Monday, January 31, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
I have long been admiring felt wool animals. I've had my favorite shops on Etsy that I have been frequenting and every once in a while I would treat myself to one of the little cuties. The idea that I could be making them myself hardly crossed my mind. It seemed like "one of those things", that are very hard to do, and there is no way I can be doing it. Like making soup (several years ago), or baking a cake (still), or brewing tea out of rose hips (my grandmother used to do that when I was little).
To make the long story short, one of my New Year resolutions was to try to learn to felt (and brew the rose hips). And I have done it:) I bought the wool, and the needles and a very cute Japanese design book and started. The Japanese book which looked very cute at first proved to be of little help, since I could not read it. And the pictures do give you ideas, but it is still hard to implement those. Youtube proved to be extremely helpful. Plus I have talked to a few people who were doing it and they were very helpful.
So , here are the ones I am not embarrassed to show) Two of them are already looking for new owners on Etsy.
Monday, January 24, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Getting there was a bit tough because of the snow storm.
But we made it in time for a warm dinner with 6 other families (19 kids all together)
The next morning it was quiet and beautiful.
So we went sledding, and I personally had as much fun as I did when I was 7 or 8.
And then there was a fire and all the boots got lined up in front of it . And all the wet mittens and hats on top of the fireplace.
And on Sunday we went to the Monastery for the service and then there was a Christmas party for the kids with a real, or almost real Ded Moroz..
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Getting ready for one of the two biggest holidays of the year: Nativity.
Will wake the kids up around 11 pm to go to church. It is supposed to snow tonight, so it will be a white Christmas for us. I am very ready for the fast to be over, and have some delicious food waiting to be eaten at 3 am today. I spent 5 hours in the kitchen today which is very unusual for me:) Luckily everyone appreciated it enough for me to do it again for Easter. Enjoying Aldashin's creation once again.