toy project

anonymous asked:

I'm not usually one for angst, but I just had a thought and maybe you can give your insight on it too. What if Seven & MC both died in [insert some sort of accident here] and entrusted their child(ren) to Saeran? How do you think that would go? qq thank youuuuu

(◞‸◟;) so sad but I will write!


  • The news of the car accident was jarring for Saeran
  • But his new title of legal guardian to his niece, his brother and sister-in-laws 6 year old daughter, was overwhelming to say the least
  • He remembered them asking if they could put him down in the will and he just shrugged it off as something you did, he never actually thought anything would come of it
  • The first day was the hardest
  • She was quiet
  • More quiet than she normally was
  • He could tell that she was sad and scared
  • In her little hands she had been clutching a picture of her with her parents on her 6th birthday 
  • His place wasn’t exactly set up for kids
  • He hadn’t even been able to grab most of her stuff or her bed from the old house
  • So he placed some blankets and a pillow on the couch for her
    • “Are you…hungry?” he asked
  • Though she still didn’t make eye contact with anything but the floor, she shook her head ‘no’
  • And Saeran sighed in relief
  • As he was staring into his empty cabinets at a few cans and an old box of crackers
  • A grocery store trip would be a must the next day
  • He had Yoosung watch her during the afternoon so he could go out
  • He figured it would be too much for her to go home and see everything so soon
  • It was sad to see all of the things scattered around the apartment
  • Saeyoung’s half-finished toy projects still lay on his work bench
  • The calendar hanging on the wall with appointments that will never be made
  • Spoiled food in the fridge
  • He lingered in the hall to look at photos
  • There were the wedding ones
  •  Saeyoung hugging Saeran during the reception, a huge grin on his face as always 
  • And pictures from the birth of his niece
  • He had never seen Saeyoung so happy
  • Saeran remembered holding her small body for the first time in the hospital
    • “She’s…cute,” he said with a half smile
  • He threw some toys that looked promising in a bag and loaded her bed up
  • Taking one last look at the place before leaving
  • He would have to figure out what to do with everything eventually, but for now he’d focus on his niece
  • His computer room was cleaned out and he moved her bed into there
    • “You can decorate or whatever…I tried to grab what I thought you would want but I can always go back,” he placed the bag next to her bed
  • She ran to the bag and began rummaging through it, throwing out a few things until she found what she wanted
  • A cat stuffed animal she’s had since she was an infant
  • She pressed the paw and Saeyoung’s voice came singing through
  • He had recorded both of their voices singing lullabies and saying sweet things to her
    • Mommy and daddy love you so much
  • She clutched the cat and began to cry
  • Oh shit, she’s crying…
  • Saeran froze for a moment not knowing what to do
  • He knelt down next to her and placed a hand on her back
    • “It’s okay to be sad…and it’s okay to cry,” he said softly
  • Not the best words but it was all he could think to say
  • He made a mediocre meal for dinner and she picked at it a lot without eating much
  • Saeran didn’t blame her, but he knew his cooking would improve the more he did it
  • Which, he guessed, would be just about every day now that she was there…
  • He cleaned up the plate’s and bowls from the table
    • “Is this normally when you go to bed?” he really was lost
  • She nodded and grabbed her kitty plush to get ready for bed
  • He could hear the sound clips from the cat going off intermittently as he washed the dishes
  • When he finished and her light was still on he peered in from the doorway to see her sitting in the bed crying softly
    • “Do you need something? To like…talk or something?”
  • She shook her head
    • “Well…mom and dad would…read to me,” she said through whimpers
  • Right, of course
    • “I’ll be right back,” he said
  • When he returned he had a book in one hand and was dragging his computer chair in the other
  • Sitting next to the bed he showed her the cover
    • “S-” he choked for a second, “your dad used to read this to me when we were your age,” he opened it up
    • “Dad did?” she wiped her eyes and seemed interested for the first time since she arrived
    • “Yeah, he did. He always made sure to explain things to me, and do voices,” Saeran smiled remembering it
    • “Dad did that for me, too,” she smiled
    • “I’m not your dad…but I can try my best to read it like he would.”
  • He closed the book and stood up
    • “Do you like ice cream?” he asked her
    • “I do”
    • “Stories are always better with ice cream, I’ll go get some.”
  • He had seen her smile finally
  • Perhaps he was getting somewhere
    • “Ice cream? In bed? Is that okay?” she asked
  • Saeran shrugged
    • “I think for tonight it’s okay.”

О игрушках и людях

В детстве я часто ломал игрушки, точнее не ломал, а разбирал, пытаясь найти суть работы их механизма, посмотреть, что внутри, но итог - игрушка сломана, суть не найдена, а чинить их никто не научил. Думаю так и сейчас у меня случается. Только с людьми. Но я учусь чинить их, учусь как-то отвечать за свои поступки. Потому что если не предотвращать ошибки, то нужно хотя бы научиться их исправлять.

Поэтому я стараюсь всегда держать своё слово, исполнять обещания, помогать тем, кто просит, и тем, кто нет, когда получается видеть, что помощь нужна. Я стараюсь быть лучше, чем был когда-то, чем говорят о большинстве людей - мне хочется быть лучше в своих поступках, в исправлении своих же ошибок, которых я часто не могу избежать сразу, затягивая чуть дальше, даже осознанно. Готовясь ошибиться, я ошибаюсь, но держу в голове попытку это же и исправить. Да, странно, лишние звенья в цепи, когда не стоило бы просто её начинать, но так не выходит и я ищу другие выходы.

Когда выкручиваешь винтики из нижней панели, добираешься до игрушечного фетрового сердца, видишь, что оно не бьётся, что там только провода, которые уже не соединишь как было, пластинки, которые треснули от нескольких падений и ничего больше, то грустишь, но оставляешь как есть и отпускаешь. Открывая людей, добираясь до их сути, характера, входя в их жизнь, видишь бьющееся сердце и не хочешь, чтобы оно останавливалось, чтобы если и менялось что-то, то только к лучшему, чтобы не нарушались их привычные порядки. Чтобы также в ответ не были нарушены собственные. Поэтому и стараешься исправлять то, что успел натворить; прислушиваться, отказываться и соглашаться, идти на компромисс, или отпускать, чтобы не досаждать более. Игрушки игрушками, но люди - это другое. И совсем не хочется зазря останавливать живые сердца.

DIY Toys You Can Make For Your Kids (Guaranteed To Be A Big Hit)

Present shopping is an expensive business, particularly when you’ve got multiple children to buy for. But some of the best presents don’t have to cost a lot - especially when you make them.

Cardboard Rocket

Forget a playhouse: You’ll be a big hit if you build your tot a rocket to wile away in the hours in. Instructions here. [Photo: Craig Work]

Superhero Cape

C’mon, every budding superhero needs one of these. Instructions here. [Photo: Jolly Mom]

Play Tent

You can make a play tent in whatever fabric you have lying around the house - and you don’t have to be a expert at sewing either. Instructions here. [Photo: The Feminist Housewife]

Dinosaur Tail

How adorable are these dinosaur tails? A must-have in every child’s dressing up box. Instructions here. [Photo: Running With Scissors]

Cardboard Washing Machine

If your little one loves helping you out around the house, this cardboard washing machine is a brilliant present idea. Instructions here. [Photo: Belles Bebes]

Hot Air Balloons

Whether you create these hot air balloons to decorate your tot’s room with or to house his or her cuddly toys in, they’re bound to be a hit. Instructions here. [Photo: Fabric Paper Glue]

Mouse In A Tin House

Perfect for taking on holiday or playing with on long car journeys, these tiny mouse homes are a great idea. Instructions here. [Photo: Peas In A Pod]

Toy Workbench

Got an old bedside table or chest of drawers lying around? Convert it into an epic toy workbench for your little one. Instructions here. [Photo: The Frugal Granny]

Jet Pack

Another great addition to your tot’s dressing up box. Instructions here. [Photo: The Pinning Mama]

Newspaper Fort

This is so simple to make and completely free (if you’ve got some old newspapers lying around). Instructions here. [Photo: Modern Parents Messy Kids]

Seesaw

A seesaw provides house of fun and can be painted and decorated in any style you like. Instructions here. [Photo: My Fix It Up Life]

Dolls House

This dolls house is fashioned from an old CD stand. Clever, right? Instructions here. [Photo: Sew She Sews]

Play Table

This is a project that will appeal to everyone in the family: Kids get a special surface (three of them, in fact) to play on, and adults can clean up faster because toys will be confined to one area, not scattered all over the house. Instructions here. [Photo: Martha Stewart]

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Disney and Lucasfilm are launching Star Wars Forces of Destiny, a series of animated shorts and an accompanying toy line. The project will be focused on the female heroes of Star Wars. In the 16 shorts, which will be released on YouTube, each will take a turn starring in new stories that co-exist alongside the existing Star Wars lore.

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Build your ideal domain from the ground up — and envision the future of city planning — with Arckit’s modular building-block kit, which allows aspiring architects and enthusiasts alike to create detailed three-dimensional cityscapes. 

See more and support the project here.

Thorin Responsibility

aka stargazing with his dwarflings and being an overall fantastic uncle uvu

One of my pieces for the HobbitCon 4 fanbook project!

19 Genius Ways To Upcycle Your Child’s Plastic Dinosaur Collection

Dinosaurs will forever be in fashion. Jurassic Park made them ultra cool back in the early 90s and today they’re just as awesome. Plus, they have a great many uses… 

Turn Them Into Drawer Handles

A little spray paint and a spot of DIY and you’ve got yourself one epic desk. [Photo: Apartment Therapy]

Add Them To Your Terrarium

Who said plants were boring? [Photo: Yellow Brick Home]

Fashion Them Into A Coat Rack

This is one upcycling idea guaranteed to jazz up your dingy hallway. [Photo: Etsy]

Make Them Magnets

Never has a fridge looked so terrifyingly brilliant. [Photo: Yellow Brick Home]

Go For A Garland

Who needs fabric bunting when you can make this gender neutral garland? [Photo: DIY Candy]

Stick Them To A Mirror

If you’re up for something a bit quirky, we love this fun idea. [Photo: Etsy]

Use Them As Planters

Let’s be honest, these look WAY more exciting than regular plant pots. [Photo: Off Beat Home]

Turn A Diplodocus Into A Loo Roll Holder

This is one way to jazz up your bathroom. [Photo: The Chic Site]

Give Them An Ornamental Status

A little lick of paint and you’ve got yourself some brilliant shelf liners. [Photo: Etsy]

DIY Yourself A Dinosaur Necklace

A brilliant gift idea, if we do say so ourselves. [Photo: Made From Pinterest]

Turn Them Into Cup Handles

Definitely a different look for your kitchen. [Photo: White Lights On Wednesday]

Cram Them Into A Transparent Box

That’s one way to decorate your lounge. [Photo: eBay]

Make Yourself Some Great Place Holders

Ideal for weddings. [Photo: Pinterest]

Use One As A Ringholder

We reckon this fella would look lovely on your dressing table. [Photo: Safari]

Make This Badass Toothbrush Holder

All you need to do is drill a hole through the middle of the toy. [Photo: Pinterest]

Get All Arty And Make This Wall Hanging

Whoever said dinosaurs can’t look artistic? [Photo: Etsy]

Make Yourself These Epic Napkin Rings

Makes napkins WAY more modern. [Photo: Hannah Kate Flora]

DIY Yourself A Dino Serving Dish

We could see this becoming the new cake stand. [Photo: Three Little Monkeys Studio]

Create Some Excellent Jar Toppers

Suddenly jam jars are everything. [Photo: Pinterest]