A few months ago as I was picking Eliza up from school, the teacher stopped me to ask if I would be willing to think up a few craft ideas that they could do with the kids as Mother's Day gifts. Ooh hoo hoo..my kind of fun. They settled on a simple yoyo flower pin and asked if I would be willing to come in the day of the craft and help out. Montessori is usually pretty "stay away and let the kid learn" so I jumped on the opportunity! That was a fun day. I was amazed that the skill of sewing with a needle came very easy to the three and four year olds. Montessori teaches living skills and "up, down" was something they knew. I remember trying to explain "in and out" and having this gorgeous little girl look at me like I was speaking Alien. So I showed her and she exclaimed "oh! you mean up, down." I sat there dumbfounded, clearly out explained by a 4 year old. Anyway, it was a hit and up there is the one that Eliza, my 3 year old at the time, made for me. :)
On other flower news, I recieved an email from Susan who created an etsy treasury yesterday out of items created out of my water lily (otherwise know as warter lily) print. The treasury is so pretty! I had to have her explain to me what exactly it was, and basically it's a way to have items with a similar theme / fabric / color recognized. At least that's how I'm understanding it. So go take a look at the pretty creations!