Saturday, December 22, 2012

Merry Christmas!

It is so very close now...  are you excited?  I love Christmas, and there's a lot of excitement in this house.  Naomi is as giddy as a kipper and yet she's not entirely sure why :)  I think it's the first year that Christmas is starting to mean something to her:  'Mommy, Santa's coming to our house', 'Mommy, we've got to be nice to the presents'  (for the last one I think something got lost in translation from 'you've got to be nice to receive presents'!)

I'm still cranking out a few last minute gifts.  Here's a another cowl that was a nice one-evening-knit.  Yes, it's that Malabrigo Rasta again.  It really is divine!  Essentially it is this handspun scarf pattern from Phydeaux designs.  I knit until I ran out of yarn, and it turned out a great length for a cowl. 

Rasta wrap/cowl

I was hoping it would be a good shawl... but I think it is just a bit too short on me.  Although the recipient is a teeny tiny sweet lady and I think it might work well that way on her.

Rasta wrap

I did make some little stocking stuffer gifts, using this 'Pinspiration': 'For your mistletoes' by Supreme Courtney.  I really like that she picked names of nail polish that featured something about the recipient.  For my version I made these little boxes (using a template and cutting machine from stampin' up) and popped a sparkly bottle of nail polish in each.  I'm super happy with how these turned out!

For your mistletoes

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and all good things for the New Year.
Sam xxx

merry christmas

hubby in handknits... hat, scarf and jumper

(Erm, and that is not a blue boobie as one of my friends pointed out... it's a Christmas birdie :)))  But now you've read this, if you are like me, you'll see nothing but a blue boobie every time you look at this picture. ha ha.  Oh yes, and that is Naomi channeling Jake and the Neverland Pirates 'Yo ho ho'.  Not quite Ho ho ho, but I'll take it :o)))


Ginx Craft said...

I love the colours in your cowl, and the wool looks really soft.

Monica said...

You are funny! From being "nice to the presents" to that blue bird (of course is a bird!). Yay for Christmas with toddlers in the house. I cannot tell who's more excited about my daughters gifts. There is a lot of talking about which Santa got her what! Have a wonderful Christmas with your lovely family.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas dear Sam!!! and a wonderful happy new year to you and you family,

StarSpry said...

Merry Christmas, Sam!! I love all the gifts you made and put together. Naomi is so funny with her comment about the presents :) You both look great in the picture!

Kepanie said...

Great stuff featured here. Hope your Christmas today was wonderful.