I mentioned a day or so ago, that me and the little one had made a yarn basket – well here it is in all its wonky marvellousness!!
We are both very pleased with our first effort, and for some reason the sight of the yarn bowl as it dried clinging to a rotund balloon in a mixing bowl, brought no end of hilarious delight to the child each time she saw it. I must say that the novelty of pva glue sticking to her little hands wore off pretty fast, so it was Mummy who ended up finishing it but nevertheless, it was a joint effort and we thoroughly enjoyed making it. Im considering making a more rounded one for some pretty scarves I have, in shades of blue, purple and aqua.
Later in the afternoon, we both got busy making a lucious lemony drizzle loaf cake. There is something sublime and delightful watching chubby hands grasp a wooden spoon and stir up the ingredients. Watching bright eyes twinkle mischievously as a finger is dipped into the mixture, a large dollop popped into a little mouth followed by a loud “Mmmmmmmmmmmm!”
Something warm and fuzzy happens when you make things with a little one – my girl is not yet 2, but she has a natural curiosity and an earnest need to help. I love my painting time, I love my hours spent crocheting or making bits and bobs of jewellry…but I love, love, LOVE this stuff we do together – watching her learn and grow.
While the cake was baking, she got very excited and kept wanting to look in the oven – we would open the door and peep inside and she would clap her hands in delight and shout ‘Cake!’. Little people remind you to see the joy in the ordinary…its priceless.
This was what we made – not much left now though!
I have an Art Day tomorrow which Im really looking forward to, Im going to be working on the first of my submission paintings – did I tell you its called ‘Can we come too?’
I’ll post pics soon, promise 🙂
Til next time…