Saturday, January 23, 2010

The Organised Scatterbrain


After I'd already made a big mess making cards in the Craftroom I thought I'd make a bit more .
I'll be so organised this year and get a bit of a headstart on the Mother's Day stall for the primary school .
I wrapped and decorated packets of Dove soap and thought I'd package them with pretty face washers .
I mentioned this to my daughter who gave me the best eye roll I've ever seen and reminded me she doesn't go to primary school anymore she's starting high school next week !
Now before you think I'm a terrible mother and forgotten she's starting high school , I hadn't forgotten but it just never occured to me after doing the Mother's Day stall for so many years that I wouldn't be doing it this year . I have no children in primary school anymore , bit sad really .

42 comments:

Margarita said...

These are lovely Clare, pity that you will not be having any more children in Primarry school (though i bet your daughter does not think so) You can always donate them to your favourite street stall.

Barb said...

funny!! Don't you just love the rolling eyes???

Selina said...

I'm sure the school will still accept your beautiful wares Clare. They usually need all the help they can get these days don't they! My daughter is starting High School next week too, so very scary!!

Michell said...

They are beautiful Clare. I'm sure the primary school would still love them anyway. Had a little giggle at the eye rolling.... I pitured my 13yr old girl doing it

CraftyMummy said...

They are so pretty, Clare. I'm on the other side - just starting the primary school thing. I'd love to hear what else you do for mother's day, father's day, etc stalls. I'll have to look at your archives one day...

Robyn said...

Clare they are absolutely adorable!!
Isn't it weird after doing 'Mum helper' at PS for years...that we're no longer... well... required...so weird!
On the up side... wooohoo, growing up and moving forward..Yipppeee!!

marina said...

Once the kids go to high school you don't seem to have be involved anymore, it is a bit sad.
I am down to my last at high school. I can't believe he will be year 9 this year!
Cheer up though, that time you used to spend on school obligations you can earmark for yourself!
cheers
Marina

Allie said...

Those are lovely! And I can see why you'd be on auto-pilot, getting ready for the fair. You can always give them as gifts!

Jules said...

Oh Clare your old Primary School would love them still. You would be one of the parents they would be wishing were still there..........lol I have two left to go. One is in his last year there. I have one in the work force and one in his last yr of High school. They grow all too quickly. It is just not fair.

Jules

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Oh I could'nt bear to tear those open to retrieve the soap!
I have 1 in school and two yet to go so I guess I should mental note all these little ideas eh?

Heleen said...

They look so sweet and beautifully wrapped, Everyone will love them!

Simone de Klerk said...

Sometimes I forget to grow up with my children thinking they are still small. They really don't like me doing that! So, I had a good feeling when I read about your experience (O:
Have a lovely weekend!

mandapanda said...

Well at least now you can use it against her. Next time she tells you off or acts a bit childishly, you can turn around and say "Grow up, you're in highschool now!" lol
I'm sure the primary school will be happy to accept them anyway. If not, you can always have a giveaway!!

Posie Patchwork said...

Ah, yes, i do have that first day of school panic of 'is it today??' but this year i have all 4 in the one primary school again, so uncomplicated!! Next year, another story!!
Feel free to send those soaps over to my primary school, i'm the fundraising coordinator & we're a tad light on donations each year. Lucky i know someone in a crafty business who donates lots of things!! Love Posie

Pauline said...

how great do they look clare...very nice...schools are always grateful for any contribution towards fund raising..so I am sure they will love them...

Beena said...

They (children) grow up so fast, don't they?

These are lovely, though, Clare!

ittybittyandpretty said...

they look lovely, and to be so organised and thinking of mothers day befor valentines day and easter!
xxrosey

Itch2stitch.com said...

Beautiful! Oh yes, the eye roll age... great! suzie. xxx

nima said...

wow...very pretty

Karen's Korner said...

They are very pretty. Put them in "your ahead gift box". Their "receivers" will be thrilled.
Nothing changes... the eye roll!!

crafty things said...

Don't you just love the eye rolling when it happens. It is better than being ignored. Just think you have a great stash of emergency gifts and they look great.

jindiscottage said...

Such pretty packages...what a lovely idea.

SewCalGal said...

Cute post. And I love your little boxes. Delightful and perfect for a stall for Mother's Day at a primary school!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

beedeebabee♥ said...

They are just so sweet! I'm sure you'll find the perfect use for them...Kids just love to do that eye rolling thing, don't they? hee hee hee!!! ;D

Christy said...

aren't those so sweet and dainty! i love them!

Wee Cute Treasures said...

Hi Clare, Thank you for dropping by my blog and being so kind! I LOVE your blog. It is fantastic and that colourful quilt-to-be is amazing and these little boxes are just darling. Best wishes from Ireland, Carol :)

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Nikki Cardigan said...

Sing with me Clare...

"Oh the times, they are a-changing....".

It's funny how just one year of schooling - from yr 6 to yr 7 - can change so much.

Debs said...

Oh Clare. Maybe the stall needs people like you even if you have no primary age kids. Look at it this way..........at least you will have time to do more for yourself.

Cathcart said...

Still a great idea as "stand by" gifts - they look gorgeous

Jilly said...

They are just so beautiful!!!
oxo

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