New work uploaded on to The Birds Online exhibition. Pop over here for a closer look.
It is, my friends, 3 weeks until Christmas.
Shopping must happen sometime soon – though I have no idea when – and by trying to stick to the’let it happen’ chill-out plan – I am hoping that child-free windows will magically appear for the benefit of all.
My kids are desperately excited (me too to be honest), which is lovely in the extreme, but I am feeling – for the first time in a long time, the pressure to perform as super-event person and make it magical. eeek.
After tossing up the pros and cons of christmas trees (we always, always have a real one), and wondering if it is perhaps more sound to purchase a (shudder) fake one for posterity – I have decided that is sits better with me to get a real one (since they are farmed), indulge in tradition and aroma and relax knowing it goes back into the earth in an environmentally friendly way.
The present fiesta is a different matter though…… It is hard enough to find the right things for the people I love, so the expensive part of it will have to be on the side of my principles. I’ll make as much as I can – feeling good about the love that has gone into these gifts, and buy what I can’t make.
Ideas for making so far include:
Big canvas market bags (excited about this)
Restored dolls crib and quilt
Lola (charlie and lola) doll
Fantastic Four costume
Simple clothing – perhaps hats or pyjamas…..
If anyone else has any great ideas, please share them. I have to get busy real soon.
PS: Thanks for all the sympathy re haircut. I’d tie it back but it’s too short for that, and I’ll hold on tight to my fashion-leader status and think of Anna Piaggi. 🙂