Sunday, 28 June 2009

St John's Celebration & Summer Fair

Last week we celebrated St. John's Day and all kindergarten children could jump over the fire to burn all their grumbles away. Zak - as always prefer his own way and decided to just sing the song - but Elliot was very excited this year. ...and yes - RED was the color for the day...

A few days later we had our School Summer Fair with Music in the Garden, lots of kids activities, yummy home-cooked food etc - and of course our Craft Stall. Here is a little selection of what we made and sold.
Somehow, some strange person had made his way into the garden as well.

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Swedish Midsommer

The boys and I have today celebrated Swedish Midsummer at the Swedish Seamen's Church here in London.

Elliot had a great time playing traditional games...

...and some more hair-ties and brooches for our school fair - "Music in the Garden" next week.


Strawberries in all forms off to Stonepitts Strawberry Farm in Kent.

Brooches and Key-rings are for sale in the shop...

...and a little hat for lovely Rufus. If you live on a strawberry farm you just must have a strawberry hat, or...

The crocheted strawberries is based on this pattern (Ravelry link), with some modifications.

Monday, 8 June 2009

Felting, Birthday and National Day

Our craft group is busy making craft for the upcoming Summer Fair and here is the result of one of our gatherings - wet-felted balls and some brooches and hair-ties.
I made a needle-felted "bird-hanging" that we like very much.
Being Swedish and living abroad sometimes makes me very Swedish. So last Saturday I got the whole family + mother-in-law in the car to visit the Swedish School in London to celebrate Svenska Flaggans Dag or the Swedish National Day. Elliot and I really enjoyed the Swedish-ness and all the lovely songs - I'm not so sure about the rest... I even had a little tear in my eyes when singing Idas sommarvisa, Du Gamla Du Fria etc...

Elliot also had his 5th birthday and had a great time - and is all in a sudden VERY big, with a bit of an attitude...
Celebration flags
Astronaut Suit I spent the night before to sew.

...and at last a quick birthday present I made last night to one of the teachers at school. Tutorial found here. Internet is great!