Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Ladybird, ladybird, fly away home...



The end result of a project for Samara's classroom. They are studying insects, spiders and creepy crawlies this term, and as the grand conclusion, they had to make a model of a minibeast. Samara chose a ladybird. It had to have the right body parts, so we made the head and thorax from Fimo, and the abdomen (which has a fancy name I don't actually remember) from paper mache. Much glue, paint, beads and buttons were liberally applied, and we were very satisfied with the end result. I went up to the classroom to admire the whole collection, and I must say, we parents excelled ourselves!



Our new patio is finally complete, no photos yet, as there are still plans to be implemented, regarding furniture, gardening etc. It is bliss to sit out there, as the days are warming up, and inhale the scent of orange blossoms (our neighbour's tree, but it keeps trying to move in with us). Spring is so sprung, and summer is looming in the not too distant future. Ladybirds aplenty, we even saw one come out of its pupae thingy the other day!

We're off to Cairns for a wedding on the weekend, then hopefully I'll have some new crafty pics to show you, as well as a plethora of delightful holiday snaps! A weekend in a tropical resort is just what I need.

5 comments:

bec said...

citrus blossoms get me every time - I'd rather have the orange flowers than the fruit! Can't wait to see more about the patio...

Me said...

You parents definitely did outdo yourself - great bug!! That is one for the memory books!

Margaret said...

Great bug!!!

Happy spring to you!

meggie said...

I also love lemon blossom, & ours is bursting at present.
Lovely Ladybird!

Felicia said...

Very cute lady bug!