Thank you for all your responses about my fabric choices! Since the majority of you liked the fabric I actually used the best, I'm going to save myself further effort unpicking and resewing, and leave it as it is, but when I get to the borders and binding, I'll follow your advice and use the snowflake for one.
Here are the photos of Eleanor having her face painted at the zoo last weekend. You can see James trying to help!
We also had a very unsuccessful fairy photoshoot today.
But James couldn't wait for his turn...
He wanted the butterfly wings too, of course!
Why wouldn't Eleanor do this? I didn't even have to tell him!
While James and I were out doing the groceries, Simon didn't notice how tired she was until he heard snoring from James' old sofa under a table...