Keenan's 4th birthday is almost here, and besides practicing form drawing with Kaleena, and teaching her to knit, I have been busy getting Keenan's presents ready.
I made a big basket full of blocks for him. Blocks are of his favorite indoor toys, and I have long been wanting to make some more home made ones.
I found some Black Locust logs as well as some Wild Cherry branches and cut them into different sizes and shapes. Then I sanded them all. This was a big job, loud and dusty. Last time we made blocks I sanded them by hand, but this time I had too may to do it like this and used a hand held power sander
I added a coat of all natural Linseed oil to help protect the wood, I love how the Locust comes alive with the oil, the locust is really my favorite and they will last forever, the wood is so extremely dense.
I also really love all the odd pieces, I know these will be some of the favorites
and here is the basket full of blocks, for his birthday I will drape a silk over it.
I think he will love them!
I am also making him a Birthday Banner, it is not quite finished yet, I still need to sew it together and add beads, perhaps tonight:)
Keenan was very fascinated with the pencil holder I made for Kaleena, so I thought I would make him one and put some new crayons in it
and of course the Birthday Book, here are just a few pages of the one I made for Keenan.
So now with both birthdays taken care of, I can get started with the christmas presents:)
~a lovely evening to you!~