Wednesday, December 29, 2010

An Unknown Anker Set

I came across this set and two other sets
while browsing the Anker Home Web site.  I found them listed under the title FrÓ§belgaben on the left side of the page.  I do not know the purpose these were designed, but they are cute and one can always use more stones no matter what size.  I was surprised to find they were available practically in my own back yard.
This set came from the "Red Hen" Books and Toys:                   in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  As I live very near Lake St. Clair in Michigan; Grand Rapids in on the other side of the State about a 3 hour drive from my home.
FrÓ§belgabe Nr. 3 contains eight 25 x 25 x 25 mm size stones. or in Anker language stone number 1.

A cross
Simple design
 Using pictures supplied on Anker's web page; these two models were made using all eight stones for each model.  Although I may never used theses stones for stand alone models in the future, I certainly will be adding them to my over all collection.  Eight additional stones are always welcome.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

A Section of the Great China Wall

From Paper Toys :http//  comes this free paper model of a section of the great wall of China.  This model as with the previous posted model was reduced to fit on a 4 x 6 piece of card stock.  The Model consist of only tens parts and was completed in about an hour.  Just a little something while we wait for Santa to arrive tomorrow.  Christmas Eve dinner is ready and we are thawing out our roast for Christmas Day dinner.  As the poem goes; 'the stockings were by the chimney with care, in hopes St. Nick would soon be there.'

So I wish each and every one a very Merry Holiday and a Joyous New Year.