read and make: an orange in january

January 24, 2013


an orange in januaryan orange in januaryan orange in januaryan orange in januaryan orange in januaryan orange in januaryWe love to read books over here and we love to make projects inspired from the books we read. True and I read this book together (Brave is sick and Soul was napping) and after, True wanted to make pom poms just like the one on the top of the boy’s hat. I taught True how to make poms and she did it! She got tired of wrapping the yarn around, so she stopped at 4 and then we connected them together and hung it up! We would have eaten an orange too, but I hate peeling oranges (I don’t mind cuties though!). Oranges make my fingers feel funny.

When we told Ben what the hanging pom poms were inspired by, he said the book would have inspired him to buy an orange tree. I seriously believe he would seeing how he is planning on planting 23 trees in our backyard, but that’s another post for another day. I’m excited about this little series because reading does stir up a whole slew of inspiration. We love reading and making over here, especially that True, she’s total craft (and reading) queen in our house! Seriously, if she isn’t reading, she’s probably making something. Brave, on the other hand, is the dancing, cartwheeling queen.

3 comments on “read and make: an orange in january”

  • Brandi says:

    Love the orange! Those mirrors are awesome. What kind are they, exactly?

  • Andria says:

    Wait a minute. Am I the only one who noticed “23 trees?” Really???!!

  • Kelly says:

    My mother inspired a love of books and reading in me by simply piquing my curiosity by always having a book in her hand. Your blog here reminded me that there are so many ways to inspire others to read and enjoy doing it. What an incredible idea! I’m almost sad my boys are grown and gone now! Haha!

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