In keeping with our Autumn crafts and to start making decorations for the Autumn tree, I cut an apple in half to reveal the star in the middle, which I then carved out a bit bigger, for stamping purposes. Then I cut a potatoe in half and scraped out the letter "A". Paints in the tray, a roller and some sponge "brushes" and good to go.
The children really enjoyed this activity.
Eventually the children announced they were hungry, so indoors for ham salad sandwiches, which, if I do say so myself, were delicious. Then time for missus to nap. The plan was to paint the tree, Rye and I cut out a while back, and stuck string and crepe paper on to create the texture of bark. Alas, I came in from tidying away the lunch things and Rye had fallen asleep on the sofa.
I roasted the butternut squash and sweet potatoes for this evenings soup and then once roasted popped in a pan with a jar of passata and left ot gentle simmer. Folded some laundry and then finally was able to sit down and enjoy a bit of hooky time.
I'm onto the second gnome hat now. The first, hmmm, messed up the increases a little, looks very cute on my mindee; and just plain funny on Rye: