Friday, January 27, 2012

Love Inspires

Valentine's Day is approaching and I have been inspired to decorate and create for the upcoming occasion. Last year I crocheted a heart swag to adorn my hutch. This year I made two more to hang all the way around.

I purchased a sweet little decorative hand painted block set on etsy from SimpleBlockSayings. I thought it was simply perfect in every way.

The white tree I found at Hobby Lobby on sale for half off. I was sad to find that one of the bird's tails were broken and even more upset to find that it was the last one they had. But when they told me that they would give me another 20% off for the flaw, I knew I had to have it. I think it looks like a mommy bird perched on a tree with her baby bird. Perhaps she is teaching it how to fly. I have so many plans for this adorable little tree for every season. The little heart tree on the blocks inspired me to crochet the heart ornaments.
I am not the only one inspired by this fast approaching day of Love. Look at these beautiful treasuries that feature my Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue scarf and hat set.

You can view them both HERE and HERE.

Zella's love for Pandas and her pretty big blue eyes inspired me to create a new hat design.

The Pretty Little Panda hat was made with the softest fluffiest polyamide yarn and has long textured braids attached to it's earflaps for a touch of whimsy fun. Remember the Fluffy Little Owl hat I made recently? I really loved the design of that hat and so I gathered inspiration from it to create the Pretty Little Panda. You can find it in my Etsy store HERE. As I was making the eyes, I decided at the last minute that I wanted the panda to have blue eyes like Zella. Now that it is finished, I can't imagine it having any other color. I think Zella would agree too.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

A New Year With a Pretty Blanket of Snow

We are still here and enjoying our first REAL snow of the new year this weekend. We woke up this morning to this beautiful view.

So I thought it was the perfect morning to make a fun little breakfast to go with the "snow theme".

Then it was time to get our layers of clothes on; coats, scarves, gloves, hats and boots, and head out into the snow to play. We noticed a little feathered friend must have paid us a visit on our front porch early this morning.

The snow wasn't ideal for making a snowman or having a snowball fight but it was great for snow angels and sledding.

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