In case you aren't aware of such things, last Thursday was World Book Day (the day for which parents try to get their offspring to decide which book character they're going to dress up as, preferably in advance of the day itself!)
Chicken decided on the Monday to be Origami Yoda...
and Pickle was still being persuaded up to the Wednesday night that he would like to be Captain Flinn...
Without further ado...
I cut two slits for the armholes and sewed the sleeves in. Then I severely ironed the whole thing to make it look a bit more like folded paper...ta-da!
As Pickle already had a pirate costume (phew!) I decided to make him a couple of accessories..
I went in to Chicken's class that day with some other parents to help make puppets and one of his classmates said, "You made that costume? You're very talented!".. what a sweetheart! Conversely Pickle refused to take his bag out of his backpack when we got to nursery, so there it sat for the whole three hours!
Sunday was Mothers Day and the boys had each chosen a small gift from the Secret Room at school (they take in a pound, choose and wrap a gift that's been donated and the money goes to school funds) and made cards...
and Pickle's (it had a tea bag inside!)
Obviously they had written who it was from, I've photoshopped them!
Oh and Pickle also made something else at nursery..
how cute??! It's hanging in the kitchen, unfortunately you don't get to see his grinning little face but I do!
I made a card for my Mummy too!..
It's from a Rod Stewart album cover, she does like Rod but the title was the reason I chose this. My parents are currently celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary on a cruise from South America to Venice... see what I did? and you thought this was just thrown together...erm.. yeah!
Anyway.. on that note ( the anniversary not the haphazardness of my ramblings!) I also packed another card for the two of them...
It's a Polaroided (!) photo of them on their wedding day popping out of a Polaroid camera (and it only took me three attempts to make it, aaarrrgh!!) I totally stole this idea from here.
Well that's that then.
Next time... Alphablocks and Red Nose Day!
Bet ya can't wait!