In the past week my laundry time has been focused on my 11 year old son.
He had a Kris Kringle at school and picked a girl's name out of the hat. He decided he'd like to make her a ring..."Please mum?" It had to be in silver, of course, and I wasn't allowed to tell anybody what he was doing. God forbid if word got out at school that he was making this girl a ring!
I took this photo but he quickly grabbed my torque bangle so he couldn't be seen working on it.
Without giving away names, he wanted to make a ring with a V. So I got some wire and with a bit of planishing, solder and polishing, this is what we came up with:
I would have liked him to engrave a line to make the the ring look more of a V than a Y but he was happy with his design and that was that. It was a great success and everyone guessed he'd made it, hence the cone of silence over the project has been lifted.
He then went on to make his teacher a pendant! Lucky teacher...I was welling up at the thought and seeing his determination to maker her something special was a reflection of his admiration.
I was really pleased that my workshop had got at least one child thinking outside the box and doing something a little different. Last year it was the turn of my daughter and her Market experience (Stuck). All this makes The Laundry about so much more than me. Another proud mum moment!