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July for our family is all about the Ag.show and then camping as a family. During June/July the children work so hard on many creative projects in order to have a good display at the Show. This year we topped our grand total of number of items on exhibit for our family with 45 items.
Working with his hands is not Joshua’s strong point but this year he determined to enter something into the Show. He worked on this model for a couple of weeks. Not only did he create a great looking model he learnt lots of skills along the way which he will be able to use in other modeling projects he has planned.
Jess was very surprised with how some of her pieces went – she did well. Here are some of her projects.
The girls spent a couple of afternoons with a friends mum who was visiting town and learnt to make these flowers. They were disappointed to see that the cake decorating section was for the theme Space – flowers didn’t match that theme. Jess entered her flower in the any crafted item and was well rewarded!
Between our children, Nomi always completes the most projects and dabbles in a variety of crafts and skills. She is very creative.
There is a story behind this doll – apparently the judges took this doll out of the ‘competition’ as they considered it not to be made by a 8-12yo. Though Nomi was very disappointed in not receiving anything for her two dolls (see the other one below), the steward ended up awarding a highly commended and told Nomi the story – that the judge didn’t think it was made by a child. To Nomi that was an incredible complement! Since then the co-ordinator has phoned to apologise and to express her hope that it doesn’t deter Nomi from exhibiting next year. Not on your life! was Nomi’s reply.
Daniel has had his eye on this doll for over a year. A week before the Ag Show he finally started on it. He has great control over a sewing machine and is already working an another pirate doll – this time with a hook for a hand and a beard!
Daniel worked for weeks on this boat – it is held together with hot glue and wood staples. Each day some alteration or addition would be added. I was pleased that he received a Highly Commended as it showed that they could see it was original and creative work.