For example, I made a little time capsule box out of balsa wood when Ada was born – cost about £50 to buy the supplies, and to be honest, It’s not sturdy enough for all the stuff we’ve stuffed in it. But I made it, and maybe that will be important to her one day.
The latest thing I’ve built is this wooden toy cart. Its a death trap, quite frankly. The wheels are wonky, there are a few rough edges, and the paint i’ve used is almost certainly laced with lead. But I made it.
And she likes it – that’s important to me.