Annie went back to school today. I'm obviously not as dedicated as some parents out there because for me it wasn't the bittersweet experience I've read other blogging Mums write about. I was overjoyed and skipped home!
I relished the peace and quiet and spent the day crafting. I finished a book cover to go with the bag and goodies for my back to school swap partner (which I'm itching to show you but I'll wait 'til next week so I don't spoil the surprise;)
And I had a go at this project which I dreamed up as part of the crafty alphabet:
A month or so ago I collected an obscene amount of wallpaper samples from a DIY superstore. I took so many I worried I was going to get stopped by security for taking more than was reasonable but nobody seemed to notice or care. It was good fun (the weaving- not the 'almost' shop-lifting!) and surprisingly comes closer to the effect I was trying to achieve with my Sean Scully patchwork.
When Eliza saw what I'd made she wanted to have a go too. And at the end of the day I picked Annie up feeling much more human. She joined in with the weaving frenzy too!
Here's some awe inspiring paper weaving from flickr:
1. Paper weaves, 2. Woven Paper, 3. BLUENEWS, 4. REDCOUPY, 5. Woven paper hearts, 6. rhombus and hex weave, 7. Woven Paper, 8. What to do with old magazines, 9. Paper weaves, 10. another hex weave - another view, 11. Kahnstruction ll, 12. paper project 9 of 16, 13. Paper weaves, 14. woven paper collage, 15. woven law books, 16. It's a colorful world