I lurrrrve the Red Ted Art blog.
So much so, after hearing Maggy Woodley (mum to the infamous Red Ted) speak at CyberMummy, I came over all crafty.
I could already see it in my head – Big Sis and me, huddled together, heads touching as we giggled, and bonded, and created something awesome together.
Unfortunately, I quickly discovered a major flaw in my arty plans. I can’t knit. Or paint. Or sew. Or crochet. In fact, when I sat down and really thought about it, I realised I was pretty rubbish at most craft-based activities.
With my magical mummy/daughter bonding dream hanging by a thread, I suddenly remembered something…
When Big Sis was just a baby I’d dropped off some donations at the local charity shop and spotted a second-hand flower press for sale.
I loved pressing flowers as a kid – I’d squish them between the pages of a big encyclopaedia, then wedge it in the bookcase until they dried out, and turned paper thin.
It was only a couple of pounds, so I forked out the moolah and stored it away. I came across it briefly when we were moving house, then forgot about it again until just the other weekend when I finally got around to unpacking some of ‘non-essential’ boxes that’d sat in the garage for the past seven months.
Big Sis is currently obsessed with picking flowers, so it was perfect! We went to the front garden and picked Fuchsias, and then we did this…
We’ve got something super-special planned for the flowers once they’ve properly dried out.
We’ll keep you posted!
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