Arlo actually has a 'real' bow and arrow set which he uses at his grandparents' rural place (less chance of injuring anyone) but on the weekend he and his sister devised this alternative for using here in the big city. We are lucky enough to have a wild and overgrown bit of our garden, and over the fine parts of the weekend, they played with this homemade 'bow' (a stick bent into a curve with a piece of waxed thread) and 'arrows' (random bits of branch found in the undergrowth) endlessly. The arrows needed a quiver of course, so after presenting me with a detailed design right down to the measurements and type of strap required, I made this for them. It's just a simple lined bag with a leather strap. Keira especially enjoyed carrying around her arrows, and even wore the quiver while eating dinner one night.
It makes me happy that the kids are still so into their pretend play these days, and get any visiting friends into it, too.
I hope you're having a good week so far. We have had a few dinner parties, my Mum to stay for a couple of nights and fun shopping at this beautiful little store which is just down the road.
And I was honoured to have some of my photos featured on this British blog- thank you Natasha.