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from the stacks

14358834 we recently got Show Me a Story: 40 Craft Projects and Activities to Spark Children’s Storytelling by Emily Neuburger from the library after seeing it mentioned on *someone’s* blog.  was it yours?  i can’t recall! but it looked like something we would like to look at even if we never actually did any of the projects.

sure enough, it’s a lovely book.  Mabel spend a few evenings flipping through the pages.  then she talked about a few projects she might like to do: a storyboard background made from cloth, painted rocks.  i started to slowly gather supplies.

IMG_1833then, completely on her own, she used the ideas presented in the book–making props for storytelling–but in her own unique way.  she made this tiny playset of Angelina Ballerina and her friend Alice.  it all fits inside a tiny, magical matchbox.

there was a time when these stories loomed large in our days.  but it’s been a while.  she’s sort of moved on from ballet as well.  but still the stories have hold of her.`

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