Saturday, 13 December 2014

sunny days



The rainy season started early and with a nice amount of rain. But since some two weeks it is mainly warm and dry again...
We are in the middle of the pecan nuts season. This will hopefully and sadly be the last pecan nut season for our tree. I really hope that in spring we will be able to start building/ renovating- with a year delay... but things are not sure yet. And sadly the tree will have to make space to our addition to the house... there was no way around it.

We spend our time collecting the nuts, making heaps of leafs and play in them. We spend time in the fields and wadi and enjoy how nature is getting green.




Sometimes even I get a break- when the kids are busy playing in the woods, collecting things, discovering things- or in the case of Yotam- fixing things (He's always busy with "drilling", "sawing", "hammering" etc. :-)





Today they were very busy in the garden and worked quite hard to get a big pile of leafs :-)

Monday, 1 December 2014

a princesse doll



Helen's birthday is comming up. She wished for a Rapunzel doll. Well- for her, Rapunzel is the one from the movie and she has blond hair. I asked her if she would mind, if it would be a princesse with brown hair (since I only have brown wool at hand)- and that's what I made her.

There's a very talented doll maker from Spain- I guess her name is Ana- and I just love her dolls. I let myself inspire from her work and I am quite happy with my prototype.. some things I would have to change next time (If there will be a next time- but I have a feeling that neomi will want a doll too). The head is a bit asymetric and I would make it a bit bigger.

You can check out Ana's work here. Be warned- her dolls are BEAUTIFUL!



I made a collection of clothes- like pants and dresses, skirts and socks, shawls etc for the doll, in case the princess is getting bored of her crown and princess-dress. :-)
I am not sure yet, if I should braid the hair or not...