Thursday, September 29, 2011

Quality Time in the Holidays

So. we are in school holidays at the moment and with Jacob unwell we are trying to do things for the kids at home. Last friday we borrowed this amazing book called...the Usborne Complete Book of Art Ideas by Fiona Watt. Let me tell you, if your kids love art this book is amazing. I actually ordered it from the Book Depository, with free postage everywhere....

They said to use magazine cut outs to create a city scene...I used my multitude of scrapbook paper scraps...Maddie and I began this today and it proved to be a tricky task for her to cut out perfectly, so we went for rustic...it is still not finished, but for now it is, until Jacob gets better...

Daniele, I told you I love little houses...lol...this was planned before I saw your beautiful artwork...hee hee hee...mine is not so much arty as crafty I know, but all family members are thinking it's quite cute...we still are to do a little road with a car and bus on it, that goes across the front, thus the white space still there.



It's wonderful having kids that are into arts and craftiness...hopefully by next week Jacob will be a bit better and this rainy weather has improved and we'll get to do something a tad more exciting for the kids...
until next time
lots of it
mandy
xxx

10 comments:

Helen said...

Like It!

scrapwordsmom said...

My prayers are with Jacob at this time and your family, Mandy!

That cityscape is sooooo darn cute. I have an itch to do a house...my childhood home. Love the idea of home.

I appreciate all the sweet comments on my blog. They inspire and lift me up. Thank you!!!!

Blessing to you and yours, Mandy!

Jenny said...

Oh Mandy, I love your city scene... the little houses are just the sweetest... sounds like a fabulous book and perfect for holiday time... hope that Jacob is feeling better again soon...

Jenny x

missy k said...

I think your houses are so sweet.... I love them. I used to love doing 'crafty' stuff with mine when they were younger.

Hope Jacob gets better soon

Karenx

linda said...

Love your city scene, it is so pretty. What a wonderful idea.

Kristin said...

I'm so sorry to hear that Jacob is sick again - and during the holiday! I think of him often and hope that you are all well.
AND that city scene is absolutely darling! I love that you used scrap papers and that it's a bit "rustic" - it is really beautiful, xoxo

creatingme said...

I love love love it! LOVE!!! ...and you're too sweet to me!

Marelize said...

Wow! You've got some wondefully crafty kids Mandy... just like their mum. I love it and please show us when you're done with it. :)
I hope Jacob gets better real soon. (((hugs)))

Lesley said...

So sorry to read that Jacob has been so unwell. I hope that he improves and he'll be in our prayers.

Love the art!! So colourful and fun. It will look fabulous framed!!
x

Georgie Horn said...

Lovely!