25 June 2013

Midsummer




We joined together, last week, with friends to celebrate midsummer and the solstice.  We camped not far from where we all live at a campsite which had the perfect mix of space, woods and beaches.  The children were away playing with their friends for most of the day, only returning to the tent for food, clean clothes or sleep!  The weather forecast was mixed, with sun, rain and thunderstorms we had two very light showers and lots of sun and felt very blessed it definitely makes camping easier when it is dry.  Some of the children had been rehearsing a version of A Midsummer Night's Dream in the weeks leading up to camp, they performed this in the woods to a large audience and it was enchanting.  I had watched some of the rehearsals and thought them far from ready but they were.  We also had fires on the beach in the evenings, sang songs, had afternoon tea together, shared food in the evening, made streamers to run around with, had our own version of a sports day event with wacky races and had a throughly marvellous time.  We did not want to come home.

Our own preparations included making a flower wreath for my youngest, inspired by this lovely blog.  I too used craft wire which I wrapped with ribbon.  I drew some shapes on paper and then cut out the leaves and petals, we used 100% wool felt, and sewed them together with a few stitches in the centre, we added a button on and sewed the flower to the ribbon evenly spacing them.  My youngest has been asking to do some sewing for a while and this seemed like the perfect project for her to start with.  She sewed some of the flowers together and one of the buttons on.  It was lovely to sit together and complete this, we made the whole wreath in a couple of hours.  She wore the wreath, together with fairy  wings and dress for her role as a fairy in the play.

Joining in with Nicole for this weeks Keep Calm Craft On.

6 comments:

  1. Her flower wreath is beautiful. My daughters would of loved this when they were small.

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  2. How utterly wonderful, it sounds blissful. Oh summer, how we love you. Hope you enjoy the rest of the week.

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  3. Sounds like you all had a wonderful time, and were lucky with the weather.
    Your flower wreath is beautiful, what a fun project.

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  4. Floral wreaths, how lovely! Sounds like you had a great time :)

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  5. What a lovely midsummer celebration x

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