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Saturday, 3 May 2008

He's a clever little Chap ...

Yes, he is a clever little chap but I must also congratulate his Mum [our eldest daughter] on her patience as I'm sure it became quite a 'chore' to get him to finish this little project for their little one day local Show. Of course he was as pleased as punch to win first prize with it in the Craft Section for Primary School age kids - he is 8 years old. He actually won quite a few prizes with different categories so won the overall prize for the most entries/wins. Good on you Jayden. When I was visiting them a few weeks back for Easter, J. wanted to have a go at a Fabric PostCard like I was working on so he drew his own car and put it together himself - he was having a few problems with getting the needle through - seems Marnie was using way to large a needle - thanks Jean for setting me straight with that one Gosh it's making life so much easier ... ha ha, anyway as you can see his did do a great job and I'm sure it will always be a 'keeper'. We often paint a canvas & decorate it for the Show but this is certainly something a little different.
My F-I-L did lovely Fancy Work [as it was called in those days] when he was a young man then he moved onto making mats outta old hessian bags & strips of old clothes with a special tool [sorry but the name of this evades me at this moment in time] - of course we must remember 'necessity was the mother of invention' in those days and they were living in a 'tent' house in a mining town in it's early days but my Hubby remembers them fondly. Dad has since past away, it would of been lovely to have had something of what he made but of course in those days 'a man making such beauty' was all a bit hush hush sadly, especially in the harsh realities of a mining town. Maybe J. has inherited the creative genes from both sides of his Mum's families.

2 comments:

Maureen said...

That's a great card - very clever lad!! I remember, when I was a kid, my Dad making a 'Readicut' rug and in his later years he worked a Tapestry kneeler for his seat at Church.

Allison Ann Aller said...

That's a fine card! Lucky that lad who can work with his hands alongside his grandmother.
Loved the story of the fellow in the mining town, keeping his needlework a secret....
Thanks for popping in on my blog...I love to return the "visit"!
~Allie