Sarah my vintage button swap partner look away now....
Got the package sent off today. I was really pleased, because Sarah (who is blogless at the moment) had kindly e-mailed me a run down of her likes and deep green was high on the list. I just happened to have in my stash this card of vintage lovelies. I am not entirely sure when they date from, but it's pre-decimalization (1971 in the UK) for sure. I just love the fact that they are on their original card, and even better, on the back of the card is a long sum, which must have been the shop totaling up this sewer's purchases (she bought a LOT).
I also had a go at making some of the button bouquet flowers I have seen floating around - they were a lot of fun. I won't show you the rest of the package in case Sarah was naughty and didn't look away, but I posted it off today so she shouldn't have long to wait.
And the boys have been having fun with this fabby Charlie and Lola colouring in book.
I love it for the fact that it engages their imaginations better than your average colouring book.
Maxine posted about giving her daughter Emily some tools to equip her to explore creatively. I know what she means, I just wish I had more ideas about how to do this for the boys.