Mermaids` Makings

Category Archives: drawing

Galo de Barcelos- Rooster of Barcelos

I have always wondered why this beautiful colourful rooster is one of the symbols of Portugal.  Whilst looking for recipes for Around The World in 12 Dishes I thought to … Continue reading

May 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

Cartoon Character Drawings

We had some friends over and the kids (age 7- 12) decided to do some artwork (my type of kids :D ). So here are their owls made out of … Continue reading

January 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Easter Art & Story by Lil Mermaid

“I got two sleeping chicks because they were tired out of pushing the presents to make a big tower. And there were three awake chicks. And they were pulling presents. … Continue reading

April 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Sparkly Space

Two pictures with which my daughter surprised me while I was busy in the kitchen. On the top one she just cut out some bits and glued them onto the … Continue reading

April 4, 2012 · 1 Comment

Birds And Witches

I sorted my lil one’s  artwork today and found a few sheets with little drawings on them. So we decided to cut out some of the drawings and make the … Continue reading

February 2, 2012 · Leave a comment


Lil Mermaid made a picture of her playing football with her best friend. I love how she used some “Littlest Petshop” stickers on the drawing. *** Linkig to: “The Play … Continue reading

January 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Doggies, Doggies Everywhere!

We tried to draw different sizes  and breeds of dog ( with the help of Usborne`s  “365 Things to Draw and Paint”  ). I think lil mermaid`s picture turned out … Continue reading

November 23, 2011 · 4 Comments

Chocolate Cake Is Not Always Bad For You :)

I have wanted to make some polystyrene prints for ages.. but  we did not have any polystyrene as we try to avoid buying things with lots of packaging. But today … Continue reading

October 22, 2011 · 2 Comments

Winnie the Witch

I often check to see what keywords or phrases people have used to come to my site. Some of them are funny, some useful. So on a few occasions people … Continue reading

October 22, 2011 · Leave a comment


We started practising for lilla a`s new great project– making a robot! We LOVE lilla  a`s exhibitions! They are so much fun and the way the little entries are put … Continue reading

October 3, 2011 · 1 Comment

A Story about a Snowman and a Cat

Today we had fun making  comics. We got the inspiration from Nurture Store. And here`s the story: Once upon a time there was a snowman. He went outside and then … Continue reading

September 24, 2011 · 2 Comments

An important day

Today was a very important day – my daughter learning how to ride her bike without stabilizers in the garden, with daddy holding her.  We could do with a bigger … Continue reading

September 14, 2011 · 3 Comments

A Running Bug

Within a year I shrinked from size 18 to size 12. I must admit it. was. a. hard. jorney. and… … I got a bug.. a terrible bug what followed … Continue reading

July 19, 2011 · 7 Comments

How to Write a Book

My daughter loves to write all sort of labels and notes and… books. To make books she takes an A4 sheet of  paper, folds in in half and then in … Continue reading

July 12, 2011 · 1 Comment

Pirate Treasure Chest

After seeing these treasure chests I knew that we would be doing them as well! They just look so cool! And I love the idea of using glitter for treasure. … Continue reading

June 30, 2011 · 1 Comment

Funny People Book

It was our favourite activity when I was a child. When we got older we used the same technique but instead of drawing we wrote funny sentences instead. We should … Continue reading

June 23, 2011 · 1 Comment

Busy Caterpillars

Reading about Eric Carle`s birthday over at “An Amazing Child” was a good reminder that it was time to take out one of our favorite books again. This was when … Continue reading

June 21, 2011 · 5 Comments

Under The Sea

As Annabel is now doing an “Under The Sea” topic at school she wanted to make some pictures at home. Here she drew some waves, cut the sea part out … Continue reading

June 14, 2011 · Leave a comment

Daisies For Grandma

Grandma brought some daisies from her garden for Annabel’s birthday, so Annabel wanted to do a picture of them that she could send to grandma. (Pencil, watercolour) *** Linked to … Continue reading

June 14, 2011 · 3 Comments

More Rabbits…

Annabel`s story for the first picture: ” Three rabbits, chicks, bell. The chicks go to go to on top each other. One chick goes to ring the bell. And the … Continue reading

May 2, 2011 · 8 Comments


Last year`s portraits are here :) And these are from this year. There’s an incredible difference isn’t there! Daddy’s hair has very definitely become a lot more gray, although on … Continue reading

March 5, 2011 · 6 Comments



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