With Darrell’s and my plans for Easter “sort of sorted” in a fingers crossed type nature, I still felt it best to have a contingency plan (as aforementioned above), just in case things go egg shaped and the Easter Bunny doesn't call. Nigel has been looking at the seasonal cuddly toys in the window of the village gift shop expectantly, but (tongue in cheek), I have told him that, due financial constraints the Easter Bunny may have to be a little parsimonious with his pennies……!!!!
…… and perhaps a small 10p chick would be a more realistic expectation, and bless him, typical of Nigel’s “life’s cup is always overflowing” nature, he was still as excited ….. However, I have hatched an Easter plan to cover all eventualities …. having popped into Poundland to purchase a little something in the week ………
…. and taking advantage of Darrell and Nigel going to the swimming baths yesterday, I sprang into Eastertide action for an afternoon of secretive craft activity!
The packet contained enough materials to make two puppets, a chick and a rabbit (Darrell and Nigel will have to decide between themselves who has what).
I tackled the chick first, and considering that sewing isn’t exactly my forte I was quite pleased with the results.
….. Then mindful that time was getting tight, and Darrell and Nigel would soon be home, I tackled the rabbit with some haste …..
…… but again, I surprised myself (modestly) with what was a half way decent job……..
To celebrate my surprising success dabbling in the arts of the needlecrafter I made a cup of coffee (in my Mick McCarthy mug, God bless him) and admired my handiwork ….. before hiding everything away ……