now throw in an asthma attack that puts your 4 year in hospital over night and it is enough to put a teacher into a tail spin. as i was sitting in the emergency ward all i could think of is the reports that had to be written that night... aaarrrrrgggg. once we established that her condition warranted a stay in hospital i conned my husband into staying overnight while i went home with the other two and finished reports. he is an angel and i have now finished them just in time for my own asthma attack yesterday at school!! cant seem to catch a break at the moment.
anyhow, to pass the time while mia was in hospital lili and i got creative and made some cute little fingerprinted christmas tags. mine are on the left. the ideas are endless and we cant wait to make other ones like puddings, robins, doves, reindeers....
close up of the twins
this is the back, i need to use a finer tipped pen. mia came out sunday afternoon and she had to make some too. hers are so sweet and put a big smile on your face! cant wait to see them attached to someones present. i bet one will head over to london attached to aunty ninas present.
arent they gorgeous? this fella is wearing a snow hat!
before the asthma incident i had been working on an idea for my students to make as a keepsake for their family this year. in the past i have made 'snow globes' with the kids but felt like a change this year. so this is what i came up with.
clear, fine glass baubles filled with whatever we can think of. this is one of the only shots i have of all 6 prototypes because lili had an accident and broke two!! yes she broke the one with mini m&ms, glass and those all through 70's style carpet.... once again aaaaaaarrrrrggggggg
this one shows (along with my messy hutch) three baubles. one with m&ms, one with shredded coloured paper and the last with coloured feathers.
i filled this one with mini licorice pieces but after a few i realised that i wont be able to get them out. they look nice though. feathers
these two are my favourite and my first. they are quilled strips of paper. you could choose paper to suit any christmas colour theme you have this year. just make sure your width of paper and hole in the top match.
ok i think i more than made up for my lack of posting lately, maybe i over did it? anyhow cant wait to see what you all get up to over the next few weeks leading up to my favourite time of the year.