and of course, some sewing:
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Monday, December 28, 2020
a lovely bear pillow,
Friday, December 25, 2020
We kept it low key with wintery plates,
a few candles and some red accents.
I baked some gingerbread houses that Miss C. and Brick Master decorated,
The fire makes it so perfect on this cold day.
I tried a new recipe for our traditional buche de Noel:
black forest, following this recipe from Amuses Bouche,
once again not perfect but tasty!
(both from Inspired by Charm)
quite good for cocktails and mocktails,
that Mon Cheri, myself and my teens enjoy.
Monday, December 21, 2020
all together on my design board!
I purchased this cool tree print from Lily and Val,
and it looks perfect there, next to my vintage reindeer slippers from Lapland,
I actually wore them as a baby!
While it snowed last week,
we still have not made any fire,
so the chairs are still there,
but as soon as the fire will be burning,
they will be turned to face the fire,
definitively on Thursday or Friday!
Here is a reminder of the total transformation:
Friday, December 18, 2020
With less than a week until Christmas,
it is time to set up the final touches,
like a place for Santa's cookies!
I previously made one for my American niece and nephew in 2017,
so I had to make one for my French niece!
I followed the same tutorial from Amy of Nana Company
and apparently I used almost the same fabrics!
It is a little hard to see the cookies embroidery,
but that doesn't remove the cuteness!
Miss C. was concerned about the English and that her cousin would not be able
to read it, well she is 3, so she doesn't read anything!
But I am sure my sister can explain everything:
some little chocolate chip cookies and a little glass of milk:
cookies aux pepites de chocolat et un verre de lait!
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
I sewed my niece E's first stocking:
with the cutest mouse!
I also made her parents their own,
for a perfect set.
I followed 2 easy tutorials,
for the stocking, I used this tutorial from Diary of a Quilter,
I just added a pompom trim and a little pocket,
for the sleepy mouse, I used this tutorial from Molly and Mama.
It is a little time consuming, but totally worth it,
she is super cute!
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