After a picnic lunch the kids set forth and the craft supplies tumbled out onto the lawn.
This is a really great book. It is full of plenty of ideas that make good use of the odds and ends found around the home.
Pip's elephant with a butterfly trim for Aunty Maureen :-)
The reward was a well deserved fruit twirl iced lolly!
It has been a busy few weeks with maintenance jobs around the home, crafting creations, a science camp and rabbit trails for the up coming homeschool year:
Pip working on her wooden Stephenson's Rocket.
Benedict has taken over the majority of the kitchen chores this summer and he has done great job, roast dinners, casseroles, salads, soups and herb flat breads have been amongst his repertoire.
Still having bags of energy despite having attended a three day mad science camp last week :-)
Only a gaming mad boy could come up with this ace idea!
When the weather was unsavoury last week I spent several days in the loft room, sorting through resources and crafting away:
Three woolly projects on the go, practically unheard of!! One colourful crochet bag, one lilac jumper and one pair of denim coloured socks. The socks are knit using the continental method which if you are curious about there are plenty of you tube videos demonstrating this method :-) I was determined to master this form of knitting as it reduces repetitive strain on the wrists and fingers and I am pleased to report that this is the case.
Self care that is the question! I am really working on this one and apart from a late bedtime tonight in order to write this, I have managed to rein in the bedtimes to 11pm at the latest. This is a vast improvment considering the past few weeks they have been hovering around the 1am mark :-(
More permaculture ponderings.
Making good use of what we already have.
So, I think that is me caught up with the past week. We have a couple of day trips planned for the latter part of the week and a cinema treat for Pip and I to see "The BFG" needless to say she is super excited and is counting down the days until Saturday.
Hope the sun is shining on your corner :-)