Sunday, 16 June 2013


Good morning, I hope you all had a good day yesterday.   I had the job of helping my 8 year old grandson make his Zombie costume for the end of term Rocky Horror Show.  Oh didn't Calum have fun making his costume dirty etc.  it's funny when you want children to stay clean they get dirty, when you want to get something dirty it stays clean.  We ended up making up some mud and rubbing it in.      Thank goodness I don't have to do his make up. The school are doing that.

Today I am showing two little Potato Sacks that Calum's God Mother gave the boys, she had purchased them at a school fete, I just think someone had put a lot of work into these Sacks.

 Aren't they very cute they measure 8ins x 6ins.  It's all the work that's been put into something so simple.  They came with 4seed potatoes and instruction how to grow them.  Unfortunately  Grandad said the potatoes were passed their best. Its a pity as the boys so wanted to come over and help Grandad plant them.  I will look at an old potato sack in a different light from now on.

That's it for today.  Thank you for all your lovely comments, I do appreciate them all.

Have a good day, I have to go to the school sports day this afternoon, ( but you won't see me in any of the races) been there, done it, and worn the tee-shirt in the past.  I will that the young ones have the fun.

Hazel xxx


  1. Morning Hazel.
    Who would have thought something so cute could be made from spud sacks.
    Have a great day. x

  2. What a lovely idea to encourage kids to grow veg, unfortunate that the potatoes were past their best. Enjoy sports day, hope the weather holds.

    Wilma x x x

  3. Good Monday Morning Hazel,
    Just been reading your past entries, sorry I am late to follow! Just love all the baskets, they are so varied but what a treat to be the person who receives one.
    Love the little bags too, great idea. The beer cake is a fab gift for a bloke (so hard to do, men's things) looking forward to seeing more. Have a great day.

  4. Hi Hazel,
    what a fab way to decorate sacks. Yes you are right someone has really made a wonderful job of these, and they are so bright and cheerful.
    Have fun at the sports day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  5. Good morning Sis,
    These are great love what has been done to decorate them
    Pity my neighbour (potatoe grower) uses "paper sacks" these days what fun we could have had..............LOL
    Food for thought there though...........sorry forgive the pun!!!
    Have a great day hope the weather keeps fair for the "sports day"

    Patricia xxxx

  6. Did you get the sun! LOL! Super idea for kids and yes wrong time of year to plant potatoes they are near to picking out the ground now so would be past their best sadly hey but kids like planting anything whether it grows or not they soon forget!!Nice touch and thought for next year??

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  7. Aw pity about the potatoes being past their best, still what wonderful little sacks and beautifully decorated, great fun colours.
    Have fun at the sports day, Kate x

  8. Great idea, the sacks look good, shame about the spuds though, xxx

  9. What a super idea Hazel. They are so colourful. Christine xx

  10. Fabulous idea Hazel. Now you can buy Hessian by the yard you could make some to add to your selection of gifts. Hugs Rita xxx