Christmas overload

There’s cookie dough chilling in the fridge, presents are all wrapped, paper snowflakes are bobbing in the air-con breeze, advent activities are all but finished and I am ready to crawl in to bed – never mind that it’s only 4pm. I am exhausted and, frankly, over it.
Amelia and I both had a momentary cease-fire and a lapse in bad moods where we seized the opportunity to sit down and do some Christmas craft. I am pleased to say that this has been our most successful joint crafting session to date. Amelia’s attention span and my tolerance span seemed completely in-sync and a fabulous sticky, sparkly mess was made. We created little wooden peg angel dolls. I was wildly inspired a week or so back when I saw Kath’s post on peg dolls and her link to Monkton where there are the most beautiful, simple little dolls. Here are my two favourites from today. Amelia’s on the left, mine on the right:

And you can find a snaps of all of them on flickr. In the catwalk photo, you will see mine in the top row and Amelia’s underneath. You can see that Amelia has great flare – a truly original, couture approach to dressing her dolls where as mine are a little neater and far less inspired. You can see she is exploring the themes of facial hair and big bows for belts in her collection. I love every single one of her little beauties and don’t know how we will part with them as they are intended as gifts for family members.

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10 Responses

  1. very well done, obviously Amelia got her talents from you. 🙂 Happy holidays to you and Amelia!

  2. Merry Christmas lovely Claire. Ahhh, I remember making peg dolls at my Grandma’s house in Emerald when I was a little tacker. Hope you have a wonderful

  3. Claire, I have just read your post announcing that you are expecting a baby. Congratulations! I’m thrilled for you and your family. Hearty wishes for a magical Christmas and all things bright and beautiful for 2006.

  4. Great job! Your daughter has an excellent talent.
    But don’t forget to enjoy your holidays too, while you work out with these toys. 🙂

    Happy holidays

  5. That’s so strange, it must be something clothespinny in the air! I’ve just made some for a friend:

    …they’re not as vibrantly colourful as yours and Amelia’s, though. 😀

  6. Congratulations on your pregnancy! I’m a reader from Portugal and I love your stuff. I’d like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

  7. Merry Xmas to you and yours and all the best for 2006!

  8. Don’t suppose your family would be open to joint custody…? 😉

  9. gorgeous and merry christmas

  10. nice work! I love the crazy hair and fancy clothes. amelia, you’re a rock star!
    hope you both had a fun christmas!