Thursday, November 22, 2007

    The MissMuss Cheep

    I hate being made to look like an amateur by a 3yr old.

    The first pic is of my 'template' on 'how to make a snowman'.
    MB looked at it, dismissed it and said "No snowman. Mummy make snowman. MB make MissMuss Cheep"

    And so he did. And it's way more creative than my staid 'formula' creation.
    I love the way the bird's ( that's a cheep, for those not in the speak ) legs are streamlined behind him.

    Show Off.

    Ditto to the trees we made.

    I stole the 'decorating with hole punch dots' from Kid's Craft Weekly. MY 'template' tree was too minimal and reserved in design. I used sparkle and dots frugally. I was so proud of it until I saw how cool excess could be.

    I really need to unleash, obviously.

    ( P.S. - if you think the glue behind the sparkle is a little 'too neat' for a kidlet - you'd be right. He insisted I do this bit. Not sure why )

    We also made some stars to hang on the tree ( which I get asked about every day - 'MissMuss Tree toDAY ?! YES ?!, YES ?!' ) But it's still a bit early, and the goddamn thing weighs a tonne, and I want AB to get it out of the garage and check it for spidies before I touch it.

    Brr. Spidies..


    meggie said...

    That is the magic of Christmas -sorry MissMuss- with kids. They just love it all so much.

    M said...

    LOVE the miss muss cheep!

    bluemountainsmary said...

    I seem to have missed your meme but always love reading them as they give just a little more insight into the one posting.

    Christmas - I just love it - Margot and I are doing some wrapping paper today I think.

    And I would get the tree out of our garage if the nasty nanny had not thrown it in there and with all the rain and the leaks in the garage I think it could be DESTROYED. which just makes me angry again.

    So I wil re read your post and smile over miss muss cheep and calm down!

    Christie said...

    Great crafting, MB's miss-muss cheep rocks!

    Good luck with the Spidies.....

    kirsty said...

    Hate to tell you this - but you ate MB's dust on that one! How cute is that miss muss cheep??!! WAY better than a snowman!

    Aunty Evil said...

    That is soooo funny! And the missmuss cheep looks fantastic!

    I agree with you on the spidies...brr.

    Stomper Girl said...

    *LOVE* the missmuss cheep, especially his Picasso face. I'm the over-decorator in our house, Climber's always been a minimalist.

    jorth said...

    Well, I think they both look rather splendid!

    crafty said...

    (The miss-muss cheap that is.)

    Muzbot said...

    I'm a little unsure of what xmas etiquette is when it comes to trees. I put mine up last weekend. Hopefully that's not too early. But it does add a nice sparkly feel to the living quarters now. Love your decorations. Minimalist design is still fashionable. :)

    Melody said...

    Christmas used was getting a little boring a few years ago, now I see the magic in it! Kids get soooo excited and Monet has been on her best behaviour of late (because, you know, Santa is watching and all that!) She's wanting the tree up everyday too...I am sure I'll give in next week...

    You are so crafty and your MB is so very clever and artistic. He is a credit to you - little show off that he is. You wanna come up and do these activities with Monet?

    dottycookie said...

    Kids are so much better at glitter than grown up! The MissMuss Cheep is ace, and I think we will steal the idea of those door hangers.

    Tracey Petersen said...

    Look, it's about time that you realised that as an adult you don't know any thing. Your kids know all the stuff that is worth knowing.

    Gina said...

    While trolling the Christmas deco isle yesterday I began to drool (not literally thankfully) over the shimmery goodness that is available for hanging on one's (hopefully spidieless) Tannenbaum. But seeing this post is whimsically refreshing. There truly is nothing like home made decorations...especially those made with the aid of a child. Mmmm. (I'm truly impressed by the creativity that went into the snowman turned "miss muss cheep".

    Fairlie said...

    Miss muss cheep has a jaunty air of Christmas subversion about him!

    Snowmen are close to deities in our house. No one messes with the Snowman.

    I love to see handcrafted miss muss decorations.

    KikiMiss said...

    How much fun do you guys have?!!! Can I come and play too?

    I'm trying to stretch the tree erecting business to the 1st but the biggest of the littlies has other ideas and as usual, she might just win.

    PS: Love MissMuss, it took me a while to work it out :-0

    Joke said...

    The Miss Muss Cheep looks very aerodynamic in a shot-out-of-a-cannon way.


    caramaena said...

    The missmuss cheep is just adorable and I love the hangers too :)

    I'm with you on having the other half check for spidies first too.

    Damselfly said...

    Awww. "MissMuss Cheep," how cute! He's a keeper! And so crafty.

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