Thursday, January 17, 2013

Can chores become fun?

Oh yes! But only if you have a fun chore cube. 

"What's that?" I hear you say, well, it's one of these....


World of Cross Stitching Issue 198
Immediate Media Co

How cute is that?  Each side contains a cross stitched chore such as 'set the table', 'feed the pets', 'dust the room', as well as 'your choice' and 'Mum's choice'. I designed a set of eight different design chores to give a bit flexibility for the chores, after all, not every family has a pet etc. 

I loved this idea and I was thrilled when Ruth, the editor of The World of Cross Stitching, wanted to use it in the magazine. (I'm so glad that their technical team did all the work as I don't think my sewing skills extend to making such a neat cube!) Anyway, It's the perfect size for little hands to hold and I'm sure that with this cube, young children will be more then willing to help out with chores around the house.

Now I just have to think of a chore cube design that would work for teenagers....or maybe one for husbands!!!

Until next time...happy stitching!

Rhona

15 comments:

Pull the other thread said...

Wow Rhona, that is such a great idea. I love it, so cute.

Mii Stitch said...

Clever idea!!

cucki said...

Sweet x

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Very original and very cute
Giovanna

SoCal Debbie said...

Oh you're famous! What a wonderful idea. I need one for kids in their 20s who just won't leave home! LOL

Stitching Noni said...

Fabulous idea. Love it!!

Valma said...

one for husbands hehehehe, sounds great =)
I saw it in the mag, I found it was a good idea
Maybe I'll try a smaller one , can be used as a scissor fob or a key ring =D
I sent TWOCS one of my stitching from this issue, maybe it will appear in one issue hehehe =D
big hugs
xxx

Lija said...

Very nice! I saw it in the magazine when it came out.

Vilje Vanilje said...

I love this idea, I thin I should make one for boyfriend;) And maybe on one of the sides write a treat so there is a chance he could do something fun instead of chores. Good job.

xstitchlibrarian said...

Congratulations on getting your idea published - how exciting!

♥ Nia said...

Very smart ;)
Hugs&smiles

MarchAnn said...

Great idea, and wow your in the magazine so you have a good 15 minutes of fame.

Wendy said...

what a great idea. I was just wondering if this would work on my husband when you said that about designing one for husbands!

Caitlin Jordan said...

I love the idea. Sewing up a cube isn't too hard I did it last year. It's just the last seam that is the worst.

Ruth S said...

Love it Rhona - just you keep on sending me more fab ideas like this, and I will have to do more about including them in the mag ;)
Rx