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Tilly is in the kitchen, flour on her cheek and socks. Now that she's almost ten she moves about the kitchen with a faux-adult air, masking where she is unsure by calling me, her "assistant" to do something for her. She's adorable, but then I'm bias. I watch her in that apron she made in an art class last year. They got blank aprons and fabric paint, so of course hers is a riot of flowers with her cat painted in the middle - Mr Kitty. Well, it's just his face really looking for all the world like the cheshire cat from Alice in Wonderland. She has the tabs wrapped right around her back and tied at the front where she could see the knot as she tied it. The vibrant hues are dusted with flour and smudged with cocoa, smeared with a little butter. It's a work of art on a work of art. Her face is happy but serious, when it comes to getting her brownies right it's no laughing matter.

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Binka picked up the roughly made cup and turned it in the light to see the greenish glazing all the better. As she did so Mila's eyes followed her mother's movements, studying her facial micro-expressions. Binka knew not to be too quick to praise, her daughter always suspected it was shallow when she did so, too long and her little heart would fall into her wintry boots. She let her face flood with a smile and Mila clapped her little hands, pulsing on her toes. "It's beautiful, my darling. It has that rustic charm that takes back to my own childhood. I will treasure it always!"

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Hobby, bead work, paper mache beads, painting, watercolours, acrylic paint, knitting, crochet, painting on fabric, tie-dye, pottery, ceramics, kiln, glaze, sewing machine, toy making, embroidery, quilting, weaving, carpentry, leather work, soap stone carving, sculpture.

By angela, March 29, 2012.