantastic but exhausting weekend. Your stand looks amazing....loads of stock, how on earth do you keep up with it all? I've been working my ass off for the past few months......I think I'll sew for next christmas in January....lesson learned I think!

Anyhow just got home from a weekend away ( there were markets involved ) I have a few sets of pears sitting on my desk needing finishing touches I shall post tomorrow along with some little owls. There will be more to come!!!

Tracy aka Mad Quilter said...

Big lego fans here too :D and it's oneof those toys your grandkids will be still playing with :D

Corrie said...

oh my goodness when did rory grow!!!!!!!!!!!! has it been that long he is looking very leggy and is going to tower over keira!

my guys love duplo!!! lego pieces are a bit too small atm
corrie:)

Gifts of Serendipity said...

Lego is definitely THE BEST!
I was sister to two younger brothers and will swear black and blue that I got as much if not more enjoyment out of creating with those little bricks as they did.

As an educator I loved it in all its various forms because the instructions come without words so they are a terrific 'thinking tool' without the incumberance of having to decode words.

Three cheers for Lego and the people large and small who create with it!

Felicity x

Heidi said...

Super cute snowman....not as cute as your cutie though, look at that beaming smile!
He looks wonderful next to your other treasures.

Naturally Carol said...

My kids have grown up but I still hang on to the Lego, it's waiting for the next generation!

My Love is..... said...

YAY!! We are lego crazy around here as well... which is totally fine by me lego makes the world a better place :)

Mimi said...

Oh Jennie your photos bring me back to when my Sammy spent hours playing with his Lego. I have kept all of his Lego I just can't part with it. Mimi xx

Emily@TheWickerHouse said...

Thanks for following my blog. My kids are lego maniacs too. In fact my 5 year old just had a Lego Birthday Party. So I was wondering who is One Green Bean? We would love to test out legos too.

Chicken Willow said...

I'm buying the kids Lego this year. Can't get enough! Hope your thighs have recovered. xx

Anonymous said...

Well, this is quite interesting indeed. Would love to read a little more of this. Great post. Thanks for the heads-up.