Sunday, 15 November 2009

Hoorah! I've Finished The Sampler

Its been another bad week healthwise, Em has been ill again! She made a good recovery from the tummy bug for last weekend, but then Monday morning had it all over again. She was off all week again, the GP suggested that we keep her off all gluten as well as the usual dairy products once she started eating. Finally she is well again so I hope she will be back at school tomorrow. Three weeks illness has been a real trial for Em but she has carried on working at home on Maths, English and IT set by her teachers. My crafting has been mostly cross stitch as I have finally finished her leaving sampler, I just need to hem and mount it, I think an over sized pencil might look good top and bottom. For the next two Wednesdays I am running a craft evening at Em's Girl Guides group, whilst half the group is learning to shoot then they swap over. Em is going to start off the evening showing the girls how to make pipe cleaner flower pencil toppers, then I will show them how to make the little Christmas Tree topper. They will also have a chance to make an angel and a handprint poem. I hasten to add that these ideas were borrowed from across the web and adapted to our needs for the crafting evenings. I wanted to find a pattern for an angel made from paper doileys - instead of which I came across an angel on a website which uses paper doileys for wings. Now doileys have all but disappeared in good old England, so I played with the pattern and borrowed wings from another angel and changed her halo to a pipe cleaner version. Hey presto she looks like an angel. I thought the Handprint poem would be perfect for the girls to make, usually these are made at toddler groups and pre-school with hand paints. So I decided it would be fun for them to cut out their handprint and put a toddler sized print on top with their name age and the year. I also adapted the wording to reflect the fact they are older now. I apologise for my photo being on its side I have tried to upload the photo three times, it was saved in landscape format but blogger keeps loading in portrait! You can still see the poem. The Handprint poem and angel I found at DLTK's website. The flower pencil toppers Em found in a book. but she designed the flowers and made her own templates. I hope you have a good week. Happy crafting. Jane x

5 comments:

Willow said...

I hope Em continues to feel better. It is difficult to keep up with schoolwork when you're out sick.

Cute ideas for the crafts!

Ally Johnston said...

Some great ideas there. Hope health is returning to your home. The sampler looks amazing

Gina said...

Well done on finishing your sample. Hope Em has fully recovered from all her illness of the past few weekes.

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm glad she's feeling better. That must be rough to recover when you're allergic to so much!

Those crafts are darling! And I love your sampler!

louise said...

I remember making a very similar angel at primary school, it had a ping pong ball as a head. I hope you and Em have good fun at the craft evenings. I think everyone has borrowed an idea at some stage. I'm glad that Em is making a good recovery from her illness. x