Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The week in between

How goes?
It's the week in between Christmas and New Year's. 
I love this week. 
We visit family and come home to enjoy our quiet with new toys and joys all over again.
It's the time of year where my "Mitten making blinders" are off and I can see what state my house is in! Messy!
And now, now I have time to attend to it. See, it waited. Nothing exploded. No need to worry about it.
I started with the upstairs today, 
the kid's room, (not the toy closet, gosh that needs it's own day/week/month).
But the den and the nook. 
When we walk by to get tot he bathroom or the kids room, it's a nice breath of fresh air. ahhhh.

Enough of that, Here's something nice to look at...
A new bird feeder. More like a condo. 
It took awhile for the birds to come. I don't think they're used to the perch idea yet, but come they did.

And I've been knitting. See how big those pegs are? That's because those socks are bitty! For 1 yr olds.
Now that my baby gift requirements are fulfilled, I must make a pair for newborns.
I need to see how bitty they will be. :}
Oh, and that mitten making frenzy?
There were a lot of mittens.
And some more
And more...
And many, many more.

Here is this year's obligatory picture of the tree getting...

And the tree decorating....
The kids decorate it. 
We bring out the boxes and they go to town. 
We choose to put all the hand mades out with a few of the fuzzy balls we got when Rafael was a baby.
It was frosty today. First time in some time to actually feel the cold of winter. 
Christmas day was 14 degrees celcius. Crazy.
I can't wait for the pond to freeze over so we can skate on it. 
As a kid, we used to skate ont he pond behind the mall.
The ice was always different, depending on if it was windy when the water froze, how much snow was on it , if it melted and froze again.
The kids have never skated on a pond before. They are looking forward to it. Me too.

And tomorrow, a new day. 
the beginning of a new year.
I wonder what it will bring to us?
I'm ready.


Saturday, December 20, 2014

a little craft fair

Although this craft fair sponsored by the Firehall Ladies Aux. was in November,
 I thought I'd better post it for future reference.
These stocking were fun to make and were scooped up with orders for more.
 And forever... another basket of mittens. I really should take a picture every time I make a batch. 
 This year, I added fingerless mittens. They were also popular.
 And here's a look at my table. I've changed my display up this year. I got rid of the wicker /woven baskets and traded them with the wire/burlap ones. 
I also used some little chalk board signs from Target. 
I streamlined my products to mostly woollen goodies instead of little toy bits. 
 I really do need to get a little sign with my logo for the table.
And here are the last instalment of mittens. 
They are available at the Flying Fox Bake Shop. Well, 2 pairs aren't. Apparently, they've been sold. 
But I don't know which ones. :}
Have a good one! Merry Merry.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Mittens available

For my customers who were disappointed with my sell out at the last craft sale....

I have 9 pairs of cashmere lined, felted sweater mittens at the Whirligig Book Shop on Water Street. 
Mostly black/grey with pink, red or lilac accents.
$25 pair.

Picture below is not a representation of those mittens. I dropped them off before I took a picture, so these are from last year. 

 I'm hoping to make more mittens soon....Working on custom orders next.