Sunday, 16 December 2012

"The effort of art is to keep what is interesting in existence, to recreate it in the eternal."

Last night for once Me and Mrs M were really organised. It doesn't happen very ofter but last night when we went to bed the house was tidy. I usually wake up to washing up or just general clutter that needs moving but not this morning. I enjoyed a nice relaxing morning with loads of cuddles from Opeie while we curled up on the sofa under a duvet and watched Mickey Mouse clubhouse while Mrs M got some sleep after another eventful night of Opeie feeding every hour.

Having the house tidy is great for so many reasons but the best one today was that when Opeie went down for a nap i had an hour and a half to use constructively. Did i sort the garden out? no!, did i finish a couple of the DIY jobs around the house that we have started? No! I decided that i would find a random item from around the house and recreate it using Lego (well i don't get these free moments very often ive got to make the most of it). I had a look around the house and found Opeie's monster sippy cup so i decided that was my challenge for today


It took me about an hour to make which means i have roughly half an hour to write the post and have a cup of tea and put my feet up before the little prince awakes from his slumber. It came out really well i think but was a nightmare trying to find the parts, rooting through five huge tubs of Lego quietly making sure not to wake the boy. Mrs M as usual was very impressed with my creation and im hoping that when i send them the pictures the guys at Nuby will be too.

I'm now thinking of setting myself a weekly challenge of items from around the house so if you have spotted anything on the blog that you would like me to recreate then please drop me a message and i will do my best. Now for that cup of tea i mentioned before as im quite sure Opeie will be waking up very soon.



8 comments:

Tamsin Leighton said...

It looks fab! Well done you! Was Opeie impressed? How do you decide which Lego creations you keep and which get broken down again to build something else? My son has this dilemma all the time!

GiftsFromThePirates said...

Hi Tamsin,
yes that can be a bit of a problem. There's some things that we have built that we will never break up, any of the Batman things weve made will stay as Seth always plays with them but with all the other things i guess they just get dismantled when Seth spots a piece that he needs on them. Its a shame to break them up but that's why i photograph and write about everything. what sort of things does your son build?
Oh and Opeie was very impressed with his monster cup he even tried to drink out of it.
Thanks for reading and i hope your having a nice build up to christmas xx

Sammy said...

That's amazing!!!!! Well done you guys! x

Lego Lover UK said...

Wow! That's a real good example of what you can achieve when you put your mind to it.

GiftsFromThePirates said...

thanks, i love filing my free time with Lego. i don't think i will ever grow up. Thanks for reading x

GiftsFromThePirates said...

I really enjoyed just picking something random from round the house. it was a great way to fill an hour. Thanks for your comment x

Mom to be 123 said...

That's brilliant !!!!!

GiftsFromThePirates said...

thank you, i love a good Lego challenge. Ive been sent one by a reader that were working on at the moment so be sure to keep reading. thanks for the comment x

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