Happy Monday! I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead of you.
This week I decided to make a worry doll, I had one when I was a child and I loved it. I told it all my worries and popped it under my pillow. You can buy generic ones from places like amazon or ebay but you can also make your own unique ones quite easily.
The great thing about these dolls is that they don’t have to be perfect, you can make them as messy as you like, it gives them more character. I chose not to give mine a face, but you can give yours one if you like.
A pipe cleaner
Wool (3 different colours)
Super glue (Optional, but I find it helpful
Start by cutting about a third of the pipe cleaner off (See picture below) and make the long bit into a circle (Look down for picture), twist a few times to make the head and arms.
Then for the legs you fold the remaining piece in half and thread through the head, twist below the arms to create legs (again, there are pictures down there). You may want to fold the ends of the pipe cleaners over to make little hands and feet, it also stops it from being sharp.
Once you have the outline of your doll you can start to wrap the wool around it, as shown in the picture above I started with the head. I wrapped it as you would a ball of wool and then moved on to the yellow jumper and eventually the blue trousers. When you’ve finished use a little bit of super glue to secure the end of the wool, you can tuck it in but it has a tendency to pop out.
This is a great activity to do with children, especially if they are worried in the current climate.
This year for my birthday I decided to ask for something a little different, I asked for people to get me their favourite book.
Why? Because not only do I get to read cool books I may not have thought about before but also you get to know the person giving you the book a little better.
Maybe you didn’t know they like horror? Or maybe you were surprised that they like romcoms? It gives you a little insight to that person and helps you to get to know them better.
This was my book haul!
I got ‘The Glass Castle’ from my friend Lindsay, ‘The Railway Children’ from my friend Tilly and the rest from my friend Hannah who wanted to give me her favourites from several genres. I felt both spoilt and utterly blessed to have such lovely friends.
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So, what is Chicken Bee? It’s a shiny new blog where you can read good news articles, learn some quirky facts, try a new craft, read a book review and check out some funky stationary. Sound good? Yeah, I thought it was pretty cool.
There will be several reoccurring posts such as the book and stationary reviews, as well as a couple more topics, but I dont want to ruin the surprise! I will aim to post at least twice a week so you have something interesting to read on the way to or from work, waiting for an appointment or on the loo (no judgement here folks!).
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