He joined me again for the tree though. I quickly drew a rough tree shape, cut it out, and then tumbled the foam leaves out onto the table. (The foam leaves my season swap partners sent me), now this was much more to Rye's liking - and in all I'm pretty pleased with the results:
We'll finish off the lanterns tomorrow once the glaze is dry. All they need now is "scary" pumpkin faces either glued on wth black paper (if I have any) or painted on with black paint and then all ready for the season table with a couple of tea lights in them - can't wait to see how they turn out.
Which reminds me - must find my long candle lighter - it seems to have disappeared.