Monthly Archives: August 2013

30 days of creativity – day 3 – menu planner

menu plannerIt’s September, when I always vow to be more organised over the course of the coming school year, so today I modified a cork pin board into a menu planning board.

DSCF0705This was really simple – I cut 7 rectangles of coloured paper (14cm x 6cm) and glued them onto the board. Then I stamped the days of the week onto wooden pegs and I glued those on top of the rectangles.

DSCF0704Then I made a couple of little envelopes to hold a stack of little cards. I stamped our favourite meals onto these, so that each week I can just change the meals on the pegs, and hey presto, everyone knows what’s for dinner. I also left some blank for those meals I haven’t thought of yet.

(No, there’s not a card which reads “Get your own bl**dy dinner.” Not yet.)

 

(30 days of creativity simply means spending 30 minutes doing something creative for thirty days. They don’t have to be consecutive days. Why don’t you join in?)

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30 days of creativity – day 2 – christmas stockings!

badgirlstockingseditI’ve been thinking about Christmas – yes, I know it’s still august, but these things creep up on you!

So, I did a doodle (oo-er!) and coloured it in. I’m not sure if it will make it onto a card, but I like it!!

(30 days of creativity simply means spending 30 minutes doing something creative for thirty days. They don’t have to be consecutive days. Why don’t you join in?)

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30 days of creativity – day one – minecraft duvet cover

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Armed with a plain green duvet cover (a £2 bargain in Wilkinsons), a pot of black fabric paint I can’t even remember buying and a paintbrush I decided to make my ten year old son a Minecraft duvet cover.
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I drew a creeper template, which I placed under the fabric and traced with my prym marker (a quilter’s pen which fades away slowly) then just painted very carefully. I randomly spaced my creepers, rather than measuring their exact location. (A hoard of creepers is the correct collective noun according to my son.)

It’s very hard to take a photo of the finished item without falling off the top bunk or banging your head on the ceiling – so you will have to be satisfied with a rubbish photo!!
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(30 days of creativity simply means spending 30 minutes doing something creative for thirty days. They don’t have to be consecutive days. Why don’t you join in?)

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And the winner is…

Wait for it…

(drum roll)

……………………………

Sarah Anne Richardson!!

Congratulations; please contact me via my email – shazronnie@yahoo.co.uk to arrange delivery of your prize 🙂

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