Friday, April 26, 2013

W is for ... "Wreaths"

 


Yesterday was ANZAC Day here (and in Australia). Our town held it's annual service in town and once again the girls participated with their GirlGuides unit.



This year Agent Smelly finally got to lay the wreath (she has been complaining for years that she never gets a turn at doing anything on ANZAC Day) at the cenotaph. (That's her on the left in the pink shirt and sash).


 


Here's the wreath the Brownies helped make. We used a glue gun to place a layer of poppies around the top, outside and also inside of the foam wreath. (Photo courtesy of a friend)



I was mucking about with some our handmade poppies and put one in Agent Smelly's hair and had one of those "Aha" moments. I ran off and was off with an old headband and glue gun in hand and Voila, a headband perfect for ANZAC Day. Is there nothing that a glue gun can't do? I wonder if they make cordless one's? I can see me now walking around with glue gun in holster, gluing things around the place left, right and centre ... "such fun!"

 
 

 
Highhill Homeschool

14 comments :

  1. What a cleaver cookie you are :) Great idea for a headband.

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    1. Awww thanks Kat xxx Darn now I want a cookie!

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  2. "I can see me now walking around with glue gun in holster, gluing things around the place left, right and centre." I can just imagine that! I love the headband.

    Glue guns and laminators... essential pieces of equipment for teachers and mothers!

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    1. I have also added one of those label makers as a must have piece of equipment ... no-one can stand very still in my house now for fear of me labelling them!

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  3. A battery powered glue gun? Sounds like something you should patent! I used to make pine cone wreaths a Christmas time with my trusty glue gun - fun times!

    Cheers from Brandy at http://brandysbustlings.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Brandy, I should patent them shouldn't I? I would have to produce them in all sorts of colours so I could change them to suit what I wearing too ... lol

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  4. Sounds like a fun event. Hi, I am a new follower from the challenge. Hard to believe it’s nearly over. Good to meet you & good job on you’re A to Z challenge.

    PS, I have a suggestion, you might consider moving your google friend connect up higher (top right would be awesome) on your sidebar. I had to scroll all the way to the end of the page to find it and others may be having a difficult time locating it.

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    1. Thanks so much Melissa, I am really not sure about this blog business but I think I have updated it as you suggested. Cheers, Lisa

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  5. I love glue guns! I shall need to acquire one when little L finally gets old enough to actually start schooling in earnest!

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    1. No you mustn't wait ... there is so much fun to be had with them ... lol But seriously DO NOT let them near your little one, the hot glue burns like crazy if you get any on you.

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  6. I don't have a glue gun yet, but I want one. My friends all have them. The headband came out great.

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    1. Thank you so much. I am thinking of getting some of the glitter or coloured glue sticks that you can use with the guns ... then there will be no stopping me.

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  7. Haha, glue guns are amazing. I'm so happy that your daughter got to place the wreath at the cenotaph. I love the picture at the very top of your blog!

    Just stopping by from a-z. :)

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    1. Thanks Jessica she was pretty pleased with herself. My brother's lovely partner took the photo at the top. She used to concentrate on animals (http://www.animusphotography.com/) but has started to branch into photos of children now that she has blessed me with my god-son and is a stay at home mum. That one up the top is one of her early ones ... reminds me of fairies. ;)

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