I have had a really fun weekend! Do you remember how last month I told you that keeping fit is my New Year’s resolution this year? Well, I went for a walk with Mum and Dad at Norfolk Wildlife Trust Cley and Salthouse Marshes, which included a stroll along Cley beach followed by a workshop to make a dreamcatcher. I really enjoyed it because I was being active, creative and got to spend time in nature – which I love to do!
The Cley and Salthouse Marshes are well known for being a great place to spot migrating and rare birds.
On the reserve there are places called hides. These are wooden huts where you can sit and watch the birds. Luckily Dad had remembered to bring his binoculars along so we were able to get a really good view of ducks, birds and waders. I asked Dad the name of the birds I had seen and he told me there were Wigeons, Pink-footed geese, Brent geese and Avocets (which were my favourite!)
Our walk was part of a dreamcatcher workshop by Leslie Terrance. The idea was to collect some natural material from the beach to add to our dreamcatcher designs. I found some dried seaweed and a nice shell.
Making a dreamcatcher
After the walk, it was time for the workshop, and it was so much fun! Not only did I make a brilliant dreamcatcher, but I was also made some new friends. Taking a class is a great way to meet new people who have the same interests as you.
Making the web of my dreamcatcher was a bit difficult for my little paws, but Mum helped me out. I really enjoyed adding the succulents and seashell I had collected to the frame. What do you think? I’m really pleased with how it looks, I couldn’t wait to get it home and hang it up!
I would love to have another go at making a dreamcatcher, I think it would make a really lovely present. Making a gift for someone rather than buying one is a great way to show you care.
Not only could handmade gifts save you money, but they also feel even more special to the person you have given it to. They will know you have spent time creating something unique for them which is a really thoughtful gesture.
If you really enjoy making gifts, but run out of people to give them to, maybe you could start selling them! It’s a great way to earn yourself some extra pocket money, or if you are feeling really generous, give the money to charity.
Do you enjoy being creative? Let me know what your favourite things to make are!