Sunday, January 22, 2012

Warm Up to Winter Knit Along


I am participating in the Warm Up To Winter Knit Along. The theme is hats and mitten so here is what I made for it! I love the colors of the yarn. They show up a little strange in the pictures but the light color is a greyish beige and the hearts and stripes are coral. 

Hat details on my Ravelry page: Ooh la la Hearts Hat
Wrist Cozy details: Ooh la la Striped Wrist Cozies

My friend Anna of Pemberley Couture wrote the mitts pattern and I love it! It's here for purchase. 

Wont you join in?

Monday, January 16, 2012

For me?

Here are some lovely presents I received this year....
Lovely handmade bags. One for books and one for knitting!
Mmm! Art and organizing stuff!
Handmade presents. Aren't they beautiful?
Some comfy and beautiful new clothes, socks and a gorgeous handmade wide infinity scarf in purple made by my mom (she takes orders)! I also got some really cute slippers which I have on my feet right this minute. 

I love this movie. I also received another favorite movie.. The Importance of Being Earnest! Too funny!
June Flower bracelet from Victoria Trading Company.
Gorgeous silk flower hair clip handmade by my sis-in-law. Isn't it pretty? I've worn it practically every day since Christmas. Really!
I thought these were so cute!
I ♥ (and play) viola!
Whale notebook from this Etsy store.
Sewing and yarn supplies! I always need them. And finally, my very own pea pod needle case by Marg!
Gorgeous handmade shabby chic notebook. It came in this beautiful hand printed bag! So beautiful.
I feel so blessed to have received all of these beautiful gifts. I also got some books and things but I will post about those on my book blog, Jane and Elizabeth.

How about you? Does your family exchange gifts? Do you have a favorite gift that you received this year?


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Everything is better with a Friend...

 (or two.)
is a very good month for...

...going out to coffee with a friend...

 ...reading a good book...
 ...taking a stroll...
 ...Or taking pictures by a frozen river in your bathing suit. 
Just for a smile...
I hope this post has found one for you. =]

Saturday, January 7, 2012

New Year, New Design

Here's our new look for January! Hope you are all having a beautiful new year so far. 


Friday, January 6, 2012

Delightful Surprise

The lovely Elissa from Delightful Hands blog sent us a little Christmas surprise! It arrived on what we like to call Christmas Eve Eve. One of the best days of the year. Everything is done (almost...) and you're baking cookies and listening to Christmas songs and you have that lovely feeling of anticipation for the upcoming festivities.  Peaceful is the word. And it was so lovely to receive this very special gift in the mail. There were squeals and oohs and aahs galore.

This is what we found inside:

Everything was glittery and beautiful! A sweet card with sweet words outside and in. Don't you just love that red chevron pattern? Oh, and of course it was glittered. 

I love these homemade snowflake stickers! Isn't she clever?

And these gorgeous Nordic inspired gift tags! Packaged so beautifully! These are in her shop and we had already been oohing and aahing over them. They are even prettier in person. In fact, so pretty that we don't want to use them. Aimee said that she was going to write "To Aimee, Love Aimee" on them just so she could keep them. I had the same thought. :)

 And last, we found this beautiful glittery snowflake ornament which was hung on the tree before you could say "So pretty!".

It just happened to match our tree perfectly! Normally we have colored lights and a mismash of ornaments but this year we decided to try a "matchy-matchy" tree. All white lights and red, pink, white, silver and gold ornaments. Doesn't it look pretty?

I told you it was delightful! You should check out her shop and all the beautiful things she has made. I adore this Valentine's Day card! Oh and this embellished notebook! Oh and this! Ok, I love all of it. :)

Thank you so much Elissa for brightening our Christmas with your thoughtful gifts and words! You have a sweet, sweet spirit that shines though everything you do.
and Aimee