Friday, December 13, 2013


Kids have fantastic memories, I don't know if it's because they haven't filled up their memories with experiences yet or just because as adults we stop remembering all the little stuff. What ever the reason my kids remind me of all sorts of things I hoped they had forgotten.

When children have fifth birthdays at preschool they usually give out small gifts to the other children, stickers, a sweet, balloons and pencils are popular. When my daughter left I made a bunch of little notebooks, stitched on my sewing machine and a pencil.

I had quite forgotten about this, but seems the kids had not.  I was recently reminded and told that I had to do the same for my son who is about to start his last week of preschool. A bit of a production line was started up again. The covers cut out on one particularly long car trip. The stitching done in stolen moments and before I knew it they were all done!

I've teamed them with some small pencils that I found on Trademe, I ended up buying a "gross" which is 144 pencils! SO there will probably be more of these popping up in the future. I really hope they like them, I think I might like one to keep in my bag!


  1. These are awesome! Go you - what a great effort x

  2. What a great idea. Would be good for kids party bags too.

  3. What a cool idea - wish I had thought of this earlier - Lala's birthday/last day at Kindy and daycare has just passed - but brilliant for party favours.

  4. They do look rather lovely, all lined up together.

  5. These are adorable Louana! What a great idea!

  6. Oh, these are great!! Such a clever and thoughtful idea.


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