Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Five Stones Game

Christmas gifts are created year-round at my house. Here’s one I completed over the weekend for one of the children on our gift list.

It’s an ancient game called Five Stones and is very easy to make using this
tutorial. The stones are actually little bags filled with rice and the game is played similar to Jacks except no ball is involved.

I made a little drawstring bag to hold the stones and playing instructions. Everything fits nicely in a red suede box found in my craft closet.


nicolette said...

I’ve said before, but you don’t stop to amaze me with all your creative posts and subjects.
That’s some awesome fabric you used!

Inspired Tokens said...

I wish I could get some Christmas gifts made...time is just flying by. I have great intentions and a few knitted ones started. Now that my little grandkids are with me ...well, we will see what gets completed.

Lorrie said...

What a great idea! My children are grown and have no little ones yet, but this would be fun even for adults. We like to play games together.

Were you ever a part of the Victoria, missing bliss yahoo group? If so, I remember you posting about some "shoe sweets" and I asked for the pattern. You sent a link - and I made them by looking at the photo.

Your creativity is marvelous


Pat said...

Hi June!

I never heard of that game but the bags look so pretty and I'm sure it will be fun to play!

I just have so many things going on this summer with family that I'm dizzy, but I do love to prepare for Christmas early if I can. We'll be spending it away for the first time in Denver, CO, meeting our first grandson! I've been trying to pick up little things as gifts, as flying will prevent us from bringing a lot along. We may end up mailing our gift box anyway :-)

Hugs, Pat

Thimbleanna said...

Very cool June! What a wonderful, thoughtful gift!

a pink-bee said...

You always get so much done and such delightful projects ! I need to get busy getting ready for Christmas !

Paula said...

OH WAY COOL! This looks so fun! Thanks for the links, and as always your BEAUTIFUL examples!!!

Joey's Dream Garden said...

Very cute and lovely idea! I really like the fabric you've used, so pretty. And you're very organised, making Christmas presents all year-round! Beautiful gift.

Randi said...

Neat idea!

The closest I have gotten to making Christmas gifts is thinking about it! I need to get on it starting in September.

Storybook Woods said...

What a fun gift idea. I love the fabric you used. xoxoxo Clarice

Kelly said...

that's really cute, i love the fabric too!