Well, my kids have finally broken up from school for their summer holiday. A very sad end for my little boy who has left his very lovely pre-school ready for Infant school. He really is ready for the next step but I wish I could have kept him a baby for a little longer. Both kids had the same Key Worker (basically the person that was my point of contact should I have any concerns and my kids main lady should they need anything) in pre-school. She is a special lady to both the kids and me. She was the person who told me that she thought my daughter was autistic despite health visitors telling me that she was fine and she was key in supporting the diagnosis of both kids. She wrote reports, endlessly listened to my worries and was there every time my child needed help. My son has picked a daisy for her every school morning since the end of spring and she was always pleased to get them. She said she would be sad that there wouldn’t be any more daisies after he left pre-school so he decided he would like to make some. Out came pipe cleaners, felt, buttons and bigshot dies. I used Tim Holtz Tattered Florals and Tattered Leaves Bigz dies to cut the flowers and leaves. Each flower has two flower heads set at different positions to give a fuller look and I’ve sewn buttons into the centre of the top flower. We bent pipe cleaners in half and twisted them into stems and pushed them through holes I made in the bottom flower. They were glued together with hot glue(oh, my son thinks hot glue is just the most amazing thing ever!). It was pretty much the same process for the leaves. We finished them with ribbon tied round the stems and a tag he made with some rubber stamps. He felt all crafted out after that so I made a cat thank you card with Woodware Groovy Cats stamps, New Bloom patterned paper (from First Edition) and coloured in with ProMarkers.
The look on her face on that last morning when he marched towards her, flowers in hand, was priceless.
My daughter wanted to make her thank you cards herself. I cut some white card down to fit a card front and left her with peel off stickers, a rubber stamp and my Sakura glitter gel pens. When she had done I mounted them on some silver mirror card and onto a coloured card. I shall leave you with the pictures. I think the results are rather good for a six year old but I am a little biased 🙂