Thursday, May 19, 2016

Thursday Club Projects

Hello there ...

I've been busy preparing projects for my class tonight at Thursday Club... I'm always asked where I get my ideas from and the answer is often Pinterest! You guys are great for sharing... As you know the group are mentally and physically challenged so things have to be kept simple but they are adults, so I try to give them something not too childlike ... 
 
When my lovely blog friend Stella came to visit last month she prepared projects for them and took the class ... It was such fun and they instantly fell in love with her! They were so excited that a visitor from Holland was coming and it was a fabulous evening ... Here she is with one of my favourite guys from the group - Peter


I know she won't mind me sharing
This week I found a card on Pinterest that I knew they would like so all credit to Nadine... I hope it's ok that I use her idea and I teamed the card with a trinket box


Here's my version of the card

I had to cut 60 pairs of flip flops and stick on all those white straps because my group wouldn't have been able to manage that... Phew! It took ages
The sentiment is done on my computer as is the card base and I tore up real sandpaper for the sand and aren't those tiny shells cute!

I printed and cut papers for them to cover their boxes


Cut some edging and made 20 net 'bows' and glued pearls in all the shells


I always give them lots of gems so that they can decorate them even more to their own design ...  One of the difficult things is making something that they can not only easily put together but adhere easily ... I can't give them a glue gun or liquid glue...Heck it would be everywhere! I remember many years ago giving them glitter ... NEVER again! One of our men went home covered from head to toe! 


Right now I'm working on 'easy to assemble' hanging mobiles for them for another week...

I hope you have a fun day - Thanks so much for your visit

~ Ros ~





16 comments:

Diane said...

Oh wow, what a super fun day it must of have been for them with Stella there!
The card is perfect and I can see where they love having you as an instructor with all the fun projects you come up with for them, lots and lots of work for you but very rewarding in the end! The card and box are so cute and I love those flip flops!!

Pamellia Johnson said...

It's nice that you can visit with a crafty friend!! Great card and project. Curious though, if no glue gun and no liquid glue, what do you use? Double sided tape? hugs :)

Sylvia said...

What a wonderful time you and Stella had, Ros, and your projects look wonderful...I know about flip flops, I love using that die and have made a lot as well...but not 60 so far! Have a wonderful trip to London, no greater place to meet up with a friend. I will be hoping for sunshine for you as well...it is raining here! Happy Thursday!

Leslie Miller said...

You're amazing. That's a large group and a generous investment of your time. They must love you and your projects. The card and box are both very fun and cute!

Greta said...

Wow, wow, wow! First of all--that is one darling picture with Stella & Peter! I could never think up all the wonderful projects you have for your group--they are so lucky to have you! This is just over the top, Ros--the straps, pearls in the shells, tulle bows, real sandpaper--fabulous!

Maria said...

What a wonderful fun photo of Stella with Peter...love the smiling faces! Your projects are awesome and surely will be a big hit for your calls, Ros! I love the card with the flip flops and tiny shells! And, your box with the shells and heart gem is stunning! Take care and have a fun with the class!

Stella said...

It's wonderful to see the photo again. I didn't share it because it's your group and I was hoping you would share it someday; Peter is such a happy, kind and lovely personality! Being at the club made me realise how rewarding it is to spend time with your group and how much they love to craft. Hence their needs; they all make beautiful things. And you and Pat are amazing because I know how much time and effort you spend preparing the projects. Geesh you have been busy again! I love the flip flop card. The box is a gift of its own. Have a lovely evening at the club; wish I could be there....
XXXXX

Tracy said...

I'll say it again Ros. You are a true blessing to that group. More fantastic projects for them. Hugs!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, such fun, Ros! Great pic; and I love their projects, especially those sweet, little flip-flops, and the sand paper is perfection! You rock, girl!

Marina said...

What great summer projects these are - so much fun for your group - and so much preparation for you. Lovely photo of Stella.

Kara Lynne said...

What great craft ideas to use with your group! I'm sure it's very much appreciated, and it's great that you can give them crafting opportunities that we all enjoy!

Lisette Baker said...

What fun to have Stella there too - looks like everyone had a ball and those flip-flops are just adorable.

Judith said...

Stella told me about this day. She loved it, being there with you and those lovely people (-:
You are doing a very good job!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That hardwork sure paid off, fun card!

Mac Mable said...

Lots of hard work on your part but wow does it look so worth it x

Barbara said...

Great projects - and really, the time that you invest just preparing it all... leaves me breathless. The only thing that comes to my mind is that is must be love.

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