I’ve been busy working on a secret collaboration that today I can finally share. Hooray!
Last year my lovely blog buddy Susie of Flower Press designed a seriously sweet marble print and made it up into gorgeous treasure bags. The moment I saw those bags ‘marbles’ landed on my girls Christmas lists.
They were a huge hit, easily outrunning other more ‘exciting’ toys in the christmas favorites stakes. Immediately these marbles were named, had stories created around them, and became pretend food for other toys. But it wasn’t long before they wanted to know how to play with them ‘properly’. Ok, I had a rough idea but when you are 5 and 7 rules are paramount. So to avoid excessive use of the ‘simmer down chairs’ I went online for instructions. In all my searching I found … zip, nada, not a sausage! Nothing for teaching the new reader set. They were all too complicated and way too dull – a yawnfest!
After declaring loudly and indignantly that “someone ought to make some decent instructions for kids” I released that maybe that someone ought to be me. So I got busy. As luck would have it my pint-sized judges gave the finished product the big thumbs-up and best of all because of the simple comic format they could teach themselves. Oh happy days!
Luckily when I showed Susie she loved them too and a fun collaboration has been in the works to create entirely handmade Marble Starter Kits for other little monkeys. Today is such an exciting day, because today is our big reveal. We have just listed these in Susies Etsy shop. Yay! You can read more about them over on the Flower Press Blog. We hope you like them! We certainly had the best fun making them (Thanks Susie, you’re a star!).
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