We're (and by that I mean I'm ) still recovering around here, which means that my poor, hard done by children haven't left the house properly for 3 days!
I had hoped to get out today but didn't manage it, so instead I had to try and come up with ways to fill our time without me actually having to get. off. the. sofa!! Which pretty much meant rotating the toys every hour or so, with each rotation being punctuated by both girls piling on top of me and jumping up and down. Apparently cries of "I'm not welllllllllll" just aren't cutting it any more.
One of the quick and easy ways that I distracted Bella briefly (so that I could photograph their room) was to get her to help draw a big picture on her wardrobe doors.
I originally built this wardrobe when the room was my studio, and had painted the plain MDF doors with chalkboard paint, so that I could use them as a noticeboard. In fact it was a double set of wardrobes back then and when we changed rooms over I decided to keep this one so that the girls could have a nice big chalkboard to scribble on.
The paint is magnetic as well and Bella usually uses it to display her pictures - the love hearts that you can see are actually magnets - as well as practicing her name and other letters. But for some reason we've never really used it to draw together, until today.
I was surprised by how enthusiastic Bella was about doing this because although she draws and colours constantly, she hasn't been hugely bothered about the chalkboard before. But this really made her happy. So much so that she felt compelled to 'write' me a letter thanking me for doing it (she loves to write letters and lists!).
Is it just me, or is there no way she looks just four years old in that pic??
On a different, but very exciting (for me) note, did you see that Apartment Therapy featured my studio today?? It made me feel a bit shy for some reason!
And on yet another different, but very exciting (for you) note, I really, really will be giving away fabric this week!