I decorated this gingerbread house:
And I've done lots of festive shopping. While I was shopping in Cambridge the other day I spotted this wonderful packaging for a Paddington Bear cup and plate. It was based on the old animations of Paddington Bear which were done using stop motion and characters drawn on cut out paper. People often say to me that my 3d illustration work reminds them of the old Paddington Bear animations.
In case you've never seen any of the old Padidngton Bear animations here are some stills from it. I absolutely love it, (it's so charming!) and want to get the dvd at some point.
Also whilst out in town the other day I came across this cute little book called 'Tat the Cat, A Winters Tale,' by Bill and Audrey Titcombe in a charity shop. I snapped it up right away. It was only 30 p! I love the characterful illustrations. Just look at the eyelashes on those duckies!
So now I am sitting by the tree and writing this and feeling too excited to go to bed. It's not even Christmas Eve yet! I don't know whats come over me. I feel like a little kid. Also there's no Henry here right now to tell me that it's late and time to go to bed. He's gone back home to see his family for a few days. I miss him.
Well I should probably wrap this up now. If I don't post again before the 25th, have a wonderful sparkling GLITTERING CHRISTMAS!
Love and Snowflakes