Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Merry Christmas!

Christmas Card I knew the only way we'd make our Christmas cards this year was if Feets was involved.

So we took some cereal boxes and painted them green.  Decorated them with felt pen, tissue paper collage, sticker dots and stars, and glitter (oh, the glitter!).  And I cut out triangles, and voila!

Merry Christmas!

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Whoosh around the Mulberry Bush

Every Friday I take Feets to the library (soon to be replaced by a gym ... ) for some singing and stories.  Afterwards, Feets busily moves around the library, placing books in piles, posting them through the returns box hole, and then choosing one book after another to read.  I, meanwhile, work my way through the picture book trays, choosing books that Feets will enjoy and getting utterly sidelined by books with beautiful and inspiring illustrations for myself.  We usually end up with a compromise selection and a growing number of library books filling our shelves at home.
The great thing is that she's worked out which books I love reading to her, and she has finally started requesting them off her own bat!  That would be ... Whoosh around the Mulberry Bush by Jan Ormerod and Lindsey Gardiner.  Even after the hundredth time of singing, yipping and flapping my way through the book, I still find myself distracted by the fluid, natural way that Lindsey Gardiner blends painting and collage - and I'm always thrilled to find bits from old envelopes in there!