Sunday, 29 September 2019

Creative World

Hello Peeps,

First, a Snowy update. He is all healed up now. The steroid meds the vet put him on worked very well and he didn't have to go back to the vets, or wear another cone of shame. Unfortunately, the vet wrote the wrong instructions on the steroids meds and so Miss H had to go ask the vet and get more meds, which means even weeks after his foot has healed he still has 5 days more of steroids as he has to finish the course. Grrrr. Thankfully, they don't upset his tummy, AND he is getting more cheese than usual so he can't complain too much! 

Miss H has seen a lot of creativity over the last couple of weekends and she wanted me to share them with you. I wasn't invited to go and join in the fun, but she gave me chocolate to eat to drown my sorrows of not going on the adventures. 

One of the teachers at Miss H's centre was getting married and Miss H and the Mother were invited (the whole family knows the wonderful teacher). It was a backyard wedding and Grandma had grown beautiful flowers in pots to add to the already amazing garden. The cutest thing was the teacher's nephew (who goes to Miss H's centre) rode his plastic ride on motorbike around the pool to give the rings. It truly was a lovely wedding.

The wedding favours were amazingly adorable. The teacher had crocheted a little bear for every person. These are the Mother's and Miss H's bears. 

The Mother's brown bear is called Cocoa, and Miss H's is called Oscar. Aren't they sooooo coolio? They have joined our collection. 

Then over this weekend, Miss H, the Mother and the Boss went to Drury School's Calf Club Day where Miss H's head teacher's child goes. She had told Miss H that they did their Calf Club Days really well and the children work on their art for two terms.

Now I don't know if they do Calf Club Days overseas but here in New Zealand it is something that country schools do. Sometimes they are called Ag (Agricultural) Day. When Miss H was primary school aged she went to a country school that did Calf Clubs and she always found them such fun. However, as they did not live in rural area, she wasn't allowed a calf, or goat, or sheep. One year her brother, the Geek, had chickens that he raised. The idea behind Calf Club is to raise a baby animal, and then you show it off and compete for who has the best one, the one who listens, the condition of the animal, etc. But the children also work on art and display it to be judged by class/year, as well as baking.

I hope all that makes sense. Anyway, Miss H loved it as the art work was so stunning and she took LOTS of photos. WARNING: Photo overload below.

I will start with the most exciting art that the children did. This was the 9-10 year old class and they did long stitch tapestry.  

This is the one done by the Head Teacher's daughter. It won first place. Woohoo! 

In Ohakune in New Zealand there is a massive carrot statue and this child did it in tapestry - how coolio is that!!!


These are some of the other AMAZING tapestry pieces. 

One of the 11-12 year olds did this macarame. Doesn't it look great?

The young children made cute rock pet gardens. I think they are so coolio!

These are an overview of different art from the different age groups. Everyone did such a good job - it was soooo nice to see their creativity. 
Each child also did some type of floral decoration. 

The little ones did a grass head. It wouldn't be Calf Club without a grass head!

One class made coolio kites. I have to say that Dumbo is my favourite, but the blue bird won first place. 

Miss H LURVED this Cathedral Cove painting. It was definitely one of her favourite pictures of the whole competition. 

These were also done by the 9-10 year olds who had done the tapestry. The last picture is the one done by the daughter of the head teacher. 

She also got second place for her baking. They were all given the same recipe and then judged on it. 
In addition, she had a goat.  Her goat was naughty!!! Boy, oh boy was she busy!

Lastly, is these amazing cat and dog faces. They were stunning in real life!

Miss H is now on preschool holidays for the next two weeks. She is trying something new in her handstitching which I can't wait to share with you. But she doesn't want it shown until she is finished. 

The Mother Update: She is really good, just feedup with being home all the time. But now that both Miss H and the Boss have holidays they will take her for lots of different adventures. One of which is a trip to a quilt shop down country. Woohoo!

Love from,
Baa. xxx


  1. What a lovely show! I always love to see children encouraged with their artwork. Sorry you weren't able to go Baa and I hope you enjoyed your chocolate! Best wishes to the Mother! xxx

  2. What a great show. All the talent, and encouraging the kids' artwork, as well as baking. Keep healing Mother.

  3. Well first of all it is good to hear that Snowy is on the mend. The little bears are cute and what a lovely gift. I had never heard of Calf Club so that is something new for today. What amazing art those children all produced - too many beauties to pick a favourite. Hope the quilt shop trip is a success! xx

  4. Such fun projects created by the kids - so much talent there. I have not heard the term Calf Club Days, but I think (at least by your description) that here it would simply be called a fair. Many small communities have a fall fair, which includes rides, farm displays, home crafts and baking...along with things like tractor pulls and demolition derbies. Glad to hear that both the Mother and Snowy are feeling better.