Friday, 9 April 2010

Anyone for salt?

D has always liked doing experiments, and one of them was to make salt crystals.  I can't remember when he started, but this jar seems to have been on the windowsill forever.  This was definitely one of those things that needed time.  After many months this is what we have been left with.
Inside the jar
From the outside

I have now been given permission to clean the jar.  Now I just have to wait for the next experiment.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Rare moment of creativity

D has always been the more creative out of the two boys.  J has just never seen the point of doing anything creative of artististic.  However, when he saw D selling so many of his fimo models at the craft fair, he finally realised there may be something in it after all.

He raided D's room and found the hammer beads and put these two together.  It will be interesting to see if anything else will appear over the next few weeks.

Monday, 5 April 2010

Spring Fair and Trampolining

J missed a week trampolining as he wasn't well, so I got to take this home as a surprise.  Unfortunately, his teacher didn't have the right sort of pen to sign the certificate, so he took it back this week.  Now he is properly certificated for level four trampolining.  We are hoping he will achieve at least one more level before they finish the trampolining sessions.

Last weekend was the Spring Fair at Heeley.  This was the first time we had a stall there and it all worked out quite well.  D was chuffed to bits as he managed to sell most of his fimo models.  He is now busy making more for the summer fair in June.

While he was there, he made a clay pot, a willow sculpture and some jewelry.  As the weather was sunny and dry all day, an enjoyable day was had by all.