With a rainy day forecast for Wednesday we decided that buying school uniform and then taking ourselves off to the cinema would be the way to go. That was until T started to chat online with a friend from his junior school he hadn't seen for a year. T found out that this lad had recently moved a little closer to us and at 4.45pm he asked 'could J come over and possibly stay the night?'
So school uniform buying was put on hold for the time being, J came over and the boys did computer game playing and S and I played with beads.
Most of these beaded sticks are S's creation, she did far more than me. I just love them! So zingy and full of colour.
Some are keepers and others are going to be given away.
Luckily a few of the beads were perfect for the bottom as they had just the right size hole to be snugly threaded onto the bamboo stick and then wouldn't budge, others I held in place with a dab of superglue. We started threading them a little way up so there would be a bit of stick to push into the soil of a pot plant.
The last four we made we topped off with a bead with an initial on, one for each of our names.
This is the photo which inspired our making today. It's from a book called How Does Your Garden Grow? which was also the inspiration for our scarecrow. As S has a huge stash of beads from various sets she has been given over the years I thought this was the ideal craft to use them on. It kept us entertained for over 2 hours which I think is pretty good going.
The photo next to this in the book is craft idea made with plastic drinking straws. I wanted to include this as
1. someone may want to give it ago
2. I made this with T many years ago, way before I had heard of blogging and when he would actually do the occasional sit down and make something with mum thing! If I had a blog back then then it would no doubt have been photographed and blogged, so recording it now is the next best thing.