This has been a week of achievements and experimentation. The children have been on holiday and we have been experimenting with colour, washes and resists together. Shame the wooden kitchen table didn't resist the red dye we played with! We're hiding the patch with a pile of books now until it fades.
We used Brusho paints which are in powder form and very vibrant. They work on fabric and paper. We sprinkled them and diluted them and painted wet on wet. We used wax crayon and did rubbings and then washed over the images with the paint.
Isabel (7) made her first postcard sized quilt yesterday for an Easter card for our next door neighbours. Secretly I wish we had kept it but that is just selfish. A photo will have to suffice!
She even copyrighted it!
Tom (10) swam a mile yesterday and then wanted to go on a 4 mile cycle ride. Roll on the decathlon! There is no end to his energies.
Izi has learned to ride a bike on 2 wheels this week - removing the stabilisers has given her the freedom she now loves and I adore to see her off with those little legs a-peddling. She looks like a Thelwell character -remember those cartoons with kids on ponies on calendars in the 70's?
Easter is almost upon us and the garden burgeons. We await the Easter bunny (a difficult concept for me - a rabbit laying eggs? Ours is showing no signs of giving birth at all).