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Tuesday 20 September 2011

Happy Smile Biscuits

Every time we go into the city Ava asks for her one of her favourite treats: a happy smile biscuit from the David Jones food hall.

Mmm... happy smile biscuits! White chocolate eyes, raspberry nose, lolly teeth and hundreds & thousands hair on a delicious biscuit base. What's not to love?

They also make great masks.

What a pretty face!

A mask for Daddy too

Recently Ava decided to make her own happy smile biscuit with her favourite "ingredients" - paper, textas and scissors.

Ava creates her own happy smile biscuit.
I love the hundreds & thousands hair that she has drawn.

Can you tell the difference between the real happy smile biscuits and Ava's?

Delicious :)

Monday 19 September 2011

Paper Food

Ava loves drawing.

Ava loves cooking.

Ava loves combing the two and making her own food with paper, textas and scissors.

Here's a meal that Ava cooked up recently.

Mmm... carrots, beans, broccoli and a tomato.

Don't forget to eat your vegetables!

Sunday 18 September 2011

City to Bay 2011

Today we joined almost 35,000 people in the annual City to Bay Fun Run.

Ok, so there wasn't any running done by us but it sure was a fun day!

The City to Bay Fun Run is a 12km run (or walk) from, you guessed it, the city to the bay. There are also two shorter legs of the fun run; 6km and 3km. We took part in the 6km walk joining in half way along the route.

Ready to start the fun run with Nina, Kylie and the kids

Saturday 17 September 2011

Painted Lady

Ava wants to be just like her Aunty Kylie - right down to her tattooed feet.

So when I came across the fabulous range of Tattly temporary tattoos I was super excited to discover that they had just the perfect thing.

  Rock & Roll!

Tuesday 13 September 2011

Two Little Chefs

Kim received his Father's Day gift from the girls in the mail today so I can finally share it now on Little Hiccups!

This year for Father's Day Ava and Lola dressed up as little chefs, Ava in an apron and Lola in a chef hat, and made a special Father's Day breakfast for Daddy - or at least they pretended to for the camera!

I had originally intended to use the photos for a card in a collage style similar to some our Mother's Day card from this year. However, there were so many good photos that I wanted to use that it just ended up looking messy. I couldn't bring myself to cull the photos so instead I decided to turn them into a little book with a short story about two little chefs.   

Here is the finished product...

The completed Father's Day books

Sunday 4 September 2011

Happy Father's Day

Today was Father's Day here in Australia.

As Kim is in San Francisco and couldn't be with Ava and Lola for Father's Day I thought I'd create something special for the girls to give to him. I can't wait to show it here on Little Hiccups but it will just have to wait a little longer as I'm yet to post it to Kim and I don't want to spoil the surprise for him. 

Here's a little taste of what's to come...

Two little chefs...

Saturday 3 September 2011

Father's Day Card 2009

One last Father's Day memory before we get onto this year...

This time it's the Father's Day card for 2009.

Kim really enjoys reading and at one point seemed to be reading lots of Penguin Classics. I decided to take the classic and instantly recognisable Penguin design and make it into a card.

The artwork front and back

The finished card

To go with Daddy's Penguin Classic themed card Ava also gave him a Penguin Classic note book. While not quite up there with the quality of Moleskine notebooks, these Penguin Classic notebooks by UK company Wild & Wolf are cute and make a nice gift idea for book lovers.

Penguin Classics notebook

Well, tomorrow is Father's Day and I'd love to share what I've created for this year but as Kim is on the other side of the world and I still haven't posted it to him I'd like to wait and not spoil the surprise for him.

Father's Day Memories

 Another trip down Father's Day Memory Lane...

This time we have some shots of a photo book that I made for Kim and Ava's grandpas for Father's Day 2009.

I love photo books. They are so much more convenient than traditional photo albums and I really like that they allow me to be creative with the layout and text etc. Adding a little story to the pictures helps to make it feel like a real book. When done well photo books can present as quite polished and professional - as long as you avoid the "scrap booking" style of template! If you want it to look like scrap booking well, then do scrap booking!

Anyway, here are some shots from our Father's Day 2009 photo book.

The cover of the Father's Day photo book

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