Sunday, 21 September 2014

Inside Our Yurt - Dans notre yourte

Do you remember my Summer Solstice post? Well, this weekend we celebrated autumn equinox by the wood stove, in our (finally!) finished yurt. Here is a peek inside…

Est-ce que vous vous souvenez de mes photos prises lors du solstice d'été? Eh bien, ce week-end, nous avons célébré l'équinoxe d'automne sur le bord du feu dans notre yourte (enfin terminée!).  Voici un petit coup d'oeil à l'intérieur…

the big girls sleep under the dome / les grandes filles dorment sous le dôme

We had a perfect evening with squash soup and toasted fig bread (from a local bakery) on the wood stove. We also made popcorn on the stove and hot chocolate. When it got dark, we played Shadows in The Forest. We took a moment to admire an incredible starry sky outside. We are looking forward to spending many more cosy candlelit evenings in our yurt in the darker months to come.

Nous avons passé une soirée parfaite avec un potage de courge et du pain aux figues (d'une boulangerie locale) grillé sur le poêle. Nous avons aussi fait du popcorn sur le poêle et bu du chocolat chaud. Lorsqu'il a fait noir, nous avons joué au jeu Ombres en forêt. Nous avons pris un moment pour admirer un ciel des plus étoilés dehors. Nous avons vraiment hâte de passer d'autres belles soirées au chaud, à la lumière des chandelles et du feu dans notre yourte dans les mois plus sombres à venir. 

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Keep Calm Craft On: Acorn Hat and Wildflower Dye

Joining Nicole at Frontier Dreams for Keep Calm Craft On…

This week I knit Sacha a new acorn hat for fall. It's a little on the big side, but he seems to like wearing it and is super cosy made with bulky O-Wool.

The wildflowers are really beautiful this time of year, I love all of the gold and purple in the woods and fields around us. The girls and I dyed some of our yarn (from our sheep) with tansy and goldenrod. I love how it came out, a nice soft yellow.

Happy crafting on!

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Keep Calm Craft On: Wee Knitted Gifts

Joining Nicole at Frontier Dreams for Keep Calm Craft On…

This week I worked on several wee gifts:

some knitted felted bowls, the pattern is from SouleMama (my Ravelry notes here)

little knitted mushrooms, the one on the left was made from a pattern in this lovely book and the one on the right was made from this pattern

and finally, a pig for Sacha's birthday, the pattern is from Linda (I love all of Linda's patterns!) and the yarn is Peace Fleece

Happy crafting on!