Yesterday we experienced our first school fete.Not that we had never been to one before but this was the first time we were at one our ( as in the one we are attending) school was hosting.One of the positives about changing schools I guess.
All the children were soooo excited.The entertainment organised and the participation from families was wonderful to see and it made me realise what a lovely community we are now a part of.So many people contributed to the success of the day behind the scenes and then, on the day, running stalls and entertainment ensuring happy faces everywhere.
I volunteered to help out with the tea cosy competition and stall and so have been spending thursday lunchtimes with a great group of women all teaching how to hook to a group of willing children.Some waned towards the end but we also had enthusiastic converts.Nanda(the gorgeous organiser) opened the competition up on raverly.There were indeed some inspired takes on how to keep your tea warm!
Henry took to hooking with gusto.As much as I have tried to encourage regular knitting from my boys, it seems that crochet is faster for them to grasp.I must say,that recent experience during my classes has shown me that boys pick it up faster than the girls.Perhaps its the lego brain!
Mister Henry Hooker won best boys tea cosy!!
Lovely Nanda holding the microphone.
A little chuffed he very happily took home a great kit from these fabulous ladies.
And here is his "Owl" sporting two lovely vintage buttons for eyes he pinched from my stash.I am very proud to say that all I helped with was the plain knitted base.The triple crochet head and the rest is all by Henry.Fab job my sweet!!
Mine was a little underdone but I was more interested in my kitchen table I guess so simply put some hexes to work.Astounding how popular mine was in the peoples choice-it seems alot of people love an orange/pink combo.
Alison made the sweetest Owl and the Pussycat cosy.She was the winner of the adults competition.
Oliver was able to experience his first public performance.When were told that the littlies would be performing at the fete I must say my first thought was of cats shrieking it out on a wall somewhere.
My little fiddler xx
The kids were so CUTE! They played "Mary had a little lamb' and received such applause they played it again.Afterwards ,as I tried to kiss Oliver "well done",all I got was teeth.He was grinning from ear to ear totally pumped and proud.
Henry also played in Junior Band and then the big kids played- they never cease to amaze me.There is some wonderful musical talent in this school including the parent band who entertained the crowd.Clearly professionals.
Both the boys got into the finals in the photography competition and Oliver was amazed by the man who turned a pigeon into a rabbit " he really did mummy he really did"!!
All in all a super day.