Wednesday, 25 March 2009

My new little job, Mothers Day and a Heart Swap.

Been feeling so busy lately as if life is running ahead of me do you ever feel like that? Looking forward to the Easter break so that we can slow down a bit, no playgroups, no nursery just me and my two at home doing as we please sigh bliss.

As if I wasn't busy enough at the moment I've gone and volunteered my self to organise the craft activity each week, at the playgroup I take Elliot to on a Tuesday.

Here are my first two efforts Mothers Day cards - Elliot made the one above and Spring bunting below.

This involved cutting 120 diamond shapes and punching out I don't know how many various coloured flower shapes. All this organising is very time consuming and takes place on a Monday night down my little house. I am quite enjoying my new responsibility though after all the effort it's so nice to see the looks on their proud little faces when they toddle back to their mums with their latest creation. Also Emilys loving the fact that I have suddenly got all this craft stuff around the house and ready to make projects on command after shes finished pre - school.

I had a lovely day on Mothers Day it was spent with Stevens mum and my very pregnant sister law who laid on some lovely food for us all. I didn't see my mum as she is away on a cruise hopefully having a wonderful time we all miss you and I want to thank you on here for everything you do for us all love you mum!

Look at my gorgeous Mother's day card below it is actually the card I had last year from Emily. Elliot sent me the same card in a different design last year too. Theyve been sat in a drawer all year I think their so beautiful that I wanted to do something special with them so I've decided that instead of buying me a card each year they can give me these same two cards every year so that I can treasure their handwriting as it changes each year and enjoy their little messages. Who knows maybe they will be sending me the same card in 20 years time!

I also got the present I wanted this Emma Bridgewater heart mug. I did give a little bit of assistence there in the choosing of my gift !

Yesterday I posted off this parcel to MollyCupcakes for the heart swap organised by MollyCupcakes! I've really enjoyed putting this parcel together it's the first swap I've done I just love anything with hearts on so this was a good one for me to do.

Hope she likes the contents and hope the postman doesn't take to long delivering it.

Thanks for all your nice comments on our new path we did get it finished. Tommorrow we are hoping for sunshine so that we can make a start on the back of the garden and the water feature oo exciting stuff eh theres no pics as theres nothing very exciting to show but when weve done some more I will put some pics on.


louise35flower said...

I used to do just the same job at a preschool, all that cutting out can take forever, but the children and parents just love it. I love the bunting I've not seen that idea before and may pass it on to my ex colleagues if that is ok with you!

lou said...

I love your card and the mug you got for mother’s day!
Well-done on your new job, it looks like you are going to be a natural; the spring bunting and the card look great.

I love the look of all those presents for your heart swap, how exciting!

I hope the weather is good too you and you can get some more done in the garden today.

Love Lou xxx

Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

thats great that you do the craft stuff i always wondered about helping out at pre school then my two left and went to big school instead so i missed the opportunity !
i love the cards and mug !
lesley x

Shabby Chick said...

I think you're doing a great job at the toddler group! I hope everyone appreciates your hard work.

What a great mother's day pressie, very pretty.

The heart swaps look gorgeous, can't wait to see what's inside!

Mel xxx

The Fairy Glade said...

Hi there I love the idea of the same Mother's Day card gradually being filled in over the coming years. Bit envious of the mug too. Have seen it over and over on blogs and in magazines. Nowhere to purchase one around here, would have to get it online from somewhere. Dev X

Carol said...

Good luck with the new job, sounds like great fun.
Time is precious, I know what you mean.
Love the mug and the cards...I got an EB Tea Towel!
I used to help out at Infant School, gosh now that takes me back!
Carol x

thriftymrs said...

I am in love with your blog/photos/home!

bekimarie said...

Oooh, your swap presents are wrapped so prettily, can't wait to see what's in them!
What a lovely idea with the Mothers day card. Certainly something to treasure in years to comw.
Good luck with the new job.
Take care
Beki xxx

Summer by the sea said...

Love the cards and well done on taking on such a valuable job at the pre-school, I love the spring bunting! - My little one is just getting into crafty stuff, but when I left her alone for one minute, she had used up a full pritt stick in no time! - Natalie x

Thecraftytrundler said...

It must be great fun helping at Playgroup, and I bet thee children love it too!! The paper bunting is a great idea!!
Love your mother's day goodies, and your heart swap looks lovely. Look forward to seeing the contents!! ; )
Have fun in the garden!