What I love about little kids is that they’re so free of gender prejudices. My own big passion for hardware junk started when I was barely four (probably earlier, but that’s what I remember). I can recall it very clearly: my mom was an engineer at the shipyard. One day she couldn’t find anyone to babysit, so she took me with her. A little girlie me in my bright pink jacket was walking along the giant cargo ships with my mouth wide open. All around me there were big metal things, like anchors, and sheets of metal, and cable rolls, and anchor chains. And a heap of loose chain links, each size of the palm of a hand of a grown-up man. And huge metal beams piled neatly. And even half-of-the-ship-huge-as-hell-right-above-me. As we were leaving the shipyard territory, security guy noticed I was crouching down to the ground because of something really heavy in my little pink pocket. Yup, I sneaked a 2-kilo cast iron cargo ship chain link.
Like a little cutie pie in a pink jacket, I was.
That’s why I was more than encouraged when I got a request to make a busy-board for a girl, for little Maya. I do believe that the busy-boards are for all kids, definitely not just boys.
This Princess busy-board was made for the sweetest 1-year-old birthday girl, who loves - surprise - princesses and a certain British piglet. (And, just maybe, cast iron chain links.)