Saturday, 3 April 2010

Heart-felt joy

What a smashing day it's been. I have been recovering from my sicky head for nearly a week and the arrival of Mum and Dad set me well and truly back on the road to well-being. Especially as Mum and I had a surprise up our sleeve for Dad. It came about because Simon has taken Will to see a live musical tribute to Star Wars at the O2 which left Anna, Mum, Dad and I to amuse ourselves. I felt we deserved a treat and when Sam said she was free to have us over for a workshop day I hesitated for all of five seconds!


As I have mentioned before I can't seem to change the order in which photos appear here so just act surprised when I tell you that Dad made THE most fantastic hat, Mum a very classy bag and I made bangles, balls, dreads and an Easter nest.
Anna had a fabulous time too, playing with Sam's gorgeous daughter, husband, guinea pigs and chooks.
The felt we made was wet felt in 'one piece'. We ransacked Sam's stash for fibres that caught our attention and either worked with them as was or carded them on a drum carder to soften them and give us one long 'bat' with which to work. All of us have finishing touches to add, and I'm afraid my woolly gems have really added two more projects to the list but essentially Dad made a hat in four hours- from fluff to head- that can't be bad!
I had such a lovely time, huge thanks to Sam and her lovely family and to my lovely family for a magical day which I will never forget. xx

11 comments:

bekimarie said...

Sounds and looks like a great day :)
Was hoping you would of received your parcel today as it was sent on Thursday, hopefully Tuesday now.

Have a good weekend
Beki xxx

Lyn said...

What a lovely day you had and you made some fun things!
Love
Lyn
xxx

Lyn said...

What a lovely day you had and you made some fun things!
Love
Lyn
xxx

Lyn said...

What a lovely day you had and you made some fun things!
Love
Lyn
xxx

Jennifer said...

Sounds like a great day, glad you had such fun. It's always nice to have some time with the parents as well.

Wipso said...

What a special day you all had. How lovely to have days like that to treasure.
A x

wonderwoman said...

ahh how lovely to have a day like that - so special and such fun by the looks of your lovely pics!xx

Griffin said...

Wot a cool dad! One hat in four hours... um he couldn't do your flapper dress could he?!!

karen said...

looks like you had a proper easter, a family easter. eaten many easter eggs??

Sam said...

It was lovely day for me too Jen! Your folks are fab hope they were not too exhausted by the end.
Hope you enjoy next weekend too take care missus. best wishes Sam

Jackie said...

Bet you were tired. Your dad looks like a very cool sort of Dad. I mean if a treat is a felt making day he must be a bit special.