Thursday, October 21, 2010

Mon Espace Créateur - { My Creative Space }


I was always the shortest in my class at school. A mere wisp of a thing I was the "lucky" gal who adorned the end of the front row in school photos....without fail. I never got to climb those aluminium seats and stand tall at the back :(

There were some delicious hair styles too. The puppy dogs tails (piggy tail plaits tied up with a bow á la Princess Lea), the side pony tail....mmmm!

Take you left hand and place it in your lap like this. Take your right hand and put it on top. Knees together, sit up straight and say "Monkeys"!

As a teacher of Year 1's and wee Preppies my delight with school photos continued. Indulge me for a second and imagine putting 27 Preps into a line of boys and a line of girls in order from tallest to shortest...and keeping them that way as you march the few hundred metres through the school and down to the oval for class photos. This is first term I might add!!

And then there was the hair and the grubby faces (WHO schedules the youngest children last...I mean vegemite sangas for mornos people...hello!!!). If I had a dollar for every face I've wiped, hair I combed, button I've done up, collar I've straightened, shirt I've tucked in....whew! No wonder teachers look a little frazzled in their school photos...and yes still on the side, albeit standing this time.


When I completed these little ladies and photographed them all those memories came flooding back. Some wouldn't sit still, some kept sliding off their designated perch, some looked the other way. I swear I even saw a tongue being poked!! But after some propping and encouragement....sit up straight, hands together, everyone say "Monkeys"!

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24 comments:

Sarah said...

seriously cute...where are these gorgeous girls heading?
x

Kylie said...

:) they are so cute - glad that they are all finished - we will have to meet for coffee now:)

Memories - did you see the photo that I took of the kids and Tim the other day? I asked them to say "monkeys" and well Monkey's I got.

Miss Milla's said...

These are very cute, and it's nice to see something a little different for a change.

Mira Narnie said...

Squuueeeaaall **** they are soo cute! What memories you have - must make a mental note for when my kids are at school to keep clean and neat for school photo day so as not to frazzle the teacher!! what delightful little madamoiselle dolls you have created. They all look so immaculate and chic (their teacher must be very particular and a classy stylish lass herself). Enjoy a cuppa and bickie (or two) this arvo in celebration of such a job well done! Get that timer on your camera and stand beside your lasses so you can add another class photo to your collection...ha!

Wendy said...

Gorgeous, Steph! Love the personality each one acquires under your skilled attention..

jade holi said...

wow you have been busy, they look fabulous all set up in school photograph style.

Seaside Siblings said...

Such a beautiful little class :-)

Jill said...

I'm impressed Steph! You got them to smile and look at the camera ALL at the same time!! They look fabulous!!

Chantal said...

So very, very adorable!

the textured leaf said...

I cannot believe how many youve made!
I seriously am in awe of your handiwork. Gush, Gush :)

spectacularfairywren said...

They are a beautiful pack - remind me of '12 little girls in two straight lines' and sortof Agent 99??

Red white and blue lovely

Megan said...

you have been a busy girl steph! look at all those girls with their hair done neatly and not a vegemite mouth to be seen :)

your school photo memories definitely made me smile. i was at the opposite end, always the tallest girl stuck in the middle of the boys up the back.

and oh boy, school photos as a teacher. phew! i know what you mean. kindergarten (3 turning 4 yr olds) school photos is an absolute nightmare! thank god they didn't schedule it for after lunch. tears in the morning is hard enough to deal with, let alone grubby faced tears in the arvo!

Sandrine said...

Oh you have been a busy mummy :) Un bataillon de petites poupettes :)You are so funny :) xx

Caroline said...

What a gorgeous post - fabulous photos and an oh so cute story. The best thing I have read all day!

Rosalind said...

ha ha ha - were they for an order? Markets!! That is a lot of work, all perfect :-)

beck said...

Amazing! I love the look of them all together, just gorgeous xo

Fat Chick Design said...

In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived twelve little girls in two straight lines. In two straight lines they broke their bread and brushed their teeth and went to bed.
They smiled at the good and frowned at the bad and sometimes they were very sad.
They left the house at half past nine in two straight lines in rain or shine — the smallest one was Madeline.

Antje said...

just wonderful!

Bron @ Baby Space said...

Monkeys!

I was usually the shortest too :)

'odd and old' Linda Dacey said...

great post, a blast from the past. and your poupee's are magnifique en masse like this...

Little Eve said...

They look very perky and like butter wouldn't melt in their cute little mouths. Just right!

Heidi said...

They remind me of the book Madeline, In two staight lines!

Catherine said...

Look at your cute little dollies all sitting so beautifully without one little tongue being poked at all;)xo

littleminx said...

what a fantastic post Steph - and I love the dolls, they are just gorgeous (whether being naughty or not) x

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