One of my favorite series are the Little House on the Prairie books by Laura Ingalls Wilder (I still re-read them every year). I know it was hard work, but I always found it fascinating reading about making butter and cheese and the massive canning and preserving in preparation for the winter. The hoarder, pack rat in me loves the scrap bag parts. Everything was saved, because one day it will be needed (silk for Pa's necktie, overcoat wool for Grace's feather accented coat, blanket ends for Mary's bed shoes....).
So I cram every useable fabric scraps in a giant zip lock bag. My girls love rummaging around in it -- much more fun than going to a real fabric store.
My youngest, the little fashion plate, created an accessorizing scarf. Check out the extra slots so it can be adjusted for others (namely stuffed animal friends)!
My oldest loves crafting for her animals. Here is a sleeping mat she pieced together with a stapler -- who needs needle and thread?
Maybe one day, I'll get around to making quilt cards....
Have a great weekend!