Thursday, 12 November 2015

Origami Improvisation

IMG_7660For the first time I successfully experimented with folds to come up with my own origami shapes. I've tried in the past but you need quite a large bank of folds before you can get anywhere. So I was rather surprised and pleased to discover I'd made a kind of box - one that twists closed into an envelope, no less!

Monday, 2 November 2015

The Art of Mashed Potato

IMAG0389One day it dawned on me that Feets was becoming a bit fearful of mess! It's tricky living in a rented house, but I can't have a daughter who doesn't enjoy a good bit of whole-hearted ... texture. So I made a batch of mashed potato while she slept, invited a friend round, and we got stuck in with straws, bottle tops and luridly coloured mash. Always worth having a friend round, I find - it doubles the value of the effort of preparing messy activities for a short attention span! IMAG0399