Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Tuesdays Treasures

This weeks treasures all fit into this unassuming tin.......
It is full of games and puzzles that my Dad handmade for me when I was in my teens.
Every piece is handmade, painted or varnished....
... with the "How to Play" instructions neatly typed up on Mums typewriter.
This is my favourite puzzle Dad made.... I just love the shape of the chicken. You have to work out how to separate the pieces and then get them back together.
Even my sons still get the tin out every now and then, to see if they can remember how to solve the puzzles and to play the games.
I just love my tin of puzzles from my Dad.
I am off to Clares to check out some more Tuesdays Treasures....
Hope you are all having a wonderful week!
Teresa xx

16 comments:

BubzRugz said...

Teresa - those are amazing. It's hardly surprising that you have a natural arty talent - must run in the family... the games are really great, and especially as they are handmade by a VIP...
Hugz

mandapanda said...

Oh wow! How sweet of your Dad to make them, how amazing that he was able too! Your Dad is talented!!

Suzi-q said...

What a very clever Dad and to take the time to make these is ever so thoughtful

Jenny said...

Hi Teresa! Thanks for visiting my blog! and thank you for your kind words about my Sox! ...and oh my, what a treasure this little tin of toys must be to you - I just love old toys, and these handmade ones are even more special! Looking forward to reading more of your blog!
Hugs from Perth!
Jen xo

clare's craftroom said...

Oh wow what a clever dad ! I love your tin , thanks for showing us and playing along .

Melody said...

This is really special.

Mistea said...

What a perfect little tin with all the old favourite games made just for you. Love the Chicken challenge.

Wickedly Divine Creations said...

What special little items. How nice the boys still use them sometimes rather than x-box, playstation, computer. My kids occassionally get out the board games...with some encouragement...they prefer everything technological these days. All we had was board games and Barbie!

jeanette h said...

Hi Teresa, what an amazing child hood you must have had, wonderful that you have kept all your things.
cheers jeanette h xx

Janice said...

What a great collection. I bet they gave you hours of fun. Your Dad did such a professional job on them. My Dad also liked making puzzles, although they were different ones to yours. Some were so hard that I never really figured them out. One had lots of curtain rings and a long wire like a bow. It was far too hard for me.

Jantine said...

Those are unbelievable. You are very lucky to have those puzzles. Hope you will have a lot of fun with them. And those instructions on the back... smart idea it was!

Sheila said...

How very special they all are , the fact your Dad made them of course makes them even more special a true treasure !

Allie said...

This is AMAZING treasure - a tin full of love. What a gift from your dad!!!

Sue said...

Now that is an amazing treasure! Lucky you.

DAWNIE said...

Now these are just fabulous. My dad too was a handyman and I have some great treasures that he has whipped up to - they are very special. How nice of you to share

Liz said...

Teresa- Your puzzles are wonderful.what a lovely treasure you dad must have beeen to make these. I think they are great!!