Today was the first day of the summer holidays. Technically I think the plan was for me to do nothing today. Things didn't go to plan. But that's okay. The sun shone. The girls got on - mostly. In the scheme of things I would call it a pretty good day. Even if it wasn't as lazy as hoped for me.
Towards the end of the afternoon I put my foot down and told the rest of them that I was going to do something for me, and just for me. Which was a bit of a lie because I was doing something for Emily - Strawberry Patch. She is asking for help making Wiggly Bags. These are used to hold the Hickman lines for children undergoing cancer treatment. If you wish to learn more about this and the Olivia Holmes Foundation which is working to improve the environment while doctors provide first class care for young cancer sufferers then please follow this link.
All you need to make a wiggly bag is two six inch squares of fabric, four 50cm of cotton tape and an inch of sew on velcro. That's it! Emily's has an excellent tutorial on her blog to run you through the quick steps of making them. I threw together six in a very short period of time, and that included fabric delving and velcro finding - which was right on top of the boxes I was searching through and I failed to see it. Typical!
If you have the chance to make one, or more, of these wiggly bags Emily would really appreciate the support.
In other news, the disco for the Y6s went really well last night. The kids loved it. The parents survived the mind bending volume level of the music. The food was consumed and my cake was a hit. (Phew!) It took me all day to make. I am not a natural at cake decorating and when the black icing started melting I was less than pleased - to put it politely. My only worry now is Emily will want me to repeat the feat next year.
I can't show you photos of the disco as I try to avoid posting photos of children not my own without the parents' knowledge and consent, so I will leave you with a photo of Emily conquering the limbo in style.