School Holiday Fun

April 9, 2008 at 12:51 pm 3 comments

We have come to the end of Term 1 holidays here in Victoria, the children are back at school and I’m hoping to get back to some textile art. I always think I’ll have time to achieve so much in the holidays and end up doing so much, none of it from my list!!! After reading about Doreen’s granddaughter and her postcard swapping I decided I should do more to encourage youngest daughter’s creativity, not hard as she loves to do arty stuff. We went to a holiday art class using felt and she is very proud of her Coco bear:

We followed this up with some felting, inspired by the felt beads made by Mary MacVoy.

As the youngest with two older brothers, Claudia gets a fairly hard time so we had some girl time out.
We went to the Melbourne International Flower and Garden show, where they had some great children’s activities with easels for drawing with a variety of media, face painting, some very funny interactive creatures and a free plant potting activity. She had a great time and bought some painted toadstools to put in ‘her’ garden with the free bulbs she was given along with the native plant Aussie garden guru Don Burke gave her. Then we went to our hotel for the night where she again received lots of special attention. The next day we went shopping in Bridge Rd, Richmond, famous for it’s designer outlets and then to the Melbourne Zoo. Got home pooped but happy!! (No pictures, I forgot the camera!)


Entry filed under: Felting, Gardening, Native plants.

Not very creative Textile Group Workshop

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. sharon young  |  April 10, 2008 at 6:12 am

    Hi Jo-Anne
    Sounds like you had some real girlie bonding time, what a fantastic trip, one your daughter will always remember.
    Coco Bear is brilliant, what a cheerful little chappie/chappess?
    Thanks for your comment on the snow blog. We were pretty excited to get such a lot so quickly, but by the afternoon it was almost gone, so it was a good job I took the pics when I did.

  • 2. Susan Shepard  |  April 12, 2008 at 1:32 am

    What fun, and memories your daughter will cherish.

  • 3. Mary MacVoy  |  December 16, 2009 at 9:37 am

    Oh hey, JoAnne, glad that you and Claudia had some fun times and really happy that I had a little part in inspiring you in your activities!
    (I just happened to do a random self-googling today — what better way to procrastinate instead of doing xmas tasks– and saw your link to me on your blog!)
    Here’s a link to a pic of some of my new felted beads in case you and Claudia are interested:


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