The Talents Go On... This Week's Invention!:)

Doll With New Jerkin & Backpack - Lauren's invention July 29th 2007... Jerkin and Backpack for her Doll, from old carpet.
@Darkwing (21588)
July 29, 2007 3:42pm CST
Sorry... I just have to marvel at what my granddaughter comes up with, week in, week out. This is her latest invention, which she showed me with pride today. Great Gran had a new carpet fitted, which had some offcuts. It was a white, furry carpet with a foam backing... a sort of waffled backing. Lauren took the offcuts and shaped them into a furry jerkin and backpack for her doll. She really has excelled this time! lol. The jerkin has one button, and two heart-shapes cut out of it, and the backpack is like a satchel shape, with velcro sewn to it, for the closing. This is the best, so far... I have put a pic in here showing the jerkin from the front, and will post others in my profile, if anybody is interested enough to have a look. :) She is now in the process of making some furry boots... ha ha ha... my idea! I'm beginning to wonder what I'll stumble upon next week... I can't believe how she amuses herself for hours on end, inventing these bits and pieces, and all from a couple of carpet offcuts... amazing!
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@gabs8513 (48716)
• United Kingdom
30 Jul 07
That is brilliant it looks like she has a big Talent there and takes after Grandma Darkwing if I remember rightly she is very clever to in making Things
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@Darkwing (21588)
1 Aug 07
:) Shhhhhhhhhhhh, you're embarrassing me! lol. I'm embarking on a new venture now... to make a whole new set of altar tools. I'm really into all that woodwork. Brightest Blessings, love and hugs. xx
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@gabs8513 (48716)
• United Kingdom
1 Aug 07
Oh but I am only telling the truth I know you are very talented but I am still waiting for my Carebear lol I bet you forgot I know what you are like or even a Tinkerbell will do me lol Love you xxx
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@Darkwing (21588)
2 Aug 07
It's not a case of having forgotten... more a case of "Where the heck in the loft did I put the patterns?" ha ha ha. It's very hot up there at the moment and there is such a lot of stuff... I'll get there sometime. Perhaps I can persuade Tony to come and help me thin it out a bit, again. A lot of the trouble was, they were, some 3 months ago, coming to fit a new kitchen, and I didn't want them to just rip out and discard my existing cupboards, so I took most of them down, and put them in the loft, together with a lot of the contents. So, it's overcrowded now. You'll have to bear with me for a while longer, I'm afraid, Gabs. I DID forget which one you wanted though! Was it the blue one with the star hanging off the moon? If so, that's the bedtime bear, and I will hunt it out for you. Love and hugs. xx
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
30 Jul 07
with what she does now just think at what she will be able to do when she grows up! This might just be working into a career for her . I can hardly wait to see what she does next time . Hugs
@Darkwing (21588)
1 Aug 07
Well, we'll see. I'm not even sure what she wants to be when she grows up, but she has a big interest in acting and dancing, so she could go one of several different ways. lol.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
1 Aug 07
Yes she surely can. I can see my grand daughter dancing for she has kept a rythum since she could just stand. and she dances to every kind of music now.
@Darkwing (21588)
2 Aug 07
Wow, that would be great. They love to dance and it's so lifting to watch them, and their talents amaze me.
@kayrod2 (1304)
• Australia
30 Jul 07
I love hearing about Lauren's new inventions. She is a very talented little girl. I went and had a look at the other pics. Her little inventions are endless. I reckon she will do something very creative when she grows up. It sounds like she can keep herself busy for ages. So many kids cant these days. Best wishes to you, darkwing. And you have a beautiful granddaughter
@Darkwing (21588)
30 Jul 07
Awwwwww, thank you Kay. I'm only too happy to write about her, as long as I'm not boring people with her antics... the fact is, as all parents and grandparents, I'm very proud of the little ones and their achievments. It's not only at home, they were treated to a horseriding session last Friday, because both the girls had done so well with their school work. I'll put this event in another discussion as the day turned out to be quite funny, but it's that kind of support from my Son and Daughter-in-law, and their constant encouragement that has brought the girls up to be what they are. Unfortunately, I don't see the other three too often, but I'm going to have to make a point of taking them out during the Summer break. Brightest Blessings. xx
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@kayrod2 (1304)
• Australia
31 Jul 07
I cant wait to her about their horse riding session, i am sure it will be great reading. Your grandchildren are very lucky to have such supporting, encouraging parents. I am sure this is what makes kids grow into what they become. Best wishes to you, Darkwing
@Darkwing (21588)
1 Aug 07
Oh yes, I'm sure their upbringing is very important. Thank you Kay... yes, she is beautiful. :)
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@weemam (13377)
29 Jul 07
I love hearing these stories pal , and I can feel how proud we are , she is really smart and I think she will have a great future in whatever she does as she has a great imagination and that will take her far , I love the furry outfit , she might have furry slippers ready for you next time you go lol xxx
@Darkwing (21588)
29 Jul 07
That would be nice... she could make her own Christmas presents. lol. I think we all marvel at and are proud of what our children manage to achieve throughout their lives. I really think she would like to be a professional dancer or actress when she grows up, but we'll see, huh? Plenty of time for final decisions yet. :) Brightest Blessings.
@weemam (13377)
29 Jul 07
I hope we are both here pal to see what she will become and I also hope there are a lot more lovely stories for you to tell xx
@Darkwing (21588)
29 Jul 07
Me too, Weemam, lol. I'm sure we will be and I love to hear your stories too, so keep 'em coming, my friend. xxx
@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
3 Aug 07
Sounds like the world will be her oyster...what a marvellous youngster. BTW...nice carpet.
@Darkwing (21588)
3 Aug 07
I certainly hope the World will be her Oyster because she works hard, is very talented and imaginative and deserves something special from life.. my granddaughter, or not. It is a nice warm carpet, MsTickle which I think you might appreciate at times! lol. Don't they usually make wigs from such things? That's another concept for her to follow. lol. Brightest Blessings.
@cher913 (25891)
• Canada
1 Aug 07
good for her! if she keeps on with this, who knows what she will invent when she is older?!!
@Darkwing (21588)
2 Aug 07
Thank you Cher. I really hope she does invent or design something which will make a name for her when she's older. I'll bet one thing... her kids will have great fun, with their Mum. :)
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
30 Jul 07
Sure your granddaughter has talents. I am sure she really enjoys herself with her new found hobby. I rememebered when I was young, my sibblings and I too do such "experiments" making clothes, rugs etc from leftover cloths which my mother leaves on the floor while she cuts and sews. She is a seamstress.
@Darkwing (21588)
30 Jul 07
That's right... we did used to make our own amusement and invent or design things, by experiment. However, with the amount of video games and computer entertainment around these days, I think a lot of kids have lost that art. I am so pleased that my grandchildren don't belong to that zombie brigade, and that my boys restrict their computer time. It's all a part of growing up and I'm so happy to see it in my offspring. They should enjoy life in the same way we did. There are too many worries and too much competitiveness to have what the next man hasn't in this day and age. Brightest Blessings, my friend.
@naadia (830)
• India
30 Jul 07
wow...thas great..your grand daughter have some talent.say a hai from me....hope she will do many more creative works in future.and how old she is....really nice work
@Darkwing (21588)
30 Jul 07
She's nine, Naadia, going on sixteen, but she's great. She's more like a friend than a grandchild. We can talk about things for ages without there being any grownup - child barrier. All my grandchildren are great kids, but Lauren is the youngest and she amazes me sometimes with her talents... so much so, that I have to share. I'm sorry if that seems boastful, but thank you for your comments and I will certainly say hi to her, from you! :) Brightest Blessings.
@mummymo (23707)
29 Jul 07
Fantastic what a wonderful and imaginative granddaughter you have honey - I am really impressed! Good for her! xxx
@Darkwing (21588)
29 Jul 07
Thank you Mummymo, but never forget the talents of your Niamh also. We're all proud of our offspring and their offspring and why not indeed? That's what life is all about, my friend. xxx
@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
29 Jul 07
Very very talented indeed. Might have a career in fashion designing, interior design, something along those lines with her hands. I loved what she did with tehe left over carpet. She is a genius!
@Darkwing (21588)
29 Jul 07
Well, I don't know whether I'd go quite so far as to call her a genious but she certainly has an inventive mind. I did want to be a fashion designer when I was early in my secondary eduction... I never made it, but perhaps she is going to. Brightest Blessings.
@GardenGerty (99232)
• United States
29 Jul 07
What a treat, and what a supportive and interested grandma.I can just imagine. I know she gets a great deal of satisfaction from the creative process. That doll is going to have the best wardrobe of any doll around. Maybe you have a budding clothing designer on hand, or perhaps these are props for writing children's stories. It is great that her parents are enchanted by her as well.
@Darkwing (21588)
29 Jul 07
The strange thing is, when I was early in my secondary education, I wanted to be a fashion designer. I never got there, but perhaps my genes have taken over my granddaughter's life! ha ha ha Brightest Blessings.