we made it there and back! safely and sanely! hurrah.
we had a lovely time, gorged on cheap Hawke's Bay fruit, met some blog readers and got to (briefly) catch up with some super special friends.
meeting Anna's new little person, Nathan, was definitely a highlight:
(Danny is baby-crazy!)
on the Thursday morning before we left (when i should have been packing) i thought i'd quickly whip up a doll for wee Nate.
whip-up's turn out to be either just that...or the total opposite. you guessed it, this time it was the latter.
it took precisely a million years longer than intended and ended up being the singularly MOST UGLY doll i have ever made.
not for a moment was i tempted to actually give it to Nate. (their dog, yes - but not the baby!!)
curious? wanna see?
here you go:
it was supposed to be pirate-ish but i kept having this overwhelming urge to add a french moustache...
..and then i realised its only salvation would probably to be reincarnated as a french female doll.
what do you think?