Saturday, July 16, 2011
Turrets, Lockets and Tea Dresses
We finally finished the castle we were constructing for Roboboy's prep class. We used 2 large watermelon boxes from our local fruit and veg shop stacked on top of each other. The fruit shop gets $10 for recycling these but if you ask nicely they will often give you one for free. We have used several before to create a ball pit for a toddler birthday party and a rocket at kindy last year. The top one was trimmed to look like a turret and the bottom one had a drawbridge cut out of it. A few arched windows, cobblestone exterior and some crepe ivy and we were done.
Road tested by Liongirl of course, who also helped make the red flower. Drawbridge up, dragons approaching.
And of course the official test at prep. Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair. When I did school drop off the next day there were about 8 of the little kidlets in there, furiously defending the castle against rogue dragons. Requests have been issued by the girls for another plait please and a flower making class to complete the ivy. It is so exciting the watch their enthusiasm and enjoyment of something so simple.
The fabric behind our castle was found by another mum at Reverse Garbage and stapled up to enclose a little room. Isn't it an amazing find for looking like cobblestones? So that covers the turrets, now what about the lockets?
Well, look what I was lucky enough to win on a blog giveaway from gorgeous Bec at Naughty Shorts. Firstly, I must show how it arrived.
Beautifully wrapped with a handmade card and vintage sheet sample as well. I was beyond excited as the last time I won something was a plant in a grade 9 raffle. A very uninspired plant too from memory. I can't wait to pop some photos of my kidlets inside this locket.
Bec makes these lockets as well as the most wonderful vintage sheet tea dresses and I am super excited to have finally ordered a tea dress for myself. Will be counting down the weeks until it arrives. Luckily, she intermittently does little showcases of all her recent orders so one can share all the vintage sheet joy while awaiting the delivery.