Sunday, 27 December 2009

The Christmas Angels

Oliver's Granny and Grandpa bought him this beautiful book for Christmas. It captures the magic of Christmas with its row of cutout angel heads across the top of each page. I am a great believer that books should be enjoyed and interacted with from a very early age, but I have to say it was a case of look but don't touch with this book to try and preserve the angel's heads for next Christmas at least. It was first published in 1933 and I am sure it will be loved by children for years to come.

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Oli in oils

In a break from illustrating the animals for the alphabet print, my father painted a portrait of Oliver as surprise. It is so special to us as it has captured him so well. It takes pride of place in his new playroom and makes us smile everyday.

Friday, 11 December 2009

Tis the season to get sewing

My skills at sewing leave at lot to be desired and so when I decided to make Oliver a Christmas stocking I knew I needed help. My lovely friend Imogen was kindly on hand with her skills and sewing machine.