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Monday, April 7, 2014

The joy of crafting with kids.

As I told you in my last entry, it hadn´t all been hard work here lately, we certainly had a really great expirience here last week-end too.
Do you ever craft with kids around you? It is such a rewarding thing in sooo many ways, and sometimes it can even give us  a much bigger reward, than we ever think.
As you all probably know by now, I often have all my granddaughters here, and they just LOVE to play here in my craftroom, and they all have their own drawers with each their own stuff too, that they can use as they like, and they often do and they´re all very creative, but especially Tascha 9 y.o. and Trine 7 y.o. is into almost any craft, you can think of, and just want to try it al as often as they get a chance for it.
Then here last week-end, my son were attending a big Spring- and Family fair here, where he had a stand, but then he was invited to one of his oldest friends wedding that saturday, so ofcause mum and dad jumped in and took over the work on the stand for him there. But then my daughter called too, they needed a babysitter for the girls, as they were also invited to that wedding, and my son in laws mum were supposed to look after them this time, but had got sick, so could we help? And sure ofcause we always love to have the girls, but as we had promissed the fair, the girls just had to go with us there too, but as it was a Familyfair, they didn´t mind that at all, as there were loads for kids to see and do there too, so of we went early in the morning, and they were allowed to run and lok around until they opened, and they both came back sooo exited, cause there were a stand there for a free school, who arranged a craft contest for kids during the fair, and they begged if they could go and join, cause they could win some circustickets, and they really wanted to try and see, if they couldn´t win those. And who can say no to 2 lovely kids with begging eyes? No me neither, so of we went to get them in, as I had to sign for them to join, as they were under age ofcause, and they needed my phonenumber, so they could call an adult, in case they should win anything, as the prizes would first be drawn by the other kids on their school monday morning, so I just signed and didn´t think much more about that, because there would be hundreds of kids during the entire week-end and I was busy. So big was the surprise, when I got a call monday morning, that Tascha had won the Main prize there, and if we could come down to their school, so she could get it, and they would like to have a picture of her too ofcause. And ofcause mum and dad was at work, so again Gran had to step in ofcause,  and Tuesday we went to pick her up from school and take her down to the school, she had won from, and she was so exited, and eeven more, when we got here and found out, that she got a big check with the prize, which was a week-end stay for the entire familiy on a huge Spa Hotel here in 2014. And guess what the kid just said, when she heard the prize? She just exclaimed: " But I thought, I won the Circustickets" ha ha ha. But it was only until she found out, how much this prize was compared to the tickets, and gran told her, she could take this check and then I would be happy to buy her these circustickets ha ha ha, but she soon chanvged her minds on that and got the biggest smile on her face, when she found out, that this had a value of 2500,- kr
And I can tell  it was also a proud grandma, when she said out loud during the cermony, that she was really the luckiest girl to have a grandma like me, who gothereds to teach them all this, else she would never have won such a big prize, and you should all have seen her face, when we got back home to mum, and she claimed loudly, that she would love to invite Mum, Dad and Trine to join her on that week-end. That is really big, when you´re only 9 y.o, so it´s really rewarding in many ways to take the kids with you to the craftroom and share all the joy there with them.

Som jeg fortalte i mit tidligere indlæg, havde vi så sandelig en helt fantastisk oplevelse her sidste week-end også.. 
Scrapper I ofte med jeres børn/børnebørn omkring jer? Hvis ikke, så skulle I bestemt begynde at gøre det, det er bare fantastisk, og især når man som jeg oplevede for nylig ser dem få en helt usædvanlig belønning for deres anstrengelse, som vi oplevede her sidste week-end.
Jeg var i mange år ked af, at min egen datter aldrig nogen sinde gad noget some helst kreativt på nogen måde, men har nu efterhånden fået 6 børnebørn, plus 2 reservebørnebørn hvoraf de 7 er piger og så lige en enkelt dreng. Men fælles for dem alle er, at de bare elsker at komme hjem til far_/mormor og lege i hendes hobbyrum, og vi har i mange år haft den tradition, at alle der overhovedet kunne kom hjem en hel uge i både efterårsferien og igen i vinterferien, og så gik det ellers bare ud på
at få lavet, så meget, som man nu overhovedet kunne nå af hvad de forskellige nu havde lyst til, og vi har godt nok haft gang i lidt af hvert gennem årene, og jeg tror ikke, der er den hobby, som ikke har været afprøvet, lige fra at lave alle former for kort, glasmaling, fingermaling, æsker, altered art, smykker lavet af alle tænkelige og også utænkelige materialer gennem årene, syet dukketøj, lavet dukkehuse, og hvad ellers fantasien har rakt til, og ungerne har bare elsket det, og taget som en selvfølge, at det bare var en ubrydelig tradition. Og de prøvede endda om de ikke kunne flytte en efterårsferie et år, fordi jeg desværre måtte en tur på hospitalet og opereres, så det fortæller lidt om, hvor meget det åbenbart betyder for dem også.
De har alle deres egne skuffer og skabe her i mit hobbyrum, hvor de har deres egne private ting og projekter, som de kan gemmer fra gang til gang, de er her. Desværre som de blir større, bli´r det ikke så ofte som før, da de jo selvfølgelig skal passe deres skole, men hvor er det bare skønt at se, at alt det de har lært gennem årene stadig hænger ved og bliver brugt og gír dem nogle fantastiske oplevelser stadigvæk, og det fik vi det bedste bevis for her sidste week-end, hvor vi skulle passe en stand  for vores søn på den store forårs- og familie messe her, da de blev inviteret til et bryllup med en gammel barndomsven, så selvfølgelig ville vi hjælpe til derinde, men så kom min datter også og manglede en barnepige, da de så også var inviteret til samme bryllup, og hvad gør man så? Jo man tár da selvfølgelig bare pigerne med, for det var jo som sagt en familie messe, så der var masser at foretage sig også for børn, og blandt andet var der en stand for en friskole, som havde arrangeret en hobby konkurrence for børn derinde, og den skulle begge piger da selvfølgelig op og deltage i, da det jo lige var i deres gebet, og så kunne man jo vinde nogle cirkus billetter, som de gerne ville prøve om de ikke kunne blive de heldige vindere af.
Som sagt så gjort, de gik op og kom også ind og lavede deres project, som blev udstillet på deres stand, og så kom de, at mormor var nødt til at gå med op og lægge sit tlf nummer, så de kunne deltage, for vinderen ville live trukket af skolens elever om mandagen, hvilket jo var ret fair, så vi kom op og fik dem med i konkurrencen, og de gik spændte hele week-enden, om de nu var gode nok til at vinde de der billetter, som de så gerne ville vinde, men endnu større var benovelsen nu, da jeg mandag formiddag blev ringet op, at Tascha var blevet udtrukket til hovedpræmien, som jeg ikke engang var klar over hvad var, da de jo kun havde snakket om de der cirkus billetter hele week-enden, og de ville gerne om hun kunne komme ned på skolen og få præmien overrakt, så de kunne få et billede af hende, når hun fik den, og selvfølgelig skulle hun da há den ære med også, og da mor og far jo skulle på arbejde måtte mormor afsted igen og hente barnet og ned på omtalte skole, og tro mig stor var glæden, da vi fandt ud af, at hun faktisk havde vundet et helt week-end ophold for hele familien på et stort Spa hotel her i 2014 til en værdi af 2500,- kr. Og hvad tror I ungen siger?? Jo hun siger: jamen jeg troede da det var cirkusbilletter jeg skulle vinde ha ha ha, men da hun så fandt ud af, hvad det var i forhold, kom der ret hurtigt et kæmpe smil på, og hun blev helt ustyrlig, og endnu mere, da Inspektøren for skolen fortalte, at alle børnene på skolen havde holdt afstemning under deres fælles morgensang og en stemmigt havde valgt hendes bidrag som vinder, selv om hun ikke engang gik på deres skole, da blev hun da virkelig stolt, og det blev mormor bestemt endnu mere, da hun højlydt erklærede, at hvor var hun bare heldig, at hun havde sådan en fed mormor, der gad lære dem alle de ting, ellers havde hun jo aldrig lært at lave alt muligt og aldrig vundet sådan en fin præmie. Og at se og høre hende, da vi kom hjem til mor, og hun højlydt forkyndte, at hun altså gerne ville invitere mor, far og Trine med på det week-end ophold, det var simpelthen guld værd. Det er bare rigtig stort, når man kun er 9 år, så jo det er guld værd på mange måder, at tage børnene med i hobbyrummet, det kan der godt nok komme mange gode ting ud af, det er helt sikkert.
Here she is with the famous check, she got with the prize on.
Her er hun så med den berømte gevinstcheck, som hun fik overrakt.
This article has just been published in The Paper Crafter today./ Artiklen er lige blevet publiceret i  The Paper Crafter i dag.
That´s all I had to share with you today sweet friends, I hope, you´ll enjoy our little story here.
Det var alt, hvad jeg havde at vise jer i dag kære venner, men jeg håber, I har nydt vores lille historie.
Have a great day and lots of fun until next time/ Há en rigtig god dag og masser af sjo indtil vi ses igen
Biiiiiiiiig warm hugs / Knuzer
Maryann


16 comments:

Diane Schultz said...

What an awesome surprise for Tascha!Big Congratulations to her. I just know that you are a proud grandmother. She is such a sweet girl. Thanks so much for sharing this amazing story. Give Tascha a hug for me (and Trine also). Crafty hugs, Diane

Gitte said...

stort tillykke med hende.

marie said...

Congratulations Tascha what a clever girl you are bet Mum and Dad was so proud of you I know grandma was and granddad too! Wish I could have seen what you made to have won such a lovely prize. warm hugs Marie

Desire Fourie said...

Huge congrats to Tascha xxx
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Astrid Maclean said...

What a wonderful surprise for Tasha!!! Big congrats and well deserved!!

aussie aNNie said...

I can see your huge smile from here my friend, HUGE congrats to your gorgeous grand daughter....proudly displayed.x

ukash said...

Huge congrats to Tascha xxx
Hugs
Desíre

texascraft said...

Lovely reading all the news Maryanne, what a great prize for Tascha and I know you are all so proud of her. Yes its lovely having the grandies around crafting together. I used to do it when mine were younger, now only have one but still enjoy the time I spend with her in the school holidays. Hope you are well Maryann Love Janet

Baukje said...

Congratulations to Tascha what a lovely surprise for her, and you with her announcement of having the best grandma for teaching her.
Love.....Baukje

Annette / aka said...

Tillykke med hende....og sikke dog og et langt indlæg......haha.
Dejlig bedstemor du er.

Stamping With Bibiana said...

wonderful story
bibiana

Bodil said...

Koselig historie, det må være fint at barnebarna liker å kose seg med litt hobby.
Jeg blir så glad av dine morsomme kommentarer i bloggen min, hahahahaha.. dies---får da aldri nok av det, finner jo bestandig en ny som jeg bare MÅ ha, hahahaha og ja jeg har maaaaaaange. Har ikke peiling på hvor mange og ikke har jeg tenkt å telle heller ;)vi er nok litt like vi :)
nsker deg en riktig fin Påske
klem :)

Lori said...

Tascha is such a darling girl - congrats to her!

wingsofwhimsy said...

How utterly inspiratonal! I'll keep involving my girl :-D

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Congratulations Tascha! It must be nice to have had this time with the kids. You are definitely one proud grandma.

Hugs,
Lisa

Pam Sparks said...

congrats to all! I'm the same way Maryann! I love to create with my grandkids! They are so much fun!