Friday, December 10, 2021

Santa Gnome

On last Friday's outing we stayed closer to campus. (That is, instead of taking the bus somewhere, we walked to places within a couple miles of the school.) The students decided they wanted to go to a fast food restaurant that was close by for lunch. 

But, lunch does not take three hours, which is the amount of time we have allocated for our outings on the days we go out. We had to find other things to do. 

There's a thrift store in the path we were taking, so we stopped there. There was an outlet-type of store (in a not-nice part of town). 

In both of those places, Sydney was looking for supplies. 

Sydney is a crafter. Her current project is a gnome-looking Santa for Christmas. 

(She gifted me with one.) 

She uses a frame that she repurposes from some Dollar Tree decorations. The beard is a repurposed mop head. The Santa hat is stuffed and stuck on top. And the nose... 

The nose was the issue.

Syd was out of noses. Her mother had gotten them for her, and she had no idea where her mother had gotten them. So, we went looking. 

Hey, it wasn't as if we had anything else to do. Not really. 

After lunch, Syd asked if we could go to Dollar Tree on the way back. It was only slightly out of the way, but we had time, so we went. 

Sadly, Dollar Tree didn't have what she was looking for. In defeat, Syd called her mom to find out where to find the noses. Turned out that they were at Hobby Lobby (wooden balls). As the Hobby Lobby was on the other side of town, it was something that Syd would have to do after school. 

Sydney has a list of people she's making these for. As I have made things on deadline, I understand her frustration at not having the supplies she needs. 

16 comments:

  1. Sydney does good work, and must keep busy with her crafting. It's good to have a hobby. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. It is good to have a hobby.

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    2. Yes! And I think that's especially true for those with mental and developmental issues.

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    3. I think her mother encourages her in this.

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  2. never was a Gnome fan but I have become one lately. I like that. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Ew. Nothing would get me to set foot in Hobby Lobby.

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  4. That gnome is inventive! Very nice of her to give you one.

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  5. These gnomes seem to be quite popular.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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  6. Your gnome is fun to see ... but excellent Sydney enjoys her craft and is always creating. Stay safe - Hilary

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  7. That's really cute! My Dollar Tree (besides still being $1 for the time being) has a huge craft section. Lots of wood items, including balls. I think I would have tried Styrofoam if they had those. I'm like J E Oneil above, I will never shop Hobby Lobby.

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    1. There were options, but she was used to using what she was used to using. I wouldn't recommend Hobby Lobby, but it's not my place to tell her family where to shop.

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  8. Love her creativity. I haven't stepped inside a Hobby Lobby in years but I do love the Dollar Tree.

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