Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Our Solstice Princess

Under the full moon,

my beautiful daughter, our Solstice Princess, ruled over a frozen Woodland, handing out candles and Winter Wishes.

Visitors to her and the Winter King, followed a lantern lit path.

Through Heart Wood, full of frozen treasures.

So very cold with temperatures of -8, fires and bundles of woolens struggling to keep us warm
but a magical night of Solstice fun.
Rich Winter Blessings to all, may your inner light burn brightly.

Saturday, 18 December 2010


Candles & cinnamon sticks for girlfriends, wrapped with handmade paper.

Felt decorations for Aunties.
Such a simple project, great to pick up in the evenings.
Six same size circles of felt.Put 3 on top of each other and sew a piece of ribbon for hanging it at the top, then add the other 3 circles and sew down the middle of all 6.
Catch edges of circles together in the middle with a couple of stitches,working your way round.
Then catch top and bottom of circles with stitches on alternate ones.

An early surprise gift for K and her friend, a make-up lesson with a professional artist.

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Little Donkey

An afternoon of gingerbread biscuit making, bowls of Norwegian porridge topped with butter, sugar and cinnamon, was followed by

a magical, moon lit, woodland walk with some donkeys,

wearing elf hats and red wellies of course,

Blurry, fuzzy photos of a Yule treat with friends,

and at the end of our stroll, a special scene to admire.

Monday, 13 December 2010

Crafting with Friends

We gathered with supplies.

We mixed, tied, wrapped, rolled and tasted.
We laughed, smiled and cried ( the children, that old sharing thing ! )
We enjoyed.

Thursday, 9 December 2010

and finally ....

Anyone remember this ?
Pattern and yarn bought to celebrate O turning 1.

So, it made it off the needles by the time he was 2.

And, I've finally managed to blog about it, now he is 3 ( and 3 months )

Good job I knitted it big, still be around by the time he's 6, by my reckoning.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Yarn Along

I have wanted to join in with this wonderful group over at sharing a WIP and a current read,for awhile now and finally am ready on the right day.

On the needles, a Yule gift for my Dad, big, thick, manly hand warmers, pattern from Last minute knitted gifts. A quick and easy knit, a tube of double rib with a gap left for the thumb, adding extra length after the opening as pattern was abit mean with length on hand.

Some current reads, my Amish interest is fed by these gentle books by Beverly Lewis, a treat from Florida.Tales of buggies, cooking, knitting and all things homely are perfect for the end of the day, afew chapters snuggled down in bed under a patchwork quilt, bliss.

Another book picked up in America and the last Little House book I had to read, always a treat although this thin, little book was full of struggle and hardship for Laura and Manly, and although I knew somewhere in those pages was the loss of a baby boy, when it came, described in 2 short lines, ofcourse it left me a weeping mess.

What are you reading ?

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Mother Earth Medicine

With our World still blanketed in white and temps of -15, I am so thankful for our store of Mother Earth goodness, to ease the coughs and sneezes that are creeping into our home.

Friday, 3 December 2010

Chicken Feet Snow Stars

This moment, a Friday tradition, a time to cherish, to remember, to honour its importance.To stop and give thanks, a time to feel blessed.
Inspired by SouleMama

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Foods to Warm

Our days are beating to a slightly different drum lately due to the amazing amount of snow we've had, L's college is closed until Monday and N hasn't been able to get the car out of the village, so is working from home.

Such a gift to sit down to lunch together, candle lit, bowls of root veg soup and homemade bread. A true midday treat.

Remembering our feathered friends this morning, we made them foodie gifts to hang from our trees, so pretty.

Mugs of spiced chai latte and K's flapjacks for a delicious afternoon treat.
How I love snow days.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

and we woke to a white World.

Stunningly beautiful.
Completely magical.
All home today, fire lit, cosy times.
Be well, be warm, relax and enjoy.