Wednesday, 16 December 2009


A few weeks ago I took the kids on an excursion to the fremanle Literature Center. We met Narelle Oliver who has written several books for children. Many have an environmental theme. But there was also one called The Very Blue Thingamijig that the children really enjoyed.
They were intrigued to see that she had one made up as a toy from felt.

So I had them come up with their own strange thigamijigs. They drew them, wrote about them and then made their very own thingamijig.

It was a great pleasure to see these year three children (8&9 year olds) chuffed at their creations. Totally surprised that they had these toys hiding inside them!

Yummmm... A going away cake for a colleague.
Vanilla and blueberry cake with coconut icing.
Just the basic vanilla cake recipe from my vanilla and rose water cake with a tub of blueberries and a handful of slivered almonds mixed through. Then topped with pure icing sugar and water mixed to a pouring consistency and sprinkled with coconut and almonds. Then one more punnet of blueberries to fill up the hole in the center.

A little after dinner crochet. Trying to figure out a particular stitch used in a pot mitt seen here on ravelry.


Luhlahh said...

Your kids did as well as some of my 15 year olds! Talented bunch ya got there!

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Those thingamijigs are so sweet! They did really well and should be very proud.

Sarah said...

Cute Thingamajigs! *Sigh* I'm already getting primary school withdrawal symptoms... I miss those kids...