Sunday, December 26, 2010

Snow for Christmas

photo by H. Fox
White christmas's are pretty rare around here so it was pretty exciting when we realised we were going to have a white one! In between cooking and baking we played outside building a snowman, taking photos and trying to get Maisie to like it. She was pretty suspicious after she toppled headfirst into a pile of snow and decided she wanted to be carried after that. 

photo by H. Fox

As the sun went down and everything got colder outside, we settled into our warmth inside....a perfect christmas day.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010

L'il Man Vest for my L'il Woman.

This was the first winter solstice that we celebrated. Taking inspiration from here I decided I wanted to have something handmade for Masie on winter solstice. So this is what she found under the tree......along with a new book. 

It's a little big for her but still very cute I think. It's the Spud and Chloe 'Li'l Man Vest' and the yarn is cornsilk.

Last minute Christmas stocking.

I had intended to knit a christmas stocking for Maisie but with other knitting to finish and some pre-christmas travelling; I never got around to it. So decided to chance a bit of amateur sewing!
I cut a sock shape on some paper, cut out two of this shape onto some lovely red cordy fabric, sewed (badly) the two pieces together and stuck a bit of old lace on top. The lace was left over from a dress for my sister that my auntie made....back in the seventies I'd say! On close inspection it's a bit messy but from afar and on my mantelpiece with a tangerine in the toe it looks sweet!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas Crafting

Matching hats for a lovely family

....and booties for a soon to arrive new family member!