Rich is away on an 11 day dirt bike trip with some friends, so we're trying to keep busy. To start off the day we created a photo wall in Bella's room:
Then Bella requested that she bake something, so using her cookbook that Nanny Joan gave her last Christmas she finally settled on cinnamon scrolls. Once they were cooked she didn't like them - but James made fast work of the lot!
We've had lino print supplies in the cupboard for several months now, ever since we worked on our rubber stamps way back in May. James has been asking to get them out for a few weeks and today seemed like a good day to do so. He googled a zebra image off the internet, traced it from the computer screen with tracing paper and then transferred it onto the lino. The actual lino carving then took him a few hours to do, but it was so worth it! We're not sure what to do with image now it's done - perhaps a framed pic in his room or somehow transfer it onto fabric??
Since the craft table all set up, Bella asked to make some stamps and using THESE divine stamps for inspiration she started carving. I had to help her with a few, but they turned out pretty neat!
So, that was our day. Bella has a sleep over tonight at her best friend's house, while James and I watch old episodes of 'V' on dvd. Do you remember that show?