Saturday morning chilling out.

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The sun came out for half an hour just as me and Arthur got out his pastels and giant sketch pad he got for his birthday. 

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so many yummy colours to choose. (I wasn’t allowed to use these and used my cheap set and very small sketch pad) It was so nice to sit and sketch.

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I am going to be doing the Somerset Art Trail in September with paintings and handmade accessories, so it was great to start drawing.

Tommorow Tony will be going out for the day with Arthur and I will be getting out the paints and canvases. Can’t wait!

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For now its back to Saturday morning and a bit of baking so that we have cakes to come home to after going to an art class in Gillingham for children and parents. This afternoon we will be fabric painting with lots of friends.

What a fun start to the weekend 🙂

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Designs in The Making

After making my crochet cushion my head was buzzing with ideas for using all the colourful textured stitches. I thought they would work well as funky gloves. So I decided to make some for Arthur as a test, he chose the colours and where he wanted the stitches.

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Arthur loved the fact you could draw a design and in a few hours it became real. ( I say a few hours it actually took 2 days which was a day to long for him to wait hee hee) He’s not taken them off since he got them.

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Yesterday we spent the morning in the garden which was fab, and actually dug the 2 small veg patches ready for putting new seeds in.  Then spent the afternoon designing together.

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We were designing Tea cosies, I love the one with the flowers sticking up out of the cosie, I will be experimenting with all of these ideas. Amazing for a 7 year old to have that sense of design and colour.

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I am experimenting with colour and stitches again with this design and writing everything down as I go.

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I can’t wait to see this finished, I am sure it will take quite a bit of tweeking before I produce it as a pattern.