Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Rubber band ball

One bored 9 year old + one pile of rubber bands =

This baby's huge and heavy! Seriously if you have a bored child /rainy day/kids watching too much telly get yourself down to the local supermarket and grab some bags of rubberbands .
Too easy!
x Michelle

Monday, November 15, 2010

A new painting

On the weekend we thought we would pop up to a little art exhibition that was being held locally by two women Jenny Asquith and Becky Guggisberg . We had seen an article about it in one of the local papers and the paintings looked lovely .

And this is what we bought. Isn't it beautiful . Its actually titled "they are all talking about us" ???  So the kids have decided that the green bird on the left and the one with its face closest to it are having a little bird chit chat and the other birds are talking about them . Anyway we love it , its pretty big so really brightens up the room.
And here is the newspaper article ...and look Becky's holding our painting . Cool huh!

PS Its not really centered properly on the wall but there was a hook there so for now that's where its going!
PPS  Do you like it too?
x Michelle

Friday, November 12, 2010

Amigurami pears

Just thought I would show you a little something I made the other day , it was a present for a little boy I know .These little pears are so easy once you have the hang of it . I even managed to teach two 14 year old boys how to make them for a school assignment . Hmm... that was interesting . Not something I want to repeat in a hurry.
Just before he went off to his new home I thought he might like to meet a few of his friends.

The pink one is a little strawberry, perfect for a girl. I only have boys so she lives in the bottom of the soft toy basket. If you want to give one of these little toys a whirl they are so easy and you can get your pattern here .

x Michelle