Deeply inspired by the newest issue of Mollie Makes, though we hadn’t the materials suggested.
Proudly presenting Mae-Mae’s first guest blog.
Mabel’s Instructions: ‘Get the little scissors and the piece of paper and cut dem, and then I sticked it together, and then get Mama to help you. I love glitter! I sticked it with glitter. It’s pretty. It’s blue. There was a stick in the photo. I got one from the garden and I put it on’.
‘I wanted to make them because I did’.
Treasures from this mornings trawling’s: An armful of books. A 70’s croc-pot. Irish linen tea towels.
Otherwise known as items I am powerless to resist.
Theo: Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday to you…
Mabel: WHERE’S MY PRESENT?
Theo: …The people are your present, Mae. The people at your birthday.
Mabel: Yeah, but where’s my present?
I’ve put socks on Mae; stripes of silver, pink and purple.
‘Now, if I can’t find your jellies Mae, you’ll have to wear your crocs.’
And she says to me:
‘My crocs don’t go with these’.
Mabel: I can’t have sugar because it makes me bossy.
The shopping list as written by a 4 year old.
Kitchen blackboard self-portraits + L.O.V.E above (can you see it?)
The bellybutton, though. Kills me.
She works mainly in glitter.
Mabel: If we say nah, nah, nah-nah, nah the Police will run away!
In the car, en route to the Supermarket, passing a Police checkpoint.
Theo: I’m a bit funny sometimes.
Mabel: Tell me a funny joke!
Theo: Um…why did the chicken cross the road?
Mabel: *ROARS WITH LAUGHTER*.
Theo: Told you.
Theo: Why are ants black?
For bowls filled with roses.
For collaborative baking.
For chins dripping cherries.
For art and afternoon tea.