Wednesday, March 14

follow the yellow brick road...

It was a long weekend here, and our little family was looking forward to catching up with friends, a bit of day tripping and general family enjoyment. Instead Miss L woke up early Saturday morning with a fever, followed closely by vomiting. At times like these all you want is your Mum, so that meant that I wasn't allowed to be more than arm's reach away for the next 24 hours. Not the best way to spend some family time together. By Sunday afternoon Miss L was feeling on the mend, so I managed to get out with Ms J and stroll around Bridport street shops - a small but apt selection - yarn shop, book shop and boutique! We also stopped to partake of some yummy juices at Husk (a wonderful store but too, too too pricey)- the colours I just loved let alone the taste.


Then Monday morning I awoke with a sewing project in mind - no not the bath mat that has been hidden from sight for the moment. As my lovely husband said "at this rate it won't be finished until 2015" so I figured it could wait another day or two. No, my little itchy fingers wanted to make some finger puppets. Miss L is currently enjoying The Wizard of Oz at school, (the original story, not the movie) so I thought it would be great to have some finger puppets to play out the story.

I whipped these up Monday night, to be greeted by Miss L Tuesday morning with such excitement that I too beamed. The only thing now is I have been ordered to make Glinda the good witch, and the wicked witch too. Never rest as they say... I would have thought that by now Miss L would have learnt that her mother's attention span is minimal at the best of times! I have already moved on to the next project (again not the bath mat!) which hopefully I can post in the next few days. If you are looking for a good version of The Wizard of Oz for a 5 year old, I bought this one from Usborne.

3 comments:

capello said...

don't forget a slew of munchinlanders. and wicked which's monkeys. and the horse that changes colors. and you HAVE TO have a flying house!

joanne said...

puppets look great sammy well done

brenda said...

I love this movie and the puppets are so great.