Saturday, January 03, 2009

Christmas and the New Year

I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe holiday season. We are still recovering from the festivities, the cookies and candy, and basically not eating any fruits or vegetables but living on a diet of turkey dinner leftovers and shortbread.
We started off the Christmas season with an amazing snow storm which kept Miss E home for 3 of the last 5 days of school. It turned our neighborhood into a frosty wonderland which kept all the kids busy for many days.

Then we visited the Sugar Plum Fairy at the Nutcracker.... so beautiful and inspiring.

Some of the decorations around the house... some fabricated and some natural...

I was sewing and knitting like a mad woman for most of December. Here is the log of creation:
3 sets of man-style pyjamas
3 sets of leg warmers
1 eyelet slip... after we discovered the Miss E's party dress was slightly transparent
1 girly purse/tote bag for art supplies

Here is the slip...

I was determined not to purchase any additional fabric but use up all these bits of eyelet that I keep leaving behind after various curtain projects.

The spouse, in a flurry of creativity, crafted The Atomic Death Trap 3000 sled for the kids. Obviously it was a smashing success...


3anklebiters said...

Your Christmas cactus is beautiful. Mine usually blooms in October.

creAtiv life said...

the icy leaves are so beautiful! i'm enjoying your snow from a distance!!