Journal

De-Christmasing the House

Evelina plays in the bath with her Christmas present bath foam

It always tickles me how differently Rich and I respond to the annual process of removing all traces of Christmas from the house. While I carefully pack the treasured ornaments with a twinge of sadness leaving a mournfully bare sitting room which looks stark without the decorations, Rich is positively gleeful to declutter the house. I even caught him whistling happily as he dismantled the tree. 

As I start to think about my goals for the year, one of the easier ones is to keep track of what I read (as I usually do using Goodreads.com) and what films I watch. We have made a healthy start considering we are only three days into the year, with a pleasing bias towards Emma Stone:

  1. Birdman
  2. Bad Neighbours 
  3. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Crafty Things

Winter Cabin

It’s that time of year again when I can’t help but add to my holiday felt ornament kit collection. All the kits are by Alicia Paulson and I love each kit (although I have so far only completed 2 of the 5 kits I now have).

I love Alicia’s kits because they are beautifully designed, the┬ámaterials are lovely and the instructions are very clear.

She also includes a lovely thank you postcard and business card, adding some more pretty to my inspiration board.

Ice Skating Afternoon
Walk in the Woods

I have already made the Ice Skating Afternoon kit and the Walk in the Woods kit and since I want to make them in order (one of my little OCDish quirks), I will be making the Snow Day kit next, although I might need some help from my sew make believe buddies with the tiny crochet scarf.

If you haven’t already, you must read Alicia’s Posie Gets Cozy blog too. She is quite a lady.