I'm still plodding along on Christmas gift projects (and probably will be from now until December). I finally decided on the buttons I wanted for Paulie's felted slippers. He's quite a hedgehog lover and these large cloth-covered buttons seemed funky and perfect.
The punk hedgehog:
And his tamer, healthy-eating brother:
While I was at the Institute last week, one of my classmates, who taught the children's program woodworking class, offered to help me make a small cutting board for Elizabeth. The whole process of cutting the board into a nice, organic shape, rounding the edges, sanding and applying mineral oil to seal and shine the wood took about an hour. I'm planning to buy her a paring knife of her own and gift her with the set for Christmas. As much as she enjoys helping me in the kitchen, I think she'll be thrilled.
Elizabeth's sweater is also coming along nicely. I really like the way the cotton and modal blend yarn drapes and has such a nice shine to the yarn. The back is complete and a front panel is currently underway! Slowly, but surely...
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beautiful projects...love the slippers especially....there's something so sweet about hedgehogs:) hugs..ReplyDelete
Wow that cuttig board turned out so beautiful! Nice work! And I adore the hedgehog buttons, a local store?ReplyDelete
Gorgeous hedgie slippers! I love that you're knitting that sweater, too...pretty in pink :)ReplyDelete
Wonderful gifts...I love, Love, LOVE the cutting board!ReplyDelete
What a thoughtful gift for Elizabeth. Do you know about For Small Hands (http://www.forsmallhands.com/store/)? That, and Michael Olaf (www.michaelolaf.com), are two very good Montessori supply catalogs that carry really good quality child-sized kitchen goods.ReplyDelete
Great projects, they sound really creative and the photos are great too. I am painting through synesthesia which makes me see colors when I hear names and numbers. These colors I transform in paintings. Colors are my life.ReplyDelete
Oh, you are doing so great on your gift list! I feel like I'm never going to make it, but just starting now finally. ;)ReplyDelete
I adore those slippers and the buttons are great! Good on you for being so organized! Christmas feels so far away... but it will sneak up on us I am sure! xo m.ReplyDelete
wow on everything. the slippers are so wonderful, and I love the cutting board!ReplyDelete
How neat those felted slippers are. And the cutting board is beautiful!ReplyDelete
I am going to return later night to enjoy reading your Steiner institute post...
How wonderful that sourdough bread that you've been baking looks!