Wishing you all a very merry Holiday Season! I spent yesterday delivering some last minute orders from the Winter Faire. The rug hooked Virgin of Guadalupe went to Kristena who has a wonderful clothing company and also paints and makes dolls. We had a great time visiting at her home and I got to see all the magical things she creates.
This new group of wool kitties were made from gray cashmere and white alpaca. their aprons came from vintage quilts pieces. A Waldorf school teacher needed a few more for Christmas presents so I went to work this week and finished them up.
We managed to get our Christmas tree up last week. Both boys are home now so we had a family outing to pick out our tree at a local farm. The boys got the tree up and I got to decorate it...most of the ornaments are hand made by friends...lots of birds, hearts, cats, owls, santas, and mushrooms!
And just for fun I set up this little branch I found on my walk. I put some little house charms I had made and felt hearts and stuck it in a wooden bowl of perle cotton that sits on our coffee table.
I keep moving it around...here it is near the door nestled in a basket of fabric dolls from friends.
And my friend, Grace asked me to make a "Door of my Heart" piece for her last August. I finally got it hooked and sent off before Christmas. The little door opens and she plans to put a small photo of her and her mother in there. Her husband will be getting a hooked squirrel for Christmas. I hope he likes it!
And I decided to make something for myself! A little needlebook and scissor holder for traveling.
Here it is open. I may put a little piece of fabric to hold the embroidery thread too.
This was pretty quick to make....used a piece of vintage quilt and sewed on a border from trim that I got in France last summer! So many fond memories of our time there...shopping and looking at all the sights...and bakeries and ice cream! Yum!
Well, back to wrapping some packages for the boys and I need to bake some cookies, too.
Best wishes for some cozy Holiday time to you all!