LastMinuteLucie and the search for time

From hearts to flowers

I just wanted to show this off as I was very pleased with myself. Lovely husband bought his Aunt flowers recently – various packs of different types from the supermarket.

I hand tied them, glammed them up in tissue paper and added some baubly things I was given in a bunch of flowers on another occasion – they had been awaiting their second ta-da moment on my kitchen window sill for some time 🙂

Auntie was happy.

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I’ve been having a bit of a tidy – as you do when there is a million other things you MUST get done before the beginning of term – and I came across this piece (instructions I think came for Guiding Magazine) that I made as an example for the Guides.

Each of the girls made one, thinking about the part of our Promise that is about being true to yourself. There were various quotes available to add or they could write their own.

With the New Year in mind and the committment and creative thinking that will be required of me in 2015, this seemed even more appropriate.

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Last minute pressie

While the shops are still open (in the UK) I thought I would post this gift my girls put together for their Uncle who likes to watch a movie or two – incase you have forgotten someone or need to throw a small giftette together for after Christmas…

popcorn pressie

They put together little seasoning bags using recipes gleaned from the internet: Tex Mex, Hot Cocoa, Lemon Poppy and Sesame Salt, then wrote out the recipes before putting it all in a ziploc bag and wrapping it.

We saved some seasoning for ourselves, obviously. Roll on movie night!

 

I found the recipe for these in my local Morrison’s magazine and swapped the lolly stick for a peppermint candy cane

They took an hour or so to do but I got enough out of less than £15 spend to give one to each of my 25 Guides plus 7 Senior Section as a Christmas token and still have one left over for me 😀

warm the pot in warm water for a short while, pop them out and put into hot milk for a delicious hot minty marshmallowey chocolate drink.

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Stonehenge

Quite some time ago now I took another Art session with Year 4. This time the theme was Stonehenge and its mysterious use.

We looked at light and dark, shadows and how they create atmosphere and, finally, Stonehenge itself as both an historic place and a series of shapes.

We communally drew the example – I wielded the charcoal and chalk, the children gave the instruction and then they got on with their own.

I was very impressed with the outcomes and they now adorn the classroom walls, mounted individually on black, not far from the cave painting.

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Minion madness

Youngest daughter went to a Minion themed party last night. I think they stuffed themselves with pizza and popcorn and had a Despicable Me fest, but for a gift my daughter and I drew these little canvases for the birthday girl:

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As luck would have it I had saved the bright yellow gift bag Youngest Daughter got from the Big Brownie Birthday bash in the summer and we turned it into a minion gift bag:

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Job’s a good ‘un 🙂

Cave Painting with Year 4

I just wanted to share my example drawings:

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They are done on screwed up paper with chalk and charcoal.

We are doing Stone Age to Bronze Age at school and I got to team teach.  Cool.

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