Saturday, February 17, 2018

For the boys

We got toy cash registers for our grandsons recently, complete with toy money and (gasp) credit cards. I'm pretty sure the Fisher Price cash register we got for our daughters didn't have a slot for swiping a credit card, but for modern day kids it is what it is. So on a recent play date, I realized  play wallets might be a good addition.

"I'll make you one," I told G. Then spotted a way-cooler Spiderman wallet at Target and thought, "he'll like this better than anything I could make."

Wrong!

When we were on FaceTime G asked if I had made his wallet yet. "Something better," I said as I focused on the new wallet.

"Oh, thanks" G said and walked away.

"I don't think he liked it as much as something you would have made," Meg speculated.

Well.

Lesson learned. And since there are three grandsons, there are now three wallets made from thrifted linen ...


complete with Velcro pockets for coins ...


room for real dollar bills ...


and pockets for credit cards ...


I'm thinking they may also come in handy in the not-too-distant future as the perfect place to facilitate Tooth Fairy transactions ... imagine that!

14 comments:

Mo Crow said...

the grandson's wallets work purrfectly & will wear really well!

Sue McQ said...

Liz, these are awesome. Can I be one of your granddaughters?

Liz A said...

Mo - finding something to stitch that is just right for boys makes me so happy

Sue - thank you words that made me laugh with glee

Sue McQ said...

Sweet Liz...warms my heart to hear it made you happy.

Kristin said...

The grandson's wallets..perfection...and great thanks for the honest response to the disappointment in hearing that you purchased rather than made the promised wallets...our lessons so often come from little voices.

Blessed lessons we can hear, nad change our course.....the best kind.

Anonymous said...

such sweet gifts! you are a doll.

Liz A said...

Sue - making things is a pleasure ... giving things that a truly wanted even more so

Kristin - I was so surprised, in the best way

Dee - making things for the little ones is the best gift to self ... when it is something they truly want their eyes shine with the sheer joy of it

Judy Martin said...

how beautiful and useful. xo

Liz A said...

Judy - G couldn't get enough of his wallet, putting it in his pocket and pulling it back out over and over again. Don took G to Target to spend his Valentine gift card and he was ever so proud to use his wallet "for real" at the check-out.

jude said...

great!
keepers

Liz A said...

It was fun to come up with something that actually appealed to pre-school boys

Deb G said...

What a fabulous idea!

Hazel said...

My boys loved that cash register. They would set up stores all over the house for us to shop in. The wallets are wonderful! We had a duct tape wallet making phase here for a few years.

Liz A said...

Deb - It was fun for sure

Hazel - I can see where duct tape might make it easier for wallets to get in and out of pockets ... these linen versions are a tad bit bendable