Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

I've been very absent here of late - just working, also working on Christmas gifts! I hope that over the holidays I'll have a chance to catch up. In the meantime, I'd like to wish everyone out there a very Happy Thanksgiving. It's my very favorite holiday and I'll be celebrating here on Saturday. Here's a poem to celebrate the day!

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Nothing Like Snow!

There's nothing like snow to get me started thinking more seriously about the upcoming holidays! I have a lot of November birthdays amongst my friends and family, so I always have the feeling that I'm ahead, only to realize at Thanksgiving that I've given most of my gifts away already! I'm determined avoid this realization this year. For today, here are some glances at some knitting that's underway (more information on Ravelry). Quilting shots to come tomorrow!

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Before and After

October was a bit of a bust in the crafty department. With Christmas fast approaching, I hope there'll be more posts here in the coming weeks! In the meantime, here's something I've wanted to share for a while.

I've been eying these rather retro telephone tables for a while at flea markets and finally gave in a couple of month ago. Several rounds of sanding and painting later, I'm happy with the result! The new fabric is from Marimekko (sorry, I don't know the name of the pattern). It took a while to find the perfect pulls for the drawers, but a friend finally found some for me at a little shop here in Vaasa. I'd also love to find an old green rotary phone to top it off - I miss rotary phones! I don't even have a land line anymore.

Now I want to recover my IKEA poƤng chair...