It has been ages since I shared a pegboard update, hasn't it? We have three in the house and I meddle with them quite regularly but I always forget to talk about them on here. I think this might be one of my favourite displays though, so while the sun was shining through my eldest's bedroom window yesterday, I grabbed my camera and took a few photographs. This is also one of the joys of having a couple of hours at home by myself every afternoon ... I get the chance to notice when the rooms are nicely lit as opposed to scrambling around in the early evening taking photographs in artificial light and then never using them because they're too dark and too ugly.
Back to our display ... the boys continue to go crazy for sticks, leaves and pine cones so the forest floor is like a veritable treasure trove for them, at the moment. The sticks and the pine cones I don't mind so much, but I'm not all that keen on finding dried, crumbling leaves all over the house. The answer seems to lie in those clear, plastic baubles which appear in craft shops in the run up to Christmas. I think you're meant to fill them with sweets and small gifts and put them on your tree but they're really nice for leaves or dried flowers or anything else your little ones like to collect and admire.
The squirrel card is actually from last Christmas from Thornback & Peel (a seriously cool homeware shop ... definitely check it out) but the boys loved it so much that I kept it. Their affections for it are probably due to the hours we spend talking to squirrels in Chester park ... it's the place to visit if you want to chat to the tamest squirrels on earth. They almost scuttle over to you and shake your hand ... particularly if you're in possession of the odd nut or two for them.
I think it's the little bags which steal the show though, don't you? I followed these instructions for a fabric gift bag over on Style Made Simple. They took about ten minutes each and if you cut your fabric to 20cm x 15cm, then you'll end up with the perfect size bag for collecting and storing conkers, which is what my boys are using these fox-themed ones for. I used a sewing machine but I think they're actually simple enough to make by hand.
Super cute, right?!