Bless…. this was such an irresistable picture – nice to know the interest is really real, if you know what i mean.
Anyway – been having a nice few days, making the most of the afternoons when Moo is at nursery. On Monday we did the dress, and she played in it all afternoon – she found it really amazing how heavy and cumbersome it was – so we had quite a long talk about that and lifestyles and how people were allowed to behave in Tudor times. We also made these Hama patterns, which were a bit of a play on blackwork tapestry and Tudor beamed houses.
Her’s is the heart – i really liked the fact she did that and knew it was finished rather than feeling the board had to be filled – felt like she was really exploring an artistic moment.
On Tuesday we went into town and played footsie with the truancy patrols. We had a whale of a time choosing a pattern and fabrics for a real Tudor/medieval dress which we are going to make together – its an easy pattern and i think she is ready for a bit of simple dressmaking. We also went into the cathedral and got postcards for the muddlepuddle postcard exchange and paid homage to Catherine as usual. We also got a good look at the painted ceiling and talked a bit about abbeys,monks, thomas beckett (or is that thomas a beckett?) and so on. The have a kids tomb tour there which we might do next time but Scruff was bullroaring a bit!
Today we played with our new plastic beads and made pipecleaner bangles, necklaces and rather bizarrely, Moo made an albino spider!
which she played with ALL MORNING!
Oh – and we made these REALLY beautiful foam roses and used some impulse buy opitec netting and some beads to make a vase…. well i like it anyway!
And finally, cos i am about to take it off the wall and can’t remember if i posted it anywhere; here is our Tudor Family Tree – it was good to draw out our own as well and see how much more prolific we are!