I am so behind sharing my Pencil Lines LO this week - Ive been ultra busy with J and trying to be a teachery type Mommy person!
I loved the simplicity of this weeks sketch which was provided by guest designer Ingunn Markiewicz - someone whose work I have admired for the past few months after I stumbled across her name on one of the forums I frequent.
I used the reverse side of a sheet of SEI's Winnies Walls PP's and a sheet of tags and frames from the same range to create my interpretation of the sketch.
The felt flowers along the bottom were a bargain find from a local junk store - a huge bag for just £1!
Pencil Lines announced the names of two new DT members this week to - a huge welcome from me to Janine Langer and Yuko Motoyama
Today we have baked a cake - recording the weights of the ingredients used - we looked at how solids become affected when they are dissolved or heated - we talked about foods that we need to eat to stay healthy - foods that make us sick - foods that aren't good for our hearts and foods that we don't like - we talked about how foods make us feel - an orange is J's fav food so it makes him happy - Peas do not.
We drew a picture of the cake and listed the ingredients used to make it - we washed up and talked about the reasons why things need to be kept clean - bacteria - bugs - germs - all things J has a phobia over!
This teaching malarkey is easy peesy - J has learnt more in just one session making a cake than he has for the past 7 weeks - like he needs to understand algebra!
We will wait and see what happens on Friday when the bods and I get together to discuss the plans for J's future education! I'm not put off home edding at all - I really quite enjoy it and J is happy which is what is the most important thing - we have a wide circle of friends who all love J for the amazing person he is, so J isn't going to miss out on any social interaction - its not like he had positive social time at school anyway!
A couple of his buddies have called up to see him this afternoon and Hubs has taken the guys off to the beach - they miss having J around at school but no worries - they will still get to see him and have loads of fun.
So its back to business for me - whilst they are out romping on the sands Ive taken a few minutes to myself and am catching up on things.
I was pretty blown away yesterday to see one of my LO's had made LOTW over at UKS - I always pop by the home page each week to catch up on the posts there, so was pleasantly surprised to spot J's face smiling back at me :)
Last weekend I taught a lil acetate mini book class at Crop n Craft - the ladies enjoyed the class and I really enjoyed teaching them - we did have quite a giggle when one of the ladies started wrestling with the sewing machine!
Here are books made by Theresa and Veronica
Ive got two class kits with full instructions left for sale if anyone wants one just email me - they are £10 + £1.50 P&P. All you need to create the book is included - well apart from adhesive and your piccies obviously!
The guys will be home soon so I better go and start supper - home made winter veggie soup has been simmering away on the stove all day - fresh home made bread oh and of course a huge chunk of J's cake for puddin ....Jeez I will never lose weight at this rate!
Have a good one - be happy - enjoy