Friday, April 24, 2015

Painting on Paper Plates

Both Big One and Little One love to paint, but over time, they don't seem to be as enthusiastic about it.  Was it getting boring?  Having some old paper plates on hand, I tried them out instead of the usual drawing paper and Little One's eyes lit up!  Sometimes it's the little tweaks that give the same old painting a fresh twist :)

Painting on Paper Plates

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Flextangles

It's been such a long long break since my last post at the end of last year!  Many things were happening at the same time and my usual time slots for blogging were over-written with other stuff.  Anyway...... when I saw this video, I just HAD to make this with Big One.


It was pretty straight forward as the printable template is available at Babble Dabble Do.  So all of us were happily colouring our own flextangles, but at the first attempt at assembling it together, I messed up and glued it all wrong :(  No worries, we just printed another copy and had another go at it.  Ta-daa!  It works!!

Flextangle

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

It's Christmas!!

It's that time of the year again - Christmas!!!!  Big One and Small One are having gift exchange in school tomorrow.  Instead of using wrapping paper, I made 2 draw-string bags in Christmasy red and gold!  All ready for tomorrow =)

Christmas drawstring bags

Here's wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

I Didn't Throw It Away

When Agy of Green Issues by Agy asked if I had anything that I have kept for more than 20 years, I went "Yes!!!"  I'm a hoarder by nature and get attached to the stuff I own, afterwhich I'll have trouble throwing them away.  So here I am, part of the Blog Train!

Out of the many things that I've kept for more than 20 years, I chose 2 cross-stitch work which i worked on as a kid.  Each was lovingly framed up by my Mum and were displayed in the home for many years.  Now, these are displayed in my own home :)


From what I remember, this rabbit cross-stitch could be my 2nd cross-stitch I've ever done.  While not exactly perfect (colours available in school didn't match the pattern exactly), this could have been the start of more complicated work.


This 2nd piece of work is a favourite of my Mum's.  The cost of all the material was sponsored by my Grandma as a birthday present and I couldn't wait to get started on it the moment my exams were over.  That year, my Grandma fell sick during the school holidays.... I would stay home with her, slowly working on the biggest and most complicated cross-stitch I've ever done.  Grandma passed away that year.....

Why haven't I thrown these away after all these years?  Because they were a part of me.  Because the latter piece reminds me of how much Grandma loved me...

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This post is part of a blog train hosted by Agatha from Green Issues by Agy on "I Didn't Throw It Away"

We have become such a throw-away society, but there are some things in our households that we still keep. Why is that so? Perhaps this blog train can unlock the reasons behind it! Follow the daily posts on this blog train and read about the stories behind the things we have kept for many years and why we didn't throw them away.

Tomorrow YP from Lapis William will share with us the stories behind the things she didn't throw away.  




Sunday, December 7, 2014

Toilet Roll People

Here's a project for kids using toilet rolls.  Just give them some toilet rolls, coloured paper, googly eyes, pom poms, glue and let their imaginations run wild!  Here are 2 people Big One and I created:

Toilet Roll People

Friday, November 14, 2014

Final Acrylic on Canvas Painting in the Series

When I started dabbling in acrylics,  my first project was to have a horoscope animal for each one in the family.  This little dragon completes this series:

Acrylic on canvas - dragon
Check out my other horoscope paintings:
Mouse 1
Mouse 2
Horse

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Friday, November 7, 2014

Horse Painting

After painting 2 mice (here and here), some thought that I was going to paint a whole brood of mice!  Nah,  next up is a horse - my own horoscope animal!

Horse - Acrylic on canvas