Woods, creating and progress!

Another mad week in the toadstool tales world. This week I was involved with ‘Art Week’ at the school where I spend my days. What a fabulous week it has been! I can’t find a way to do the mosaic montage thingie so we will have to do our best, choose only a few photos  and cope with scrolling through them.

I spent a gorgeous day in the woods on Tuesday and the children made dream-catchers out of willow ….



Then we decorated posts with things that we found in the natural environment (except for the string!) …


Many apologies for the very pale photos – this strange yellow thing that I’ve not seen for a while was in the sky … think it might be called the sun!

We also made fire – sorry no photos for this as I was too busy keeping small hands out of the ‘danger zone’ and making hot chocolate and toasting marshmallows! Then there was den building and also shelters. Plus making beads out of elder. What a fantastic day I had and thanks must go to the teacher that requested my presence.

I have also helped to make large willow dragonflies with the children … again a totally fantastic experience, as well as sketch, draw, marble and many other techniques. This week has definitely been one that I will remember for a long time. I have felt completely at home with all these glorious creative activities!

On the hooky front I am getting close to finishing the patchwork blanket for my friends little girl (due in April!). The dreaded Ends still need sewing in and I can’t decide if another row is needed. Hmmm, what to do?!


I do love the way the vibrant purple interacts with the paler colours – yum!


And one more … just because I love the apple tree that hangs over our fence and the ivy creeping up it. Not good for the fence but I do love it. 


Well I’m off now to decide whether another row is in order or to just leap into the stripey border without a care in the world. We will see!

Until next time I hope the sun is smiling on you.




About Toadstool Tales

Hello, welcome to Toadstool Tales! I am a wife of a lovely man, mother of two who loves to be crafty! I love anything crocheted, vintage, with owls or shrooms. I am inspired by the outdoors and enjoy long walks or long cups of tea after the long walks!! I hope that you enjoy my Toadstool Tales!

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