Saturday, February 12, 2011

Made with a lotta love... and paint... and plaster.

During the week, Avalon and I visited Farnham Ceramics Cafe with the purpose of making Big Daddy some Valentines Day and Birthday gifts.

I have past this quirky little art cafe on many occasions and was curious as to what it was all about, not only a great place for children, but also for the budding artist within (tongue firmly in cheek.)

Added to my laundry list of things I 'want to do' (make a quilt for Avalon, do her placenta prints, refashion some of her T's) handmade crafts are what I am interested in. I cannot wait to do more with her as she gets older.

We toddled into Farnham with Nina & her gorgeous daughter, Izzy as they had been to the cafe before (The Izzy bum print plate is the stuff of legend) and I wanted their help-- May I suggest, help is a good thing when it comes to painting activities with a 10 month old

Oooh something to chew...

...or to drum with

Maisie apron time!

Let the fun begin...


Crisis (semi) averted.

the artist pleased with her masterpiece!

For 'Daddy'...

We did good, kid.

We made Grant a heart shaped trinket box for Valentines Day; Avalon painted it herself with her hands (and attempted to eat it as well) and then we gave him the footprint coaster/plaque for his birthday.

It was a blast and I can't wait to take her back again and make more ceramic lovelies. There is so much to choose from that you could fill the house; from clocks to serving dishes to money boxes. It is so easy too, paint and create one day and a few days later collect your work all fired in the kiln and ready for display.

... a beautiful Mummy & Me afternoon.

Thank you so much to my dear friend Nina for her help (and photos) x

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