This week Farther Christmas has been spending the evenings making Littlenose toys. This started out as a vague plan back in November to make a whole tribe of Neanderthals in my free time as a Christmas present. I had visions of pottering on with this every night, once the intended recipient was safely in bed, and amassing a range of figures and accessories. Obviously, this went the way of all the resolutions that I make every year about organised Christmas present buying. At the start of this week I had about half a Littlenose and was staring at a fairly tight deadline, but I have managed to complete Littlenose and Two Eyes.
They are made of Fimo modelling clay on wire-frames, hence their slightly Ardmanesque appearance, and Two Eyes used up every last scrap of red and brown Fimo in the box – so no more Neanderthals until I’ve had chance to go to the art shop again.
Don’t worry, this isn’t his sole Christmas present, so I’m not dooming him to social ostracism once school starts again in January. We have a loft full of Toys ‘r Us for which Santa will get all the credit: although the real kudos should go to his mother for dedicatedly hunting down discontinued Indiana Jones Lego on Ebay. Thanks to Andrea for the big box of Fimo which set the whole thing off in my mind.