The set for swap#2 has a few wonky bits as well, but it was more challenging, so I am pleased that it even came out swappable at all. For a while I was contemplating starting something from scratch, but I do think the recipient of this one will be pleased. Now fingers crossed that everything will fit.
I tried to escape on my own to go thrifting today, but unfortunately I had not only the two smallest kids tag along, but my husband too. They spent the whole time running around crazy, tearing books off the shelves and complaining. And that includes my husband, not just the kids. I made the mistake of telling them we were going to the park afterwards, next time I will make the op-shop the highlight of the trip, or even better, just go on my own.
So I really didn't get to rummage through things like I normally do and there was nothing that just leapt out at me. I had all but given up hope of finding even one bargain, when I came across this book, 'Things to make for Children'.
It made the whole trip worthwhile as I had seen a tepee in a fancy toyshop a few months back, and was contemplating buying it for Christmas or the next birthday for Mister Monster. But really, who wants to pay $250 for a fancy kids play tent!!
So imagine my delight when I saw a tepee on the cover of this book. I snapped it up for $1 and having read the instructions, I think it is totally conceivable that I just might finish the tepee for Christmas. There is also a rather groovy retro rabbit bean bag that I may put on the Christmas list for one of the kids as well.