Saturday, 28 January 2012

Saturday is Caption Day


What's going on here?!

Please leave your captions in the comments below and don't forget to pop over to Mammasaurus too! 

Saturday Is Caption Day

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

The Gallery - My Photography Resolution




This time last year I wouldn't have thought this was a very good photo.  This is The Princess' first thing in the morning look, hair not brushed, still looking half asleep.




Tara at Sticky Fingers has asked us to think about our photography resolutions and mine is to make the most of every photo I take.  I have so many family photos on my computer and on CDs, etc, but it's only recently that I've started enhancing them, printing them, blogging about them, etc.  It will be lovely to look back at all the pictures from over the years as my children grow up and this one could have easily ended up on a CD, gathering dust, but now it's definately one for the wall...


Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Snap Slappers - Ballet & Butterflies


The Princess started ballet, modern and tap lessons last week and is often found dancing around the living room in her ballet pumps, but I suspect she would prefer this bright pink pair...

And following the sad news of Picnik closing, I just had to take advantage of its full potential by creating a ballet shoe butterfly (yes they do exist - here is the photographic evidence!)


See the other Snap Slappers over at Five Go Blogging...
Five Go Blogging Snap Slappers

Sunday, 22 January 2012

The Pickle's First Painting!


Last week The Pickle did his first drawing, this week it's his first painting - who knows what next week will bring!

I've been wanting to let him do this for ages, but was worried about him taste testing the paint!  So when I saw a homemade non-toxic paint recipe over at Red Ted Art we gave it a go!


Who'd have thought a Twister mat could be so useful?!


But The Pickle couldn't resist a quick game....


...and this was definately not part of the plan!


I have linked this to Chatty Baby's You Get The Picture
and Cheetahs In My Shoes You're Beautiful meme.

Saturday, 21 January 2012

If you go down to the woods today... W?W


Mammasaurus and Red Ted Art have inspired us to get a bit messy creative this week in the W?W meme.  The idea is you make something, add your blog address or twitter tag, place it somewhere and hope someone finds it and gives it a new home (and maybe reads your blog in the process).


Red Ted Art shows us how to make Rock Monsters this week, so I thought this would be an ideal way to reuse our Christmas pebbles.  The Princess painted over the stones and used a sponge (plus hands!) to create a mottled effect.  We left them to dry before drawing on eyes, noses, mouths and hair, plus the blog address on the back!

Introducing The Princess' Pebble People...

They have now been released - if you find one please let us know!  You could even re-home your Pebble Person for someone else to find, I'm sure it would brighten up someones day and I'd love to see how far they can travel!


Why not head over to Mammasaurus and join in?



Saturday is Caption Day


So... here are my lovely children showing off their impeccable table manners (?) as we celebrated Daddy's 30th birthday last weekend.  But what's going on...?

Saturday Is Caption Day
Don't forget to pop over to Mammasaurus too!



Wednesday, 18 January 2012

The Gallery - Eyes

I'm really getting into photography this year and I've been meaning to join in with The Gallery over at Sticky Fingers for quite a while, so here is my picture for this weeks theme - eyes.



Both The Princess and The Pickle have the most gorgeous big eyes, dark brown like mine.  Daddy found this picture a little bit 'strange', but I love it - you can see so many different emotions in it - happiness, love, uncertainty, surprise, mischievousness... it's all in the eyes.