Thursday, 6 October 2016

Around Here

the goats have bells!

little pumpkins

a late Michaelmas celebration with our homeschooling friends

a wonderful new form drawing book that I highly recommend


Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Keep Calm Craft On: Blue Sweater and Shawl

Joining Nicole at Frontier Dreams for Keep Calm Craft On…

finished blue sweater for S, I'm so happy with it and the gorgeous Wooly Moss Roots buttons just pop against the blue yarn (I love this yarn and it's the most perfect shade of blue!)

and another finished shawl… Another gorgeous blue, mixed with rich browns. The colour is Vandyke and the yarn is my favourite for shawls, I've used it several times before. It's hand dyed Riverside Studios and her colours are the most amazing that I've ever come across. I tried adding a bit of Haiku yarn for the trim on this shawl, but then decided I preferred to just stick with the Riverside yarn throughout.

Happy crafting on!


Monday, 26 September 2016

Lately - Dernièrement

lots of walks in the woods

and on the beach

We were sorting through our fall woollens the other day and the kids (youngest) couldn't wait to try them on again. They bundled themselves up to go to the beach, though it was totally unnecessary!

It's wild lingonberry time! I made lots of jam over the weekend. There is nothing like freshly baked bread with (still warm) lingonberry jam! Heaven!

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Keep Calm Craft On: Birthday Gifts

Joining Nicole at Frontier Dreams for Keep Calm Craft On…

some finished gifts for a soon-to-be four year old

doesn't every four year old need a special little bag for collecting pine cones?

Happy crafting on!

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Lately - Dernièrement

everywhere, purple and gold…

partout, les couleurs violet et or

the Michaelmas daisies are blooming!

a friend let us to pick red and blackcurrents in his garden

un ami nous a laissé cueillir des cassis et des groseilles dans son jardin

we found a little bird's nest in the bushes

nous avons trouvé un petit nid d'oiseau

blackcurrant jam!

confiture de cassis!

a few weeks ago, we dyed some silks and they're being used quite a bit

il y a quelques semaines, nous avons teint des soies et les enfants s'en servent beaucoup