At the picnic we had a crafty swap that the Locket had organised and I was very lucky to receive a fab gift from Kitty which included one of her renowned sock monkeys, a chocolate bunny and two fab fat quarters, as shown.
Then there was the naming ceremony for my newly acquired sock monkey and all agreed it should have a name relating to the day and bloggy monkey would not do. We decided Millet was a good name but not enough so my daughter Emma and Locket's eldest Dot came up with Billy
after their fav film at the moment "Twilight". So "Billy Millet" was born.
My daughter Emma had made a crafty prezzie too which was inspired by the work she has been doing for her GCSE Textiles. It was a Mola, which are made by the Kuna women of Panama. It involves layering different fabrics and then stitching a design through all the layers of fabric and then cutting away the first layer around all the stitching (leaving the black border) and then cut away each additional layer to reveal the coloured fabric you wish for that section of your design. She then decorated her fish by sewing on sequins (she also batiked the purple fabric herself - wow!).
Well, enough from me, I have had a day full of dentists today - me at 9.15 this morning, Peter an Orthodontist appt in Kidlington at 12.45 and Emma an Orthodontist appointment at the John Radcliffe in Oxford at 3.30 and what's more they are making changes to Emma's brace and I need to go back again on Friday at midday - how is a girl meant to go to work!