Sunday, 3 April 2011

Mother's day gift and some sewing time!

 Yesterday Alice and Hamish decided to get stuck in in the allotment,helping plant potatoe's at least I think you could call it helping.
 Hamish look's to be stood dishing out the order's to his big sister and brother,he must be the foreman.
 Alice about to pop a potatoe into the ground.
 And now preparing to cover it with a little compost,this is her posing for the camera.
 And today mother's day I spent most of it sewing!Now remember that I told you I was making a leaving gift for Alice's teacher,who love's pink and yellow well it's finished and I must say I'm quite pleased.
I started by making a crazy patchwork hanging heart and used some machine embroidery to quilt it,then I thought what more useful than a note book with fabric cover and finally Alice was quite insistant that her teacher really needed a pencil case to which I replied "don't be silly all teacher's have a pencil case".But on enquiring with her teaching assistant she said Alice was quite right the teacher's pencil case was looking a little worse for wear.So that was me told by my 5 year old daughter.
And of course my mother's day gift chosen by Alice this beautiful little house plant in a stripey box and a fruit cake made by DH.Mmmm!


  1. It's neat to see kids helping in the garden, and they sure do look like they are enjoying it!
    The gifts look beautiful, Alice's teacher is going to love them I'm sure.
    Happy Mothers Day!

  2. Wow, what a great way to spend Mothers Day! Kids in the garden-I think that is great and Alices teacher is very, very lucky!
    Happy stitching, Michelle.

  3. How great to see the children working in the garden!! My Hamish can only be persuaded now if I let him on the mini digger!!

  4. Great to see the children enjoying the garden, they'll know where their food comes from (not T***o)