Monday, June 8, 2015

Me on Monday

busy making Twiddle Muffs – yes you read right – also known as sensory bands


to provide a calming occupation for bored hands for people with dementia


the idea is to include several different textures plus things to twiddle such as beads, button, hoops and ribbons.

Which makes them perfect for someone with a stash of bits and pieces – plus vindication for keeping such a stash.  I sorted through and have a box of possible bits and then I’m creating a ‘kit’ around a particular colour, based on the interesting texture wool that I have.  I think it is important to make them look nice too and by keeping each one to a core colour it means the recipients can choose one in a favourite colour – I know I’d want to.

I’m enjoying the variety in yarn and thinking about how to add twiddle bits – more creatively rewarding than making blanket squares. 

I’ll be sending these off to dementia care charities.

Waving to everyone and an extra wave to Sian for leading this weekly wave.  Optimistic about the weather in the coming week and hoping to get outside to enjoy some sunshine.


Sian said...

Helena these are fantastic! As soon as TSO comes in I'll be showing her, because coincidentally we were talking about Snoezelen (sp?) rooms last night

Have a great week

alexa said...

I have never heard of these, Helena! Will be off to google shortly. What a very rewarding and worthwhile thing to be doing. Wishing you lots of pleasure in it this week. Those colours are lovely together.

Miriam said...

These are wonderful Helena. You are right about choosing, I would choose the purple one.

Karen said...

Wow, what a wonderful project! I've never heard of these.

Eileen T said...

I agree with the others, it is a wonderful idea. I love your choice of colours.

Maggie said...

What a great idea!

Barbara said...

What a wonderful idea! I haven't heard of them before, love your choice of colours.

Missus Wookie said...

Wonderful idea and I bet it would be useful for others who need to fiddle. We have entire boxes of things you can fiddle with while concentrating or needing to block out your surroundings here.

Oh and Woot! on the vindication for a large stash of things that will come in useful one day.

Prairie Jill said...

What a wonderful project!