Keeping the Hands Busy

Posted by on Jan 10, 2014 in { Happy Sewing }, Blog, Hand Stitching, Holidays

Happy New Year! I hope you all have had a festive and relaxing holiday time.

A sampling of a few projects that have been keeping these hands busy:

patchwork long pillow
A looooong body pillow to put against the chilly exterior wall along my girlie’s loft bed.

decorated stockings2
Updated stockings that were “too plain, Mummy”.

fabric & sequins

felt & sequins

My kids love The Nutcracker. They have been to the production put on by Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal and their little heads are full of dancing magical images. My talented Greg made them each a figurine for the Christmas tree this season out of modelling clay. I was up late painting them to have them wrapped under the tree Christmas morning.

greg costa clara nutcracker model

greg costa drosselmeyer nutcracker model
… and Uncle Drosselmeyer

And I have been doing more. More sewing that I will post on in the coming weeks, working on a new fabric collection that I am crossing my fingers and toes will be produced, baking, baking, baking & not cooking much (Christmas dinner was non-traditional and actually really fun and relaxed … sushi … and to my surprise, it was actually just as festive as turkey), sledding with the kids, and generally trying to keep warm.

I wish you all a year of creativity, trying new things, and not taking matters too seriously!