Friday, September 12, 2008

Busy Girls

Totally inspired by this idea, I grasped at the opportunity to set the wee girl to work on a new project. I've been busy, and needing to keep the little one's fingers out of the way. This one worked pretty well over yesterday and today. Definitely a work-in-progress for her, but she LOVES it!

We did a body/pigtail/clothes tracing yesterday on some pattern paper, and she's been colouring, pasting fabric and glitter, drawing.... and keeping herself VERY BUSY!! YAY!


So what has the Mummy in the story been up to...?

Making umpteen patterns and (calico) toiles and taking photos of umpteen patterns and toiles for my patternmaking class on Monday. I've decided the notes could do with an overhaul and my samples need refreshing. They make for VERY DULL blog pics, though, don't they...?

I'd love to be joining Cathy et al in LOVE FRIDAY... but as usual, Friday night is spent doing a weekend's worth of domestic chores and preparing for a workshop on Saturday. I have to get up at the crack of it tomorrow and be in an outer suburb to teach a bag-making class. Yikes! I even have to go on the FREEWAY. Must get me some of that sleep thing I've been hearing about....

12 comments:

Kirrily said...

The wee girl looks like she's having a fabulous time!

If you manage to find that thing called sleep, please let me know where it was hiding!

(PS, go read my news!)

CurlyPops said...

Hope you get some much needed rest...it's true that calico is not very pretty to look at.
Love the artwork!

cindy said...

Wow that is some great art work, she obivously has been watching Mummy. It is a bit big for the fridge though.

Michelle said...

my little miss loves doing that kind of stuff.when i got home from work tonight she had put pretty streamers all over the lounge room floor.very creative...

thornberry said...

What a great project for the little one! Like mother, like daughter, I think. Have a good day teaching today (and I hope to finish the hat today too)!

sparklygreenknickers said...

I love that you included her pigtails! She looks very absorbed in her work, doesn't she?

BigCat said...

That projects looks lovely. I can't wait to see it finished.

Hope you had a good class today and have some nice time for yourself over the weekend.

Hoppo Bumpo said...

That tracing idea looks like so much fun - especially pasting on the fabric. I'm going to have to try it with my boys.

laura said...

What a great idea about decorating the outline. My daughter is all about tracing her hand, me tracing her hand, ANYBODY tracing her hand, so I think this would be totally fun.

méri said...

Another great idea, Nikki!
I've already sent the link to my daughter :)

Katie said...

I love her outfit and head band!!! She looks like she is having a ball and has inherited her mother's creativity.

making toiles brings back memories of the calico daze that was studying fashion design lol

mayaluna said...

Nikki, your brilliant! I have done body tracing in the classroom (the pre-children teaching days)and with my children...but never, never did I consider collaging them with fabric and such! I'm so inspired and will plan this for my little girl sometime this week!!