These were the lovely goodies she sent me, complete with the most fantastic label
and she really sweetly included a package for the Little Lockets
full of lovely crafty goodies - sorry the photo isn't very good - but there are transfers, bags of glitter and the most fantastic finger puppets to decorate -
Thank you so much Vicky - we are all very, very grateful!
The other topic of interest for today's post is........................
TLC is a little club that we have set up in the Locket Household as Dorothy has left Brownies but can't get into Guides, Daisy has left Rainbows but can't get into Brownies and Fred is still too young for Cubs.
We came up with the idea a few months ago and made club badges and a sash each to wear them on and then I bought the supplies to make them all club t-shirts too but we forgot. So the first job on starting the club again today was to make the t-shirts
while the children made the sign and decorated their Ladybird Club Notebooks
Here is part of Daisy's design
We decided not to use the sashes anymore as they went across the ladybirds on their t-shirts so I very quickly (and very roughly) made them some little bags from the legs of old jeans to put their badges on instead.
One of the things we want to do in our "club" is earn badges like you used to do in Brownies (sadly this didn't seem to happen in Dorothy's Brownie group) using this book as inspiration
a copy of the Brownie Handbook I had as a child (Dorothy reads this cover-to-cover on a regular basis!)and their ideas for Badges to do our own.
Today the children earned their "Sewing badges"
for all the stitching they have been doing recently and because we finished their cushions today.
here they are busily stuffing them - and the finished products are pretty cute too
When you actually read the rules of the badges we used to do you can see how much more was expected of us back then (crumbs that makes me sound so old!!!) For example, to get the knitting badge you needed to be able to
1.Choose your own pattern and, following the printed directions, knit a garment introducing two types of stitches.
2. Knit a pair of socks or gloves, or mittens with thumbs, using two or four needles.
I don't think many modern under-10s would be able to do this level of knitting do you? The needlework one is pretty hard too - they expect loads of different stitches - but I think the Little Lockets have definitely earned theirs!
We are planning to move onto the Cookery badge
and the Gardening one too (I need some incentive to get my seeds sown or we are going to have a very empty allotment!)
I'll let you know how we get on but I will leave you today with this gorgeous photo of the Ladybird Club Members modelling their new t-shirts
I absolutely LOVE this photo - it's amazing how animated they look when you get them to say "KNICKERS" instead of "Cheese"!!!!!