Wednesday, December 17, 2008

A Bit'O'Christmas

Today, we constructed! I opted out of making my own houses this year and bought them. I don't think the kids will remember that Mum couldn't be blowed baking this year. I don't think they noticed my blood pressure rising as nose-pickers touched lolly bowls and white icing went all over our (rental!) carpet;-) I hope they'll just retain this activity as a sweet family Christmas memory.

We love our Christmas books. I buy a new one (oops - five this year) every year. What are some of your favourites?

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Finished Knitting

As much as knitting is about the journey for me, it is always immensely satisfying to get stuff finished!

A Jane Austen Dress for I6 - this was made from yarn AND fabric stash so extra satisfying.

My February Lady Sweater - quite pleased with this. It's inspired me to keep doing stuff for myself;-)

This headband will form part of a Hugs & Kisses With Love set, with some handwarmers, for a good friend returning to study in Canada. We're hoping she'll feel our love with her when she wears this soft angora/merino.

Monday, December 15, 2008


The kids and I sat down a week ago and made this beeswax modelling clay Nativity. (Mainly to make up for the fact that Mama still hasn't knitted one!) According to A3.75, every good Nativity needs a snake in it (bottom left).

His Joseph, apparently, also needed a bit of a rest with his pillow and blankie as he was tired. Must have been the exertion of that labour in the stable eh? Poor guy.

Grow Your Own

This film is a must-see if you garden, and particularly if (like us) you actually have an allotment;-) And what's with Eddie Marsan? I'd never heard of the guy till recently but he's been in three films I've watched in the last three weeks!