Tuesday, 21 March 2017

March

March From the calendar ...

Monday, 13 March 2017

Lost and Found ... Boats

IMG_7911 After seeing Lost and Found at the Cinema, we decided to come home and make boats. I still can't persuade Feets to do the drawings herself, and sadly couldn't convince her to decorate the boats, but I hope that after months of watching Liam and me, one day her inhibitions will fly away and, well who knows?! Or, given the precision of her origami attempts, perhaps she'll skip the uninhibited part and reveal a different kind of genius. IMG_7910

Monday, 6 March 2017

40 Flamingos

20170103_095841 20170103_095821 My mother-in-law once mentioned in passing a strange Canadian tradition of leaving 40 flamingos on the lawn of somebody celebrating their 40th birthday.

Well of course this lodged deep in my mind and I've been saving the thought for Mr Liam's 40th ever since. Slight challenges in lack of lawn, husband's complete mortification at the idea, and the presence of a 3-week old baby. So I made a 40-piece strip of flamingo bunting. In two hours when Bean obliged me by cooing gently on the futon. Happy everybody! 20170103_095808

Monday, 27 February 2017

Lentils and Pasta

IMG_7902I was looking for an escape from full-time role play that seems to define our lives at the moment. IMG_7903 We managed two pictures before Feets started pouring seeds from pot to pot, cooking me dinner and informing me that I was her and Daddy was me and ... she was very happy.

Above, dinner, complete with saucepan, plates, pasta, spoon and sauce. Left, a self portrait. I admit, I was the art technician and did all the glueing, following careful instructions.

Monday, 20 February 2017

February

February 1I've coloured the month of February! This month also showcases one of my hubcap projects. Next step, I'm hoping to make an entire alphabet ...

Monday, 13 February 2017

Bubble Printing

IMG_7917 Inspired by a bath scene in Catherine Rayner's Smelly Louis, Feets and I had a go at bubble printing. It was dubious who had more fun, especially after Feets swallowed a load of paint and decided I should do the rest of the bubble painting. It probably didn't help that I laughed. The image of my daughter with bright blue paint pouring out of her mouth will stay with me for some time! However, a full happy hour was passed, pouring bubbly paint from pot to pot before each print was blown and taken. IMG_7916

Thursday, 26 January 2017

January

JanuaryThe first month of my colouring in calendar, a poor scan I'm afraid, but time is short ...