Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Lego Card Holder and Picture Frame for Father's Day
My husband is an amazing Father. For the first 2 years of our daughter’s life he was a stay-at-home Dad and a primary caregiver. I would say that in our family ying and yang are somewhat reversed as my husband is the one sewing, crocheting, baking, decorating our house for the holidays and making paper designs with his Slhouette Portrait.
Even though my husband wasn’t the best student in school, he is a true lifelong learner constantly trying new things. He is very organized and usually completes what he started once he overcomes his initial reluctance to start on something big. I think that we are perfectly matched, since I am a “big picture” person and start new projects fairly easily, but sometimes it’s my husband’s job to make me finish what I started.
My husband is a private person and stays away from my blog, that’s why you never see him in my pictures, but I shared several brilliant projects that he did for our Smarty or with her participation:
One of my husband’s passions is Lego building, so Smarty, with my prompt and demonstration, made him a Lego card holder for those extra cards that he doesn’t carry with him in his wallet. It can also be used as a holder for business cards. This Lego card holder comes with a photo frame wall that allows easy change in photos. In fact, the real photo for Father’s Day reveal will feature Smarty and Papa having fun together. The design of this card holder is very obvious, and Smarty built it using bricks from our formidable Lego collection of loose bricks.
Smarty is very lucky to have such an involved and talented Dad. They share a very special relationship and she certainly interacts with him differently than she does with me. I want to hope that she will strive for the similar partnership of equals in her future relationships as we enjoy in our marriage and that she will expect to be treated with the same love, attention, and respect as she is treated by the most important man in her childhood – her Dad.

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maryanne @ mama smiles said...

What a sweet gift for a very cool dad!

Ticia said...

What a great idea, he's going to love it.

Jeff is involved, but not minutely in the day to day. Actually I'm not really answering this well, so I'll just say he's a great Dad!

Rebecca English said...

What a great idea! I bet he will really love it. I want one too.

I've featured it this week on The Sunday Showcase http://www.herecomethegirlsblog.com/2014/06/09/fathers-day-crafts.html

Monica Pruett said...

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Carrie said...

What a fun gift!! I love it! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!