This is where I will be sharing the creative adventures of myself, Mr and (9 year old) Master M, and our family and friends. Hopefully you'll find artistic inspiration and ideas and I have a feeling there may be the occasional mention of cake.
I'd love to hear what you and your family do when you get creative - please do leave a comment on the blog or you can tell me all about it here.
Posted on 10:11pm Wednesday 9th Nov 2011
A week has passed since my last post and I do feel that I have been neglecting my lovely new Blog! The days have flown by in a blur but I was determined to find time today to share some pictures of our Bonfire Night celebrations. I had planned to show you pictures of our Guy who is sitting waiting up at the allotment but as it happens this year November 5th was less about the fire and more about the sparkle.
Posted on 9:38pm Wednesday 2nd Nov 2011
In my last post I promised I would give you an update of our pumpkin drilling antics so today I have included lots of photos for you to enjoy.
Master and Mr M were responsible for drilling the large orange pumpkin. Along with the drilled holes they also got very creative using a tool that Master M spotted in the drill box. He had the idea to push it through the skin to create slits which we all agreed was really effective.
I had a little green pumpkin to work with. It had come in our veg box (thank you Riverford!) and you can see had a lovely mottled colour skin. I was aiming for a delicate looking lantern and it looked very pretty lit up but because of the dark green skin it was difficult to get a shot to do it justice.
I think this first one looks like a giant glowing tomato!
Posted on 11:29pm Friday 28th Oct 2011
It’s that time of year again when up and down the country pumpkins are being hollowed out, carved and lit to create glowing lantern decorations for Halloween. Traditional pumpkin carving is a fun activity and in keeping with that spirit we usually go for a cheery character to welcome night-time visitors. However the creative opportunities are endless for making all sorts of fantastical characters from the sublime to the ridiculous and the friendly to the fiendish.
The only problem I find with pumpkin carving is that it can be a slow process especially if you have younger children itching to get the lantern lit. Last year, much to Master M’s delight, we successfully added more than a little excitement to proceedings with the introduction of a trusty household drill and a selection of variously sized drill bits and hole saws.