Sam loves farms and farming equipment, so he invented the Yows, and hid ten of the little Chaffy characters in the picture.
Here are some cool facts about the Yows:
We tweeted our picture, and very excitingly, Chaffy's creatork, Jamie Smart, was already awake and replied within minutes! Sam was well chuffed.
Chaffy also made it into a breakfast drawing.
The Reeve dog, Frodo, has a pom-pom head that looks a little bit like Chaffy. Here's an excellent range of jam with a writer and a poodle sticking out of them.
Philip's sister and brother-in-law gave me a new sketchbook and pencils, so I christened them with a drawing of the poodle driving a tractor. (There were lots of tractors lying around to use as models.)
Here are some of the results from a game of Exquisite Corpse (or Consequences) that we played on Christmas Eve, after dinner. If you don't know how to play, here are the rules.
And I was very full when I drew this after Christmas dinner, but you can get the general gist of things. A very cosy holiday.