Sir TP is on a Cub Scout Bender and we worked out that with his painted eggs and another holiday project he was one project short of his Handcraft badge - a fabric sewing project. Lucky for him this is the place to fix that. He decided he wanted to make a puffle cuddly out of red felt. He drew up a pattern for a puffle (this is a creature from a game called Club Penguin for the over 12) and with a few little modifications here and there he cut it out, appliqued on felt eyes, embroidered a sort of back stitch mouth and sewed it together. Thankfully we had a pupil free day and a half day off after Sports Day so he could sew it up in time for Cubs. Hopefully that gives us one more badge for the term. Sir TP has his sights on his Grey Wolf badge whilst in cubs so he has quite a bit of work ahead. The good thing about this project is he was really motivated and knew clearly what he wanted to do and what he had to do and he did it (although he did want to use the sewing machine in the morning when we were doing the before school rush mmm!).
But first we have to nail The Exposition for the dreaded NAPLAN's fast approaching - any tips on how to encourage boys to write?
I am a mother of two and I love to make beautiful things ( including my 2 children). Live in a near city oasis and love to sew when we cant go in the sandpit, or go camping or dance and sing. I am always starting new projects, sometimes finishing them. Lately life has been less idyllic then those sitting by the sandpit days - we are working on cub scout badges practicing ballet making beautiful parties and trying to fit it all in together. The sandpit looks a little sad and lonely - but there may still be one more summer left in it.