Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Saturday, 7 November 2015


Lucie's first shawl

working away at my own projects while the girls work on theirs

I think Lucie now shares my shawl addiction! Though she doesn't enjoy knitting very much, she loves to crochet. She made her first shawl with some leftover mohair I had. She is very pleased with it and already on to making another one using different scraps of my leftover yarn. I love to see her working so enthusiastically and seeing every bit of yarn in our house getting used up (made into something beautiful!) and not wasted. 

Saturday, 31 October 2015

This Week

wild lingonberry and cranberry jam

a pumpkin that grew on it's own and to our surprise out of our compost heap!

roasting pumpkin seeds

our nature table

Happy Halloween!

Saturday, 24 October 2015


my little pumpkins

pumpkins and felted acorns made by the girls, instructions found in an old issue of Living Crafts

It's my favourite time of the year. The colours, the crisp air, the woollens, apples and pumpkin everything and lots of crafting with treasures found in nature. The kiddos (including Sacha) have been making some lovely transparency collages using leaves as well as fall lanterns (leaves glued with mod podge on glass). The girls have been creating wool gnomes, strange mushrooms and trolls and collecting unusual pumpkins and squash to decorate the house for Halloween. I started canning applesauce and most of our baking involves apples or pumpkins these days (yum!).

Happy fall friends!