Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas at home

Christmas day was full of faces.

Puzzled faces when noticing that the reindeer eat half of the carrots

Static face when opening the presents

Girl band faces when performing for the family . See previous performance here

Acting face for costume period drama

Baby face

Me, me face

Charming faces

Acting faces for the roles of Pirates of the Caribbean and Mary

... and over all lots of happy faces
Christmas was a lot of fun for Ana because she spent it with her cousins. She laughed and enjoyed every minute of it.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Mirror Drawings

Ana and I really enjoy doing mirror drawings. I do a line and then she follows. These are some we've done lately

And this is my favourite so far. Can't wait to see how they evolve.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Monday, December 01, 2008

Advent Calendar: done!

Done, made, finished! Well...kind of... I can see plenty of adding, removing, changing... but that's the sort of thing I like. An outgoing process, ever changing, never quite finished.

I used the lovely wool felt that gentlytiptoe gave me ages ago, a Linum table runner (which was the inspiration for the color scheme), some vintage fabric (Thanks to my great local charity shops) and old buttons (some lovely glass ones are some of my favourites). Did I mention I started it last year? I certainly did and it was going to be quite different to how's turned out, but I'm kind of pleased. Here are some close-ups:

And this is the entire calendar. Sorry about the flamenco dancer, nothing to do with it. She just happens to live there the rest of the year.

By the way, the filled pockets ( a mixture of tiny toys, cute finds and sweets) had to be emptied as a certain very impatient little girl couldn't cope with the day to day waiting when she first saw it.