It'll have hues and tones to match the room and I plan to use this
Although the bottom two fabrics might be saved for something else! The turquiosey 'fabric' is very cheap 1m lengths from The Works. It's not the best quality but I really like the colours and washing them has improved the feel! I'm reckoning that if I balls it up, then it really doesn't matter as its not cost so much to make! The matching velvet ribbon is also from The Works. I'll make a start this weekend!
The SATs are over today after about this morning's maths reasoning paper. One little soul went into complete meltdown during yesterday's maths papers. I'm not actually allowed or supposed to say meltdown because it offends people ( Who are these easily offended people fgs?? ) I should say 'experienced moments of high anxiety' instead. I was to say thank you for all your comments on my post the other day. I was horrified to read about one person's experience where the school was running classes in the holidays and numerous sessions after school. Now my two attended a few days in their holidays at High School getting ready for GCSE and A Levels and quite rightly! They were working towards life changing exams! No SAT test ever counts towards grown up life and job seeking. My mum paid for me to have extra maths tuition because I needed it to pass my O'Level and it worked! I got my magic C. I certainly didn't have it to pass my 11plus - the only test I recall sitting at primary school. But intense extra curricular maths and English lessons in order to ensure that particular school hit its targets is absolutely pathetic. I definitely would have made sure Miss 21 and Mr 19, had they not been able to cope, would have been withdrawn from school for the SATs. I don't want to lump all children together, because, unlike the government, I know they are all different and some of them look forward to the challenge, enjoy the quiet ( I SO DO ENJOY THE SILENCE ) and are competitive and that's totally okay! Good luck to them! But making a full class of 30 individuals sit the same test is like me making Barry the school budgie hula hoop, because I can hula hoop.
Tonight will see me baking cakes for my class tomorrow for our Celebration of success! ( aka After SATs party! ) what do you think of that Government - a mad afternoon of NO learning with children eating sugar!!
I cannot wait**
Lots of love from
Rachel * Applying factor 50 today and hunting for washing to do because it's going to be glorious* Radiostar
** I can wait, longer than you might think! ( forever )