I am super excited as I am about to sign a lease on a studio space which hopefully means upping the ante on my production levels and making some brand new stuff soon. There are lots of interesting people sharing the space and one of them, Sunday Morning Designs has an excellent pop up shop between now and Christmas eve, go and check it out!
We found an amazing palm tree stalk and took it home. It has been a boat, a surfboard, a picnic spot and a "giant smiling whale to sleep in". I think it may just be the best toy ever. This is my three year old curled up inside it just to give some scale perspective.
We made a really fun and very simple water wall the other day. I just cut a hole in the side of some milk bottles, nailed them to the fence and tied the lids on with string so the children could screw them on and off and see how the water flow was effected. It was really fun, kept them cool on a hot day, raised interesting things to discuss and we can keep adding more bottles until it will be gigantic!
It is my son's best friends birthday today and we made her a cardboard oven to play with. It seems to me that children usually want to play with big toys like this for about as long as a cardboard oven would last and then you can just pop it in the recycling, done and done!
I have to say I went a little Halloween crazy this year. It is such a fun holiday I can see myself getting way out of control on the decoration/dressing up front as the children get older. They had so much fun trying to keep up with all the older children in the street and we ended the night with swollen eyes as apparently we can add face paint to our list of family allergies. Good to know.