Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Dance!

This year I took part in a program called SISTER2sister - a mentoring program for teenage girls. The girls finished up their year long commitment to the program on Saturday with a graduation ceremony in the city which was lots of fun. So I made my little sister a present to commemerate the year and to give her something to remember it all by.

Her bedroom is decorated in hot pink and green - so it was easy to find fabrics in my stash to match. The butterfly was the symbol of the program, so it was an easy choice for the applique.
She seemed pretty happy with her cushion and even asked me where I had gotten it made. I think she was a bit excited when I told her that I had made it!

I also gave her a copy of the book "Girl Stuff" by Kaz Cooke. After a bit of a read, I would really reccommend it for young, teenage girls - it covers everything from puberty, friends, family and relationships to drugs, alcohol, mental illness and many others. And it does it in a really accessible way for young people. There are lots of cheeky cartoons and funny sayings in it. I wanted to read the whole thing myself!


Tonight my husband and I, along with his twin brother and his wife are off to Tetsuya's for dinner! It is constantly voted in Australia's top 5 best restaraunts and has even made the top 10 world list for a number of years - I can't wait! We made our booking 6 months ago, so it has been a long time coming!

And tomorrow I'd better finish off the last of my present for Chookblue's SSCS - only a few days to go now!

6 comments:

mandapanda said...

What a gorgeous present! I'm glad she liked it! Sounds like the book would be a good read for young women, wish I had had resources like that when I was younger. Have fun tonight at dinner and don't hesitate to get whatever you want for desert!

mandapanda said...

Ahh, stupid keyboard! I meant dessert! lol
Hugs! Manda

Lynda said...

I hope you enjoyed Tetsuya's - I've heard wonderful things about the restaurant (my daughter loved it. I saw him interviewed on tv a while ago - he came across as a lovely man. The cushion is lovely and a wonderful reminder of the year for your "little sister".

amandajean said...

That is such a sweet gift! I love it. Your stitching is wonderful.

Chookyblue...... said...

what a great program.........lovely cushion for your "sister"
finishing off a SSCS as I type.........

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What a fantastic cushion - the perfect graduation gift!