Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Making the most of a dull day

Today was grey, quite hot but grey, so we thought about home type stuff, getting back into our home edish space rather than holiday space. A asked for a dress for a doll that I made months ago but was abandoned for a while, so we got out our 'knitted babes' book and chose a pattern, fortunately a very simple one involving only rectangles. A received an owl sewing kit (from ) and decided to make the baby owl. In the meantime T, in need of more masculine pursuits made a solar windmill, I'm not sure I understand why anyone would need a solar windmill but it kept him happy and the blades turned in the end.
Spelling has become a popular passtime at the moment. Although some people might find that odd I have to admit to having loved spelling tests at school, each to his own hey. As it happens speaking out words for others to spell sits quite nicely with sewing so we were all happy, and when they got bored with that Boggle came out.
This is A's finished baby owl (there are two larger owls still to make). It is absolutely gorgeous and she could do it all by herself with just a little guidance a thoroughly wonderful kit, she now wants to spend some birthday money on a rabbit kit from buttonbag.

One dress, of course wasn't enough...

So a green one was necessary for the doll that actually used to belong to T but her ownership is unclear these days.

And the beautiful pair together in their new bridesmaid's dresses, a somewhat shaky young wedding photographer but lovely nonetheless.
I love peaceful days like this where one activity seems to gently lead into another, we even had half an hour of novel reading, A with Pippi Longstocking and T with Airman by Eoin Colfer. My own book of the moment is by Jonathon Coe 'The Accidental Woman' which I am thoroughly enjoying, really funny and clever too!

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