I've given birth to a boy boy. And, by that I mean he really digs modes of transportation. He will play with a doll for a while and hug a teddy bear but what he really wants to do is play with trucks or trains or cars. We go for walks just to see construction sites. So, despite my best intentions of being gender neutral I made these magnets for him. I went out and took pictures of trucks, cars, van, etc. and the printed them, applied a magnet and laminated them. They now live on our fridge. (Let me tell you, the picture taking part is not as easy as it sounds...these vehicles are usually moving or not in a position to stop and take a good photo.) And, holy smokes, they are a winner! I have seriously bought myself an additional 20 minutes of kitchen time.
Here is, of course, the quintessential school bus...complete with bus driver who was more than a little uncomfortable with the lady taking his photo. If our printer was better, these would have actually turned out with sharper color but so be it. The only thing missing is a city bus and a motocycle.
I'm thinking next might be magnets of family members (and the cat) or different emotion faces for communicating feelings...we will see.
WI Quilt Expo
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