I was asked if I could give something to help raise funds for my Granddaughters nursery school, and these really did seem to fit the bill. They went like hot cakes - or should that be hot lollies? mmmmm.... so raised a fair bit for the cause. I also made lips and moustaches with lollies stuck through them, so when you are sucking the lolly it looks like you have lips or a 'stosh' (Little Ben liked those, because Pop's - Great Grandad - has a 'stosh') and they were also went well. You find once one child has one, they all have to have one. Great marketing strategy!
They are butterflies printed on photopaper with two holes punched out to thread the lolly through.
They need to be round lollies which are not too big (I used Chuppa lollies) and the overall effect was quite stunning. I also pushed a hair grip through the holes, so the butterfly could be used as a hair ornament when the lolly was gone.
Right - I'm just nipping off to finish knitting a jumper for one of my Tiddlers (not so Tiddly any more - she's growing like Jack's Beanstalk) but when most of the family are about 6 foot tall I think I should have expected it!! doh!
This time I'm trying to make sure the jumper has a big enough neck. My girls swear the reason their ears are so small is because they got sanded off by my jumpers when they were pulled over their heads as children. Maternal cruelty at it's worst, but I am trying to reform!