Sunday, November 27, 2011

Advent Wreath

 Me and my big girl went for a really lovely walk today to find green branches and leaves for our wreath because today is the first day of Advent.  An Advent wreath traditionally symbolises bringing the light of Christ in to the home in the dark days leading up to christmas. But these days it is used more as a count down to christmas; one candle is let on the first sunday of Advent and then the following three sundays until Christmas. I am not really a religions person, but I find this a really lovely way for the children to count down the weeks leading up to christmas.   

On the 6th of December is St, Nichols and in Belgium it is a really big deal.  The children get lots and lots of presents and chocolate in their shoes. I have made a little St, Nichols for the girls to go on our seasonal table. 
I just have to mention that I didn't make the house, that is still on my 'to do list'.    

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Slippers, Slippers and more Slippers

Wow its been a long time since I have posted anything.  That is because I have been a busy mummy and I have been busy making slippers.  I have been making them for christmas markets and I have had a couple of orders.  Here are some of then ones that didn't sell.  I have now put them on my Etsy shop.  In the next coming weeks I will be busy making slippers too as a have a few more orders, but I will hopefully have time for posting here as well.  

Monday, November 14, 2011

Sheepskin Gilet

Today is my little Girl's birthday, and yesterday I still didn't have a present for her, so last night I was in a bit of a stress.  I try to always make something for the girls for their birthdays but this year I was stuck as what to make.  Last night I was looking through all my bits and bobs and found some leftover sheepskin from an old coat that I made in to a gilet for myself.  I was going to use it to make slippers but it is too soft.  So I had an idea to make a little gilet for her birthday. She was very happy this morning with her new gilet and her new hat and scarf that she got from her auntie. 

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Big Slippers

I was ask to make some big slippers for a friend.  They were not easy to make, especially to make them the same size.  They ended up being a bit big around the top but I think that it makes them more comfortable. 


 As the slippers are bigger then the ones I usually make I had more space to put flowers and I could not resist making lots of them.