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Saturday, 18 December 2010
shhh, secret presents.
I have been busy making little presents for people, trying to make the most of little opportunities to make things.
Here are the Sally Mavor style figures. Not much light around at the moment but they are now a little pink.
They also now have some clothes. The 6 year old has turned into his imaginary friend/alter ego Bobo so he is having dungarees and a t shirt. The 4 year olds has turned into a fairy. I haven't done the faces yet, to be honest I am a bit nervous of it. I have got the right size wooden beads but I always find painting a bit scary.
Hence the current headless situation.
I have started making their little beds with a red and white stripy mattress. I need a pillow and blanket, that's tonight's job after they have gone to bed.
Its been quite easy to keep it a secret as the outside of the box still looks like this. I will decorate it soon. They know not to touch a matchbox, which is a good job as if they opened it they would get the shock of their lives to find 2 decapitated little people.
The 10 years old gift is place mat. Some of you will know that if a child is still into his Lego at the age of 10, then it is a passion and they will happily have everything with a Lego theme. I dislike the commercialisation of children's things, all the licenced products and I have tiptoed carefully to avoid a lot of them, However we make an exception for Lego. We definitely live in the land of Lego. To be honest there is probably enough Lego here to make a Land of Lego. Don't underestimate how much Lego 3 children can need.
There is never enough.
I have quilted it with brick shapes. I am a bit smug about that idea!
...and finally j's gift. Always a tough one here to make a gift for a man. I have threatened to make a knitted ipod/iphone cover for several years now but I know that would not be his thing. This year I have gone for his own place mat. Hard to choose between his love of computers and his love of food.