Sunday, 5 August 2012

How to connect sewing to natural history....

Last weekend I spent time with my granddaughter and helped out with the summer childcare arrangements.   

Here are a few pictures of our play results:

after the bike ride I always treat Rebecca and we go to Costa - I had a coffee and she enjoyed a fruit cooler.  Rebecca then cycles back and enjoys counting the other cyclists she sees on her journey.   On this day it was very busy and we counted 32.

Rebecca painted my toes - and a week later they are still painted so not a bad job.

Jigsaws all completed by Rebecca with no help.

There is lots of lavendar in Rebeccas garden so we, well I really thought, it would be a good idea to make lavendar bags.   Rebecca's mum doesn't do much sewing so the next day we went into town on the bus to find a haberdashers.

We purchased some cotton, thread and sewing needles and made three lavendar bags which Rebbecca filled with lots of lavendar that we picked dodging bees who were collecting nectar to make honey.   Rebecca didn't mind them one bit and insisted on getting really close to see how they drank the nectar from the flower heads.  

Who would have thought sewing could connect to natural history - now you know!

Sorry no pictures as face painting was next on the play agenda.

Roll on the next visit.


  1. I cant wait until our boys and little 5 month old Izzie are old enough to make lavender bags..... a brilliant idea. The photos are lovely Celia. You and gorgeous Rebecca will remember the visit forever. Jx

  2. Thank you Janice - I enjoy seeing the world through her eyes and our time is very special.
    Celia x

  3. All in a day's play for lovely grandmother and granddaughter, Celia.
    It's probably sewing and nature time here too as the park in front is just full of both bees and lavendar. Lovely pictures, great link - off to collect some lavender for Romy to take to her sleepover this evening. Thanks for the idea! Axxx

  4. Hi Anni,

    Lavendar is good for sleep however I'm sure it only works on adults. Rebeccas rise and shine is around 6.30am.

    Hope you are all well
    Celia x


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