No actually, just an upcoming school fair, but I thought that sounded like a great blog post title ;)
Our lounge area has transferred itself into a serious last minute craft room for the school fair. It's going to stay that way for the next week - bits and pieces all over the floor, ironing board up and covered, dining table choc-a-block (not sure where we will be eating) - actually glancing around the room it all resembles a bomb shelter rather than a craft room. Here's a snippet of what we're working on:
Pirate show bags (we sprayed the skulls on using a mask) containing weathered maps (printed off the internet, cut roughly out, stained with watered down coffee and sprayed with glimmer mist) before being rolled up and tying with a scrap of fabric. There is also a leather eye patch, cardboard sword sprayed gold (still to do), fabric bandana and a fabric waistband (still to do) in the bag.
We had a production line of pirate lucky dips to pack:
These packaged up nicely (we used a pirate stamp from Kikki K on the front) and they look cute in James' old treasure box that Rich made for a party we once had.
Some simple needle and pin holders using my tutorial here.
Plus a box of sweet bears. Myself and the other Mums at school cut these out, my mil stitched them and a lovely lady knitted the scarves.