Derek and Megan each made an animal in grade school art class and gave it to me. I love these animals and I keep them right by my computer. Megan asked me why still have them - now that she's older she thinks they didn't turn out that great. I told her that I'm a mom and I don't see animals - I see the personality of the kid that made it!
Derek's teacher had the kids make alligators. He practiced making the scales with pla-doh after school every day so that when he started his project at school it would turn out just right. Megan's teacher let them choose any animal - and she made a grey cat because she loved our cat Smiley. I can picture her feeling and squishing the clay - she has always enjoyed the process more than the end result. What a gift to have two such different kids!
Hop over to Carrie's blog today. She has a free pattern that is sure to become a favorite. You still have time to make one for Christmas - get started today!
During our Cross Country Christmas blog hop, enjoy a free pattern from each of the 12 designers and remember to comment on all 12 blogs to be eligible for a big grand prize!
I'm having a great time meeting you and hearing your Christmas memories!