Friday, 23 June 2017

Bargain boots

My latest op shop find- cute grey ankle boots. Pretty sure they are brand new. I googled the brand, and apparently they retail for around $220!!! Bargain at $16 then ( 'cos I don't think I have ever paid anything like $220 for any item of clothing/ footwear, ever!).
They are great for work because I can quickly zip them on & off when visiting a " shoes off" house, and when crawling around on the floor with kids - much quicker than my boots with laces!

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Look what I made!

I was quite inspired by this book I found at Savers recently, I like the story telling and other ideas - it even includes a couple of recipes. And I have bookmarked a few pages in some craft magazines, looking for ideas. 


I ran out of oomph- and time-to knit another blanket, but still wanted to make a special gift for a lovely work friend - in time for her baby shower at work today.
So I spent the weekend sewing this-


Saturday, 3 June 2017

Pascoe Vale Spinners and Weavers Exhibition 2017

Another wonderful display, so many coloure, very inspired by the variety of shawl patterns.  I want to "knit all the things"!!
Just some of the photos- more to come!

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Marvelous discs pt 2-

As promised, here are some ideas for using the marvel discs  - these are aimed at younger children/ preschoolers.
Muffin trays (and egg cartons)  are great for sorting and counting small items like buttons, mini pom poms, coins or discs

 
Try a simple stacking activity- which one is taller? 
Can you make yours the same?
How tall can you stack before it falls over! With younger children make sure you use lots of words to match your actions-" up up up" "oh no it is wobbly" " the tower is getting taller and taller".
Try building too- who can make the longest "train"? Let"s make a big, tall monster! Can you help me make one the same?

Next time- maths ideas!