Friday, 4 March 2011
Re: Crafting with the kids in half-term
We've had a very crafty half-term. One of the smaller Laces begun a massive scarf from wool in kits she's been given over the years - all chunky, so it's growing fast. It's currently 5 foot in length, and she's still going strong!
I love the colours in this. It's very wide, so will also act as a lovely throw/cuddle blanket.
Another of the smaller Laces begun candle making, and it's proving a great activity. She has plans to open a candle-making emporium.
They also shut me out of the kitchen, and the result was yummy...and obviously very chocoloatey. I have to say that this is truly one of the tastiest chocolate cakes I have ever eaten - much better than when I've helped them. I feel a bit redundant.
We were also lucky enough to once again visit the Eden Project. I just love this site, and we try and go every couple of years, and have done since it first opened. I love that there's always something going on and something new happening. And I love the smaller touches - especially the tea poem:
This time the new feature was the platform at the top of the rainforest dome. It shakes, and one of the Laces refused to climb - but the rest of us made it. It's terrific up there, but a long way down and all very see through! I think my right leg looks broken... it was probably shaking! Also, notice my footwear - these are so comfortable... my first pair of FitFlop boots, and worth every penny (though I bought in the sales and got a real bargain). However, not recommended in rainforest temperatures!
We also saw a robin. I love robins, and this one posed beautifully for me.
I've been crafting a lot too. I didn't take any sewing, and decided to take up my crochet again as it's so portable. The book I took was hopeless, so I did a circle for a cushion... hence it's not brilliant, but I'm happy with it.
Just got to back it now. I don't want to crochet the other side... anybody out there who crochets? What do you back your crocheted cushions with?