I apologise that the blog has been quiet here for some time, It always seems to be the way when the year seems to rush on past the halfway point gathering momentum faster than realised. We have had a very small group, but have been continuing to craft a little sunshine for the school and the fair…
crocheting around darling little bottle vases
knitting little kittens
and letting our imagination loose on calico bags
We hope to be back up to speed and posting regularly again as the school fair looms ever closer. Please put the first Saturday in November on your calendar and start saving that loose change for a crafted treasure or two! We can’t wait to see you there !
a table of fair crafts
We are stitching double time to finish all our treasures in time for the fair. There are sweet little bed sets with pillows and blankets for a favourite doll, more needle felted folk to finish, daring digit dolls with enormous longbows, crochet hairclips and badges and even paper lanterns for tealights to fold. If you can help out on Friday to finish a seam, set out the display table, or attach our labels and prices, we will be busily working from 9.00 am till after school pick up time to be ready for the big day. Let Diana or Jill know if you can lend a hand and we will have a cuppa ready to welcome you, no experience necessary.
We have been polishing up our crochet skills this week, and even those who have never tried before have made some wonderful childrens play horse reins for the school fair. In kindergarten or preschool you can sometimes hear the jingling bells of the message pony as a pair of children chosen by the teacher gallop around the garden telling those at play it is time to come in. (a rough tutorial can be found if you click here)
Rein play is great for learning to work together, to be gentle but firm enough, pacing yourself to someone else, being mindful of those in front and behind, coordination of running, galloping, trotting, ….. the list seems endless ….. and really just plain fun!
It is difficult getting a still shot of reins in play, they just have to be jiggled and jingled, and even older siblings can be counted on to join the fun, to the joy of younger ones who can’t quite believe they get to be in control for once! Stillness does not seem to be an option!
This week we will be at just around the corner from school at someones house for wet felting tea cosies. Email or leave a comment for further details. Happy Crafting!