Monday, November 29, 2010

Advent Calendar

Reading Meg's post and seeing this (big thanks to both) made me think of making an Advent Calendar.

I would love to have an Advent Calendar like this myself.
As for her, well, she wants one with chocolate, of course.

As with all presents I am making, I have to be careful about not showing too much here.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Winter dress

It has to be a dress and it has to be pink. Difficult to explain that it is too cold to wear summer dresses. And why can't everything be pink?

Does anyone know how long this phase normally lasts?

My new challenge is to incorporate enough pink to make it worthy of a true princess and as little as I can possibly get away with.

This winter dress is a mixture of this and this dress.
As you can probably tell I am playing around with the '2 in 1' idea.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Wearing a hat

This weekend Colorin Colarado here in Barcelona opened their workshop so kids could make their own hat. They were incredibly generous, allowing the kids to use their fabric and buttons - and some truly beautiful hats were created.

Now I've got some explaining to do. Why is this not the kind of hat you wear when you return home from swimming class with wet hair.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Wearing a scarf

Wearing a scarf helps when you don't want to wear a jacket. Your mom might just say - oh, go on then. So does starting negotiations with outrageous demands (short dress, no sleeves and sandals).

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Knitting a scarf

A little  preview of the scarf I've made after seeing this image.
The combination of grey with mustard yellow is one of my favourites. 

I very rarely knit so I had to start with the basics ( I am so thankful for all those video tutorials by experienced knitters - very helpful! )

Now I still need to sew the ends together so that is can just be 'looped' round the neck - and it has to get a whole lot colder.