Here is a look at my beautiful daughter (but reluctant model), Amelia, sporting my latest felt creation.
Unfortunately it is not in her school colours, so she only put this on after school, (I am one of those boring mothers who do not let their children bend the uniform rules, even when they would get away with it). I can feel a maroon and gold flower coming on.
The butterfly is just a test for the Butterfly Library bag for Brooke, and the Butterfly Doona cover for Michaela. It is not too bad, but a tad too small, and the colours for Brooke will be different, her bag is going to be pink.
Lastly, a Magnolia flower.
The Magnolia tree in our backyard is just wonderful. It has lovely dense shade and when the weather turns you can sit under it for about 5 minutes before raindrops get through .
It flowers in late winter/early spring, when there are no leaves on the tree and then it seems to flower again a second time when it is full summer, with the leaves. There are no downsides with this tree and I love to sit under it almost all year round. Thank you to the lovely person who planted it about 40 years ago.