Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas to All!

Here, have a cookie! Hope you're having a wonderful Christmas today... we have lots of sunshine and no snow, hooray! Have a blessed night.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Holidays at Geyser Conservatory

A lovely sight at the Geyser Conservatory in Manito park. Every holiday season they deck the plants with zillions of lights and keep the doors open late into the night. It is the stuff dreams and memories are made of. The photos don't really do the place justice but here are a few I'd like to share with you. Hope your Holidays are happily underway. Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Mittens Mittens Mittens

More mittens for the whole family. It's so much fun to be making useful things for little hands. Knitting is such a winter pleasure... I love to sit by the fire and knit or sit by the warm heater, knit and watch a great movie (A Room with a View sounds good about now! But, not possible... for now it's Word World, Sesame Street or playing Chutes and Ladders. That's OK, I'll take it :)
Happy Friday everyone!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Candy Cane Horses

When I was little, we made candy cane horses -or perhaps someone gave them to us? They're just a faint memory now. After much googling and searching, I couldn't find a picture of what I remembered so, these little babies are what I came up with.
The little green fringy guys will be turned into fancy horses soon in my son's Kindergarten class. The kids will glue eyes, pom poms, jewels and sequins on them!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

The Telephone Ladie's Party

I've been finishing up some ink drawings with gouache. This one is nearly done, but it wouldn't be in character to show you an actual finished piece! It just needs a few more touches here and there.
I've been hastily knitting a few things hoping to wrap 'em up before Christmas. Luckily, they don't need to go in the mail... which gives me extra days to finish :)
The etsy shop has been absolutely dead... crickets are all you can hear over there. Don't know exactly why... is it the economy or ? Last year was pretty busy. Oh well, everyone has an 'off' time I suppose. Wish I knew how to wake things up. Have a great weekend!

Monday, December 7, 2009

More Owls and Winter Birds

I received a call from the gallery that all the ornaments had sold but one and could they have some more? Some More? I love getting calls like that! So, work, felt, sew, pin... they flew to the gallery yesterday and are perched in the windows.
Now, on to the fun of Christmas... planning the Christmas cookies and doing the cards (one of my favorite tasks of the season!) What are you making for Christmas this year?