Friday, September 12, 2008

bloom...

As much as I love the wonders that the internet brings to our daily lives I have to say that nothing beats sitting down with a book and finding inspiration in it's pages. Green Crafts for Children by Emma Hardy is our latest...


Miss A and I have had a lovely time choosing projects from this book to make for family and friends, marking the relevent pages with our new Poppies for Grace sticky notes. It came as no surprise that topping the list are the cardboard sandals {apparently we are making the purpley ones}


So far we have made some little peg dolls to join our wonderful ones made by Momo and this morning we had a lovely time picking spring flowers from the garden for pressing. Didn't you love pressing flowers when you were little, I did, especially pansys... my Gran always had them in her garden, pansys and snapdragons.



Of course, now I'm being asked every five minutes if the flowers are ready?

It really is far too beautiful a day to be inside, we are heading back outside to enjoy the late afternoon sunshine. Spring is here in this part of the world and next week I think we might celebrate with beautiful blooms all week...
I'll see you then, have a happy weekend!

2 comments:

Ellie said...

Oh. I think I'm coming over to buy this book from you this week. Ari would love a new "activity book".
Lovely photos. Nice to have an update from you, via blog land.
See you soon, Ellie xx

pinkflowerbuttons said...

those cardboard shoes remind me of when I was little. I used to love the plastic shoes called ice-bergs in the early eighties, and I didnt have any so I made some out of cardboard and string. They were so fun to wear. As an adult later I bought the exact type in leather form, to ensure permanent durability!