In our final week of holidays last week, there was an extra dimension added to our beach trips - kite flying.
It's something we've never had any success with before. In fact it's something we've always had disappointing, frustrating failure with before, but it turns out we've never had the right kite before.
|Spot the teeny Sam figure flying it here, kite photography is tricky stuff!|
Previously it's always been a cheap, impulse buy in the Supermarket. This time the kite was bought in a friendly, kite shop after advice from the shop owner. It wasn't a posh, expensive kite - and some were incredibly expensive!
It did cost a little bit more than the cheap, Supermarket buys - but it actually worked, and worked beautifully. So definitely better value.
And we were all amazed at how much we all loved flying it.
So all last week, I had just one song in my head - 'Lets Go Fly A Kite', from Mary Poppins, of course.
It was just asking to be used in a quotey Mini Quilt. So I made a little patchwork kite to go on my, soon to be, Mini Quilt Wall.
The song is still in my head, and there's at least one more kitey make in my head now too! And we're all looking forward to the next beach trip when we can fly the real thing again.
But for now, I'm enjoying the patchwork version. Especially as I like having a few Mini Quilts that aren't standard square/oblong shapes, and it was quick and fun to make. I think it would be lovely to decorate a baby's nursery with something like this too.
Have you discovered a love of kite flying yet? If not, perhaps, like us, you just need to find the right kite for you!