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Time to think, time for a baby’s mobile…

Hi everyone!!

How are you doing?

Last weekend we were very busy here in Oxford… we made a picnic with another family on Saturday and on Sunday we had some guests at home. The weather was lovely so it was awesome to have also coffee in our garden and enjoy talking and laughing. On Sunday night I was tired but happy, the more you share with new people and you live in another country the moRE you know about yourself and the others. It’s definetely an interestig experience to live abroad.

Today I want to show you my new creation: a baby’s mobile! I’ve created it for my little one’s bedroom… I did it myself because my baby is only 16 months but you can try to do it with older children. I’m sure they will enjoy it so much.

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Materials you need:

Papier maché (you can buy a bag or you can do it, there are many videos in youtube that will explain you how to make it), scissors, string, watercolor painting, brush, two small branches, a recipient, glass of water.

How to do it?

You have to mix the papier maché (if you have bought it, like me) with water in a recipient and make the shapes that you like. You can invent the shapes or use some moulds to bake cookies to do them, it’s up to you! I decided to do two cars, two balls, four stars, two moons and two clouds.  Remember to put two holes in every peace (you can do it wih the brush as you can see in the picture below). Then you have to wait for one day until the pieces are dry enough and you can paint them with the watercolor painting. You can also decorate with watercolor painting the two small branches. When everything is dry you can use the string to join the pieces with the two branches.

Here you have some pictures to help you understand…

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During your project you will also need a capuccino or a tea and some music to relax. I’m sure that while you are working on it you’ll begin to put your mind in order. It happens to me that when I’m doing crafts I have time to think about those things that you don’t have time to think about, about people you love, about my dreams, my new projects…

Does it happen to you the same?

Have a nice week! 😉

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Jericho fair

Hola!

Cómo va todo?

Aquí en Oxford está haciendo un tiempazo espectacular… tanto que no tengo ropa de verano y me estoy achicharrando… suerte que volvemos a tener visitas y me traerán cositas.

Este finde pasado han sido las fiestas de nuestro barrio (Jericho) y el sábado hubo una feria muy chula donde la gente vendía cosas “hand made” para recaudar fondos para diversas instituciones. Con mi family aprovechamos para pasear por allí, cotillear todo lo que había y ver bailar a un grupo de la tercera edad un baile típico de aquí, ¡genial!

Ese día estrené los nuevos pendientes que he hecho. Son bolitas y discos hechos con papel maché y pintados con acuarela, un trabajazo pero muy coloridos e ideales para el veranito. Espero que os gusten 😉

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16th post A

16th post B

16th post D

He de decir que me encantan las fiestas de barrio. Disfruto viendo a gente en la calle, hablando unos con otros y dejando pasar el tiempo. Además las paraditas estaban llenas de cosas, desde pasteles, pulseritas, camisetas… ¡de todo un poco! Descubrí un baile folclórico inglés: ¡Morris dance! Los bailarines llevan cascabeles en los gemelos y a veces un sombrero con flores, y agitan los brazos con pañuelos y palos al ritmo de la música del acordeón, ¡auténtico!

16th post E

Que disfrutéis de las terrazas, las tardes que se alargan hasta la hora de cenar, las siestas al sol, los primeros baños en la playa… ¡VIVA LA PRIMAVERA! 

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