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"God has an inordinate fondness for stars and beetles."

- J B S Haldane

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ideas for celebrating St Davids Day

Happy St David’s Day

Couldn’t let St David’s day pass without cooking up a batch of welsh cakes. This year, I dusted the cakes in caster sugar, for an added treat.

It is impossible to make small batches of welsh cakes, so we are now ploughing through a small mountain of the cakes. Should keep everyone quiet for a while.

Happy St David’s Day.

(If you are after the recipe and other celebrational ideas, head over to my St David’s idea page)


 

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Happy St David’s Day

St Davids Day dragon peg doll and leek craft activityNerys explained for the 16th time that Norbert should not eat the leek, but she knew the dragon was only thinking about how well it would go in his cawl* this St David’s Day. She could see it in his (slightly over-emphasized) eyes.St Davids Day peg doll craft activity Among the welsh cake baking and the daffodil admiring around here, this year our St David’s day activity is peg dolls. We made little welsh ladies. Blank wooden dolls from Panduro Hobby.

Painted the peg and made a hat out of black felt and the tiniest, and as it turned out, difficult to work with, lace. Glue, lace and fingertips. I’ll say no more.St Davids Day wooden peg doll welsh craft activity

Welsh ladies traditionally wear a white bonnet under their hats. The lace around the bonnet seems to save them from looking like Pilgrims, so I painted on a few curls of lace around the bonnet. (Successively side stepping using glue and lace again in this project)

I knitted a shawl, but it was too bulky, so I’m sticking with the painted version. Simple. The children finished theirs after school today.

St Davids Day welsh peg doll craft activityLater that day, Blodwen couldn’t believe it when Nerys told her about how Norbert had eaten all the leeks, except one. They would have to cancel the leek dressing competition. Again.St Davids Day welsh peg dolls craft activityThe dolls and Norbert, the dragon, are on our Season’s table. Surrounded by felt daffodils. Feels like the season is changing.

Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus!

Celebrating and crafting on St David's Day

More St David’s Day craft and activity ideas here.

*cawl: a welsh lamb broth

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