Weekly Photo Challenge: Create

family handprints

family tree

I could’ve put up a photograph on any kind of crafting projects – if you poke around this blog, you’ll find tons of posts on creativity and creations. But I thought you guys would really enjoy this recent family tree that we made. Very quick and easy to make, and it’s a kind of snapshot of your family at that moment in time. Plus, people love guessing who made which handprint. It’s a great dinner conversation topic.



This is an amazing stop motion animation, all shot on a cell phone camera! (a Nokia N8). That was one of my inspirations for my own stop motion animation, created as part of this year’s Knitting and Crochet Blog Week.

And here is the awesome making of, which gives you an idea on what kind of scale they were working. I mean, this is a human-sized animation, so each step is way more complicated than just nudging your knitting needles into a new position. Oh, and their setup with the camera was the inspiration for my own camera setup – minus the crane of course. Btw, the guys who made this are part of Aardman Animation – the guys who create Wallace & Gromit, Shaun the Sheep and so on.