This was knocked together in an afternoon, so it is very rough around the edges. The last animation I did, which is here, shows more care – chiefly in the hand and leg movements.

Originally I was going to film a little fire in the hearth, using an app on Matt’s phone. I ran out of time; maybe it will be something to try when Sindy’s house is finally finished.

I quite like the desultory way Poppy adds her bauble to a branch. Perhaps she’s annoyed about Sindy crushing her with the tree on their way in.

The Holly and the Ivy by CambridgeBayWeather is licensed under a Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported. Wallpaper is Poppy Field giftwrap from Armadillo, Birmingham; Christmas tree is a Gisela Graham ornament from Selfridges; Anglepoise lamp is a 1/1 book lamp from Waterstones; baubles are 1/1 decorations from Habitat; fireplace handmade from an old photo frame; Winter Scene photograph is taken by Matt Murtagh; red picture frame is a second hand 1/1 purchase; carpet is blotting paper; all other items credited and

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