Sunday, January 22, 2012

A tomten in our home


One of Lucy's very favorite books this winter is The Tomten and the Fox. Tidying up a cabinet recently, I came across this gorgeous fox I'd gotten once at a tag sale, and was inspired to make her a tomten to go with it.

I'm just figuring out the wonderful world of craft supplies, and am working out kinks like paint pens bleeding on the wood, and tan paint coming out greyish. (I need to figure these things out soon, as I have big peg-people plans for Lucy's birthday next month.) But overall, I'm pretty thrilled with how he came out.

Lucy is too. (Here she is playing with him before the glue on his beard has even dried.)

6 comments:

Emma Bradshaw said...

that's our favourite book too!

Julie said...

Awesome! Can't wait to see what you make next.

muffinmoon said...

I love the Tomten but Frank doesn't like the story. He gets a bit freaked about a bearded old bloke watching him sleeping! I have to read it to myself as I love the patterns of language in it.

Luisa said...

Can't wait to see what you're making next for Lucy.

Marfa said...

Oh, my...isn't Lucy just SO cute playing with those 2 characters! I've never seen that book, but we just finished reading this charming edition of Pippi Longstocking, illustrated by Lauren Child: http://www.amazon.com/Pippi-Longstocking-Astrid-Lindgren/dp/0670062766

P.S. I wanted to tell you I just finished reading "The Girl who Fell From the Sky" what a sad story...thoughtless parents that make Rachel and Brick's lives so difficult. And interesting twists into the biracial life and how it is normal in Europe by segregating here in America!!!

B. Streetman said...

That is the coolest!