What a great theme on The Gallery this week: I Made This.
Generally speaking in our house I don’t make things. I do the clearing up after other people have made things, or buy the ingredients for other people to make things. I am the least crafty (and by that I don’t mean sneaky) person I know. So finding something I made that I could photograph was tricky. Unless it was a pile of ironing.
And then I remembered the above that was lurking in the corner of our living room. I MADE THIS!
When I was sixteen and at college training to be a nanny. I didn’t do A levels (I am too dim) but did do the NNEB two year nannying course before going off to be a nanny for three years. This was one of my final pieces in which we had to make a toy, and write a book. As you can see it is rather old and most of the pegs are missing but I think you can grasp the concept.
It even still has the notes on the back for the examiner that explain why I made what I did, the age range I think it is suitable for, why the pegs are where they are and why I think it is “good toy”. I got an A- , one of the few A’s I ever got.
And it makes me think back to 1986
*Skips off singing Take My Breath Away from the Top Gun soundtrack*