Here’s what we have had hanging on our front door, as decorations: a selection of Ingrid’s beading projects from preschool, hung up on pieces of string.

This is also a summary of how Ingrid’s taste in decoration has developed in sophistication over the last couple of years.

The oldest works here are the random ones, where Ingrid has just filled the shape with breads of pretty colours.

The next phase was the striped shapes, and those with alternating colours.

Then came the more complex geometrical patterns.

She has consistently preferred geometrical shapes. In her years of beading she’s done a single figurative design (the black face) and never picked a non-geometrical shape – the bunny rabbit was a gift from her friend Elin.