Half term crafting

Our half term is a lovely mixture of meeting up with friends and “creative” time at home. It is bliss starting the day slowly. No marshalling the children out the door after nagging them to get ready and making packed lunches. There has been plenty of crafting.

We had friends over to join in with a wet felting session. It was lovely to have a group round the kitchen table designing their pictures and discussing what they wanted to do with their finished piece. It was new to some and I’m always fascinated at the way people apply themselves to a new activity. One enjoyed designing whilst another revelled in the process. These two pieces will be embellished with stitches and beads once they are dry.

The air drying clay has made an appearance. I left the two girls with a lump of clay while I got on with something else. When I came back later, BL proudly showed me her winking owl. She then explained that she couldn’t make the eyes match, so she had smudged one out and made it wink. Love the problem solving. Can’t wait to see how they paint these up.

Finally, a project of my own. Oh yes. I’m quite excited about this one. It involves designing and working with other grown-ups. I love crafting with the children, but I’m looking forward to this project. I’m doing the preparation work at the moment, but I’m saying no more just in case I jinx it.

Looking at the photo, it looks like a bird from this angle, but it isn’t. I have ideas bubbling out of me at the moment. So much fun. I’ve obviously been bottling up all my own creative ideas, because my sketches and cutting are coming out just how I imagined. No faffing around. Or even “umming” and “ahhing” at it. It is just working first time. A very unusual state of affairs for me. I am a procrastinator.

Can’t resist showing the last of the ladybird poppies on the day they launched the annual Poppy Appeal. I don’t think the snail is impressed.

8 thoughts on “Half term crafting

  • Friday 29 October, 2010 at 2:23 am
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    Isn’t it fantastic when the creative juices just flow. Have fun with your crafting.
    Anne xx

    • Friday 29 October, 2010 at 9:34 am
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      I’m loving it. Shame that the more mundane stuff still needs to be done.

  • Friday 29 October, 2010 at 4:18 am
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    I’m so jealous – I need a half term. Really badly. We don’t do that over here. No breaks until Christmas. I’ll work at the history museum until then, and my daughter doesn’t get a break until Christmas, either. The crafts are beautiful. Clever winking owl. Oh, and those hedgehogs are awesome.

    • Friday 29 October, 2010 at 9:46 am
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      Its lovely to have a break. The girls get quite exhausted, so I can’t imagine going straight through to Christmas. Also, I get more time to play with them. Yeh!

  • Friday 29 October, 2010 at 2:00 pm
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    Looks like such fun! Can’t wait to see your projects.

    • Saturday 30 October, 2010 at 9:57 am
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      It is fun having them home and hearing all the ideas they have about making things.

  • Friday 29 October, 2010 at 4:32 pm
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    I am intrigued to see your project. Love the winking owl.

    • Saturday 30 October, 2010 at 10:00 am
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      Plans are coming on well, so hopefully I’ll be able to show you all in the next week or two. I love the owl too.

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