This week we ‘ave bin mostly…

… making pigs…
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and dogs…
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and rabbits…
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…snails…
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pooh bears…
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and some pixies.
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Actually, we’ve also listened to some Narnia, Fran has learned to divide, Maddy has carried on with loads of reading, writing and maths, Amelie has done mental maths with me, Josie has perfectly the full length strop and the sentence “Stoppit; i not want it bed!” the house is clean and tidy (thanks to Lucy), the parcels and office are up to date and all is generally well really.

:)

Oh – and how could i forget, i am SO proud of this turtle!
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merry

This was a home educating blog. Then it became a grief blog after our baby son died at 11 days old. It was always a craft and play blog. And a blog written by someone who ran a small craft and toy business. Now I'm doing up my house. It's all change - again. Merry Raymond 

  22 comments for “This week we ‘ave bin mostly…

  1. Sarah
    October 2, 2006 at 9:18 pm

    okay, okay, i am so going to have to buy some!

  2. October 2, 2006 at 9:28 pm

    Yes, hurry up before Josie squashes it all!

  3. October 2, 2006 at 9:54 pm

    umm, when shall we next see you again??? no ulterior motive, purely for the joy of your company etc etc!!!!

  4. hannah
    October 2, 2006 at 10:04 pm

    Oh Merry, you are such an expensive friend to have ;-)

    On the subject of Narnia we just finished watching the film for the first time. Now dh and Bella have 1001 questions about how the wardrobe came to be. I can’t remember a thing, going to have to dig out the books.

  5. Bob
    October 2, 2006 at 10:19 pm

    The models look great :) I remember making Fimo jewellery when I was a teenager. Might just have to invest in some – purely for the children, obviously ;)
    IIRC the wardrobe was made from the tree which grew when the apple from the Tree of Life (or something like that) that Digory brought back from Narnia to give to his mother was buried in the garden…

  6. October 2, 2006 at 10:20 pm

    Sorry – message above was not from Bob, but from me. Forgot to change settings!

  7. Nic
    October 2, 2006 at 10:29 pm

    Oooh fimo looks great fun :-) Think we’re going to like staying at your house! ;-)

  8. October 2, 2006 at 10:34 pm

    Giggle – Helen, want to come over wednesday? I was about to text you anyway. Bobandkaty :lol: feel free (well, figuratively free anyway!) and Nic, i’m relying on you for a site gallery :)

    Hannah, happy to give masterclasses ;)

  9. Barbara
    October 2, 2006 at 10:44 pm

    can vouch for Merry being an excellent teacher. And I was so going to come away from her house empty-handed for once *sigh*. Can’t wait to visit again. Of course I mean for the wonderful company *cough*. And it won’t have anything to do with me running out of fimo. Honest.

  10. October 2, 2006 at 10:50 pm

    that sounds good. I agree with bob about the narnia wardrobe. wondering when to start with SB. Got a story tape from ebay of the railway children, abridged, and she has enjoyed that.SO might work our way through E nesbitt to start with, and maybe do the little house on the prairie too [need a differnt continent to concentrate on after romaning out!]

  11. Roslyn
    October 2, 2006 at 11:05 pm

    They are fab! I had a look on Flickr earlier.

    I shall be ordering soon :-)

    Nic, you will love it! It will be high in D’s Christmas list I’m sure.

  12. October 2, 2006 at 11:15 pm

    that sounds good. I agree with bob about the narnia wardrobe. wondering when to start with SB. Got a story tape from ebay of the railway children, abridged, and she has enjoyed that.SO might work our way through E nesbitt to start with, and maybe do the little house on the prairie too [need a differnt continent to concentrate on after romaning out!]

  13. Claire
    October 2, 2006 at 11:20 pm

    Whoa – those are seriously impressive! Did you varnish them as Charlie’s baked models are shiny like that. We need a master class too please. Charlie’s models aren’t as impressive as those as they were just done freehand but do you want photos for gallery?

  14. October 3, 2006 at 11:39 am

    I saw those on Flickr yesterday. Wow – did your lot do them? I thought they were promotional images. VERY impressed. And yes you ARE expensive, bit SO worth it. ;)

  15. Lin
    October 3, 2006 at 1:45 pm

    Great models Merry, I can see we are going to have to get our Fimo out of the drawer and maybe get some more…

  16. Debbie Dimmock
    October 3, 2006 at 4:50 pm

    Merry,
    do you or can you stock the stuff to soften traditional fimo? I’ve got an old pack of the stuff from ages ago, but its rock hard. I’m sure you can get some liquid to re-soften it with…

  17. October 3, 2006 at 5:19 pm

    You can get stuff called quick mix, which is like a block of translucent fimo soft really i think. I iddin’t get it this time, because i’ve bnot got classic in yet, but i will be doing.

  18. Jax
    October 3, 2006 at 7:36 pm

    wow, I need….

  19. October 3, 2006 at 8:21 pm

    Grin…. i’m sure i can help… come this way my pretties…. ;)

  20. October 3, 2006 at 11:44 pm

    The fimo looks brilliant – you are so clever. Love the little pixie best. Elle

  21. October 4, 2006 at 4:15 pm

    now I feel TOTALLY inadequate as a home educator… how do you make things that good????

  22. October 5, 2006 at 10:33 pm

    They look fab. We havent used our fimo yet but Im looking forward to it now!
    Hazel

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