Friday, October 05, 2007

Show and Tell Friday (10/5)

Welcome to "Show and Tell Friday!" Do you have a something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, an antique find. Your show and tell can be old or new. Use your imagination and dig through those old boxes in your closet if you have to! Feel free to share pictures and if there's a story behind your special something, that's even better!

When we went to the Fall Festival a couple of weeks ago Hubby bought the children wooden swords. They have had so much fun with those...pretending to be knights, pirates, and soldiers. Well, hubby decided that he could make them just as well or better. So here is a finished sword made by hubby. (He actually ended up making seven!) Our local leather shop cut out the pieces for us which cut down on our work tremendously. Hopefully I can show off one that is much bigger soon. Hubby decided that he needs some protection from Big T and Sweet E so he is making himself one. :)
**This wasn't my intention by posting these pictures, but Hubby did make some to sell at a Local Craft Fair. I just wanted to show off what my Hubby did and it is great to get so many compliments from everyone. He wasn't sure what others would think of them and if they would buy them. Now...he knows he could/can sell them. Thank you all for the kind words.**

28 comments:

Capturing Today said...

You should try your hand at selling some of these - they look really nice!

Jane said...

I like the swords! I love little boys playing with genuine "boy" toys - and when their handmade - even better yet.

Thanks for sharing,
Jane

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts said...

What fun! I love the handle part. too. It looks great.

ellen b said...

What a great gift for a little boy! I bet they were excited to get them!

Susie said...

I know how much your boys must have enjoyed these. I have a grandson who loves playing with his wooden sword too!
:)

Penless Thoughts said...

Cute and what fun for little boys!
Susan

Hootin'Anni said...

These are the greatest thing to make for a boy! I bet he WAS thrilled!!! Very good job.

My show n tell is posted. Won't you drop by for a visit if you can find time in your day? I'd love to have you over.

Betty said...

The swords look very professional....I like toys that don't require batteries.......

Thank you for visiting with me ....and taking the time to comment.

Please come again....Betty

Lori said...

Great job at making those swords.
I bet my son would like those too.

Tracy said...

Those are great! My boys would have loved them . Actually, one still would!

Amy ~ (Life's Small Treasures) said...

How wonderful! We bought our son one at a Living History Exhibit here in Michigan a few weeks back, and he STILL runs around the house with it fighting off his 3 sisters ;).

Sharon said...

Looks like so much fun! What is it with boys and swords and guns? I think it is something God put them in to be leaders and warriors and protectors. I have four sons and all four of them had swords, such fun!

Hugs! Sharon

nannykim said...

Swords were one of my kids favorite things to play with when they were little!! The would use different things for shields--I think an old pizza pan and garbage lid!! what fun,, eh?

LBP said...

Those swords look great. I'm sure he could sell those it he wanted to.

Linda

PEA said...

Those would make great Christmas gifts..what boy (or even girl) doesn't love playing pirate? hehe Your hubby did a wonderful job!! xo

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

He did a great job making the sword! Lots of fun for the kiddos!

Katherine

Morning Glory said...

Definitely a little boy's dream toy!

Kelli said...

I have a little boy that would love one of those. :0) Your husband did a great job and what a cute son you have!

Kelli

Bella said...

Those swords are awesome! Your hubby did a fantastic job making them. I know my boys would love to have a couple, too!

Kristy Jo said...

i agree you should sell them, my kids would LOVE to have one~ if i was out somewhere i would buy them for my kids.

Becky said...

Those are so cute. I still say the simple toys are the ones that afford the greatest pleasure and imagination.

Have fun. Are you the damsel in distress??

Marci said...

Melanie, Brian did such a great job. He needs to get a job using all his artistic qualities.

JoyFULLWifeMom said...

Neat. My son would love this.

Chrissy

SweetAnnee said...

Love the swords and you have a very HANDSOME young man there!! Craftmanship is so awesome ..it will be a family hand down I 'm sure
smiles, Deena

Revee said...

Very neat swords! Even my little girls love them! lOL.

Paula said...

Great idea! Every boy needs a wooden sword. My son even had a wooden shield. That would be simple for your hubby to make! I've never seen a wooden sword with the leather handle, though. Nice touch!

Heather K said...

Hi there! I just popped over from Kelli's blog. Your kids are adorable!! your crocheting is so pretty too! My mil has a juicer like the one you used..it's so simple...I couldn't imagine doing it the way you did the first time!! What a huge amount of work!!!

Anna S said...

They are just adorable, and bring back a sweet taste of freedom and boyhood!