Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Easy trousers

Inspired by http://www.dana-made-it.com/2008/07/tutorial-knee-pad-pants.html this example I whipped up a pair of easy trousers this morning. Well... easy but not faultless!

Cute they surely are, but a little wide and short in the leg and a little short in the crotch. I really should have taken the time to print off the pattern! Oh well. I will adapt a bit for the second pair I have cut out ready to go. Love the oval knee patches, though.

The debris surrounding the trousers is the result of me bribing/ twisting arms/ moaning to get the boys to complete an art project - that is , splash a bit of paint onto some clay bits they made. Phew - you WILL have fun, boys.

Friday, 26 August 2011

bethnal green

We took the trip into London to visit the V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green. It is a fantastic, interactive museum with lots to do with children. It was a real treck to be honest... we arrived there around 3pm after completing some of those really annoying jobs that need doing. (Harry's glasses repaired, trainers returned, football photos done... you know the ones - loading and unloading children, parking blah).

It was really heartwarming to see the boys lead Gus around the bits he would like - the sensory section in particular. And lots of time was spent in Mog's basket! There was a great exhibit on Judith Kerr - a bit of a favourite in this house.

Have a look at this interview with the lovely author and artist http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/jan/14/judith-kerr-tiger-tea. And here is the book to buy http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tiger-Came-Collins-picture-lions/dp/0006640613 .