Sunday, January 31, 2010

My memories of the weekend are a bit fuzzy....

After a home-based felting session on Saturday, the wee one and I went on tour today... all the way to the other side of our suburb.

Lara's girls and mine had a lovely time designing felt creations... and making balls.
...and leaving the hard work (all that rolling-in-sushi-mats business) to Lara and me. My girl had managed quite a bit of the rolling bit on Saturday, but I think she smelled a rat when I praised and encouraged her perhaps a little TOO enthusiastically.... Sometimes it's a pain having a smart kid.

Lara and I discussed felting as a children's activity probably best for kids of at least three or four years of age ....although 2-year-old Stella enthusiastically soaped, rolled and created that little colourful squiggly ball thing. She beamed with pride. (The sqiggly ball thing started off as string - an easy thing to start kids on).

Thanks Lara for a lovely afternoon - and for letting my child eat all your camembert. (Smart ...with expensive taste, that kid. Sorry!).

The redhead in the blue oufit is me... in case you hadn't seen the resemblance.

The rest of the weekend was spent doing what felt like 65 loads of laundry (the one good thing about a weekend in the sweltering high-30's - washing dries before you finish pegging out the load!!) and other banal domestic chores. More things didn't get done than did. I think it was too hot to think.


OH! Somewhere in the middle of the too-hot-to-sleep Saturday night I put the TULIP DRESS pattern on the website!!! The patterns will be packed and sent out on Tuesday - which means that we'll be finishing our pre-order deal on Tuesday and drawing the giveaway TOMORROW. Last call.

12 comments:

Kate said...

Lovely felting! She is very clever. I must get my act together and try some with my girls.

Rie said...

That looked like a most excellent weekend, fun for all!

CurlyPops said...

Look at those beautiful colours!
Sounds like everyone had a fabulous time. At least felting can be counted as exercise.

Posie Patchwork said...

Fuzzy felt, oh the memories!!
Love that your daughter ate all the cheese, mine do that or worse, when fancy cheeses are only on offer to the parents & say chedder to the children, they well, don't know how to deal with that without a frown. Sounds like fun, best way to have a 'meeting' with craft & lots of children. Love Posie

m.e (Cathie) said...

what a fabulous weekend!
all you girls must have had a fun time.
it was defnitely way too hot to even think this weekend, at least it's cooled down now.
have a great week Nikki.

clare's craftroom said...

What fun for all ! I thought I recognised you in that lovely blue dress .

Aunt LoLo said...

Such a fun weekend!!! The little creations are so cheerful. *grin*

ambette said...

Hey, that looks like fun!

Pinktulip said...

What fun for kids! Wish we had this when we were kids. Love seeing kids get crafty, no fear of failure, love to share even bad attempts. Where do we lose this?

thornberry said...

Yay, it WAS fun, wasn't it! All that hard work for seemingly little result turned out to be a big result - now I want to make more beads, more beads, more beads. Thanks so much for the lesson and for providing me with a blog post - because today I'm just going to send everyone over here!

Elizabeth said...

What a great thing for this weather! Am really tempted to order one of your patterns but I am not a brilliant sewer, which would you recommend? Ideally I would like somethings I can make two of for my great-nieces' first birthday present.

Nikki said...

Elizabeth - I have no email address to anwer you.... I make beginners bag patterns that are especially 'forgiving' of less-than-brilliant sewing. Totes and Day Bag are the place to start! :)