Sunday, April 25, 2010

Paper dolls

Over a decade ago, I saw this idea in an English magazine, way before I had children, or even knew any. I tore it out and somehow managed to keep it for all this time, despite now living on the other side of the world. I don't think I've seen it or thought about it in all that time in between, but I came across it a few weeks ago whilst tidying some drawers out. Just in time for my niece's birthday.
Paper dolls, joined together with paper clips, with moveable arms and legs. The original idea used tissue paper skirts, but I thought using some of my collection of cupcake cases would be cuter. The bodies, arms and legs were all painted with watercolour on watercolour paper,

cut out, pieced together using tiny paper fasteners and then the cupcake paper skirts attached. A pretty little paper doll garland for my neice's bedroom. I think I may add some wings to turn them into fairies before I send them off to her tomorrow...

Looking at this one, I think you can tell that I've been obsessively watching all 3 seasons of Mad Men in the last few weeks....

Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter Holiday

My husband celebrated a very special birthday at the weekend, so we decided to head down to the beach for a relaxing long weekend away.

I made little m a special t-shirt to wear for the occasion, just using t-shirt transfer paper. He loved the t-shirt, maybe because of the drawing of his beloved toy lion Gaw-Gaw, or maybe because of all the attention he got whilst wearing it...

And I made an Easter nest table decoration to go with the painted eggs, out of paper mache, cut out news print and raffia.

It was a really relaxing and lazy weekend. Just lovely.
Hope you all had a great Easter too.