After months of hard work treasure hunting, brainstorming, designing, sanding, painting, sewing, cutting we finally have the “1st Wave” ready to show! We are very proud of these pieces. Together we brainstormed and though I’d get her started she would do the work and sometimes even though the idea was one thing a mistake would take us into a much better direction. You will see quite a few imperfections and I have no intentions of perfecting. She can’t sew the straightest lines and she hasn’t learned how to fix the jam in the sewing machine but she is so proud of her finished product that I don’t have the heart to rip out seams and sew them straighter. There were many moments where she would just work on the piece for 5 minutes and say “No more I go play now” and others were we would be out there for hours. My favorite part of working with her is listening to her tell me the steps as they need to happen it tells me that she will easily be able to handle this little business when she grows up. She knows all the steps! Now my next mission for the “2nd Wave” is to start explaining Why each step needs to take place. I don’t expect her to understand this part yet but then she always exceeds my expectations so we’ll see 🙂
Isabella’s brothers also take part in helping her in a way that only siblings can. I love that they don’t really do anything FOR her they do stuff WITH her. To them she is just another sibling in this family they don’t challenge her like I do but they don’t give her special treatment for things they know she can do. They help roll out her pieces to the driveway in the mornings and help roll them back to the garage in the evenings. They compliment the work and her face lights up with joy and pride!
Each of these pieces perfectly imperfect are for sale. A portion of the proceeds will go towards raising money for Autism Awareness in our community and hopefully creating programs that our kids want to do but aren’t exactly welcome. Such as Sports, Dance & Drama. We want to make a monthly meeting at the Farm so the children can be themselves free of judgment and just relax. And so many more things but one step at a time we will make a difference 🙂 Here are some shots of the recent pieces and our 1st pieces. If you are interested in purchasing please contact us. If you would like one custom made for you we will happily brainstorm with you and hunt for a pieces to suite your needs. These would make awesome Birthday and Christmas Gifts. These would be great in a preschool class or daycare. They are taller than the standard store bought play kitchens since they are geared towards lasting a lot longer and target children like my daughter which wasn’t interested in pretend play (preferred the real kitchen) until she was 4 and by then all the plastic kitchens were so small she had to play bent over or on her knees. We will ship anywhere in the US but because of the size and weight it may be a little costly. So ask for a quote on shipping and I can find an estimated cost for you. Also these will arrive fully assembled and I can’t take them apart to ship. If you are local you can just come on over to our Front Porch Store and pick up for FREE! 🙂 We are doing a Giveaway of the Red and Gray Kitchen. Before you enter the Giveaway please know that I cannot ship so you must be local or if you aren’t and you win you can tell me to donate it to a local person or business you may also pay the shipping costs and I will happily mail it to you. We just can’t cover the shipping ourselves. Stay tuned for details on the Giveaway and how you can get extra free entries by just sharing my post and the pages of my wonderful sponsors which helped me get started.
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