My elder daughter has been on Easter break and I took two days off work this week to spend time with my two girls and I advanced to another level of motherhood, so to speak. I could now bring both of them out without any help! A feat for me, as I don't drive, I could normally only manage 1 kid at a time to the library, etc. Especially since the little one is still at an age when naps are needed mid-trip or wants to be carried. So for the past two days, I was happy that I managed to take both out to the park and the Heritage Museum at Shatin, and the younger one could walk on her own the whole time.
Talking about the Heritage Museum, there's a kid's section which is like a big playroom to the children. One of the sections exhibits toys of the olden times and have life sized chess sets like this Animal Chess which I used to play with my brothers when we were kids.
And our old favourite, the Aeroplane Chess which is still popular now. Look how at home my little one is, no shoes!
I did squeeze in a bit of sewing time in the long Easter break. My brother has a pair of blue jeans which he can no longer fit and my mother made them into cut-offs for herself and she too no longer wants them and gave them to me the last October when I visited her and told her about my sewing adventures. I pulled this pair of cut-offs from the cupboard as I had wanted to cut some squares to make a patchwork picnic mat from the old jeans but then decided last minute I could actually turn the pair into a biggish carryall when we go on a barbeque or picnic to hold all the children's knick-knacks.
Here you go, from cut-offs to a big carryall with short handles and lining which neatens the insides.
My girls took turns to use it as a jumping bag too. Very versatile. One day, I would still love to make the denim patchwork picnic mat.